Selena Livas, Brandeis Noodle Brand Ambassador
While not all of the halls have kitchens, there is always one close by that does. If you’re really into cooking I would recommend bringing a good baking pan, skillet, mixing bowl, and different utensils. Realistically, no one has a ton of time to cook. A mini fridge and microwave are essential. There are a ton of specialty items you can buy, like things to cook bacon, steam vegetables, or make waffles. However, unless you know you eat a ton of that one item, I wouldn’t recommend buying them, as they will just take up space. No matter what, having cups, some utensils, and a bowl and plate is helpful (disposable versions work too, they're just less "green"). I have also found that having a good paring knife is quite useful. Don’t forget about storing food! Bring Tupperware, or plastic wrap/ tin foil, or both.