6 Top Office Supplies for College Students

I may have a slight stationery addiction. That being said, I’ve used an awful lot of office supplies, especially at school. Testing so many, I’ve found what, in my opinion, are the best office supplies available.  More importantly, these are my top office supplies for college students!

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Dixon Ticonderoga Pencils

Pencils | For the Sake of Good Taste

I like to write in pencil for class notes, if only to be easily changed or corrected (though I’ll rewrite them in colourful pens when studying—more on that later!).  While there are literally thousands of different pencils on the market, and nearly all of them will get the job done, I’m adamant about using Dixon Ticonderogas.

Ticonderogas sharpen well, write smoothly, and erase cleanly.  If you’re looking for a basic #2, they’re my go-to! Get a 12-pack here.

PaperMate InkJoy Multicoloured Pens

Pens | For the Sake of Good Taste

I colour-code pretty much everything I can.  When it comes to updating my planner, rewriting class notes, or just doodling, I turn to my multicoloured PaperMate pens.  The colours are perfect and they rarely give me issues.  On the rare occasion they do, a quick scribble on a scrap paper gets it working in no time!

Get an 8-pack with a bonus pen here.

Post-It Flags

Flags | For the Sake of Good Taste
Note: The flags pictured aren’t actually the Post-It brand, as I was all out as of writing this! These are my back-up, but I can’t tell you how much more I prefer the brand name, in this case.

Whether I’m using them as bookmarks or to organise my notes, I’m constantly reaching for a flag.  They’re perfect to mark up textbooks without writing in them, too!

Find them here.


Paperclips | For the Sake of Good Taste

Preferably, fun paperclips.

I somehow end up with piles of papers that need to be organised.  I may need a bookmark where a flag won’t quite work.  Paperclips are always the answer.

Grab some cat clips, a variety of animals, pawprints, or search for your favourite sort!


Planner | For the Sake of Good Taste

In addition to my bullet journal, I like to keep a dated planner to keep track of meetings, classes, work, and everything in between.  Add in my multi-coloured pens, paperclips, and flags, it’s the perfect organisational tool!

I just picked up this planner and I’m in love.  What’s better than a llama?

Scented Markers

Scented Markers | For the Sake of Good Taste

I love to use flashcards for studying, but they can get monotonous after a while.  Using a variety of colours makes it a little more fun.  Even better? A variety of colours AND SCENTS.  I’ll take a pile of index cards, my notes for the class in question, and get to card-making!

My personal favourites are these.

6 Top Office Supplies for College Students

There are plenty more wonderful supplies that I use, but this is an assortment of my favourites.

What’s your favourite office supply?


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    […] Highlighters, Sharpies, and washable markers dry out.  Pencils and crayons break.  Pens run out of ink.  Take a few minutes to test out your office supplies and toss those that aren’t up to par.  Not sure what to keep on hand?  Check out our top office supplies for college students! […]

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