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20+ Dorm Room Essentials For Your First (or Fifth) Year on Campus
Turn your dorm house into a dorm home.
The end of summer marks an important milestone for hundreds of thousands of recent high school grads across the country: It's the first semester of college. While the pandemic left many students back home with their parents for the past two years, moving onto campus is back in full swing this August. That means 2022's high school grads (and, likely, many grads from the previous two years) will step onto campus for the first time and experience all that dorm life has to offer: springy twin beds, square-tiled communal bathrooms and late-night shenanigans, just to name a few.
This checklist could probably go on forever about what to pack into the '07 Camry you're taking with you to school and what to leave in your childhood bedroom, but we think there are some dorm room essentials that every student has to have in order to make their itty-bitty living space feel less like a supervision-free, Red Bull-littered bat cave and more like home. From shower shoes and a bathroom caddy to noise-canceling headphones for endless Zoom seminars and studying, you will be glad you brought these things along.