100 Dorm Room Ideas to Start Campus Life Off Right

Get your new space all set up for your first semester away.

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For incoming campus-bound freshmen, furnishing your dorm room is pretty much a crash course in small-space living. We've rounded up 100 dorm room ideas to help you outfit your new digs, recreate the comforts of home, and get you settled into college life!

1 Home & More 'Hey There' Doormat
​Home & More

$19.58

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Trust us, your dorm room needs a doormat. For those fond of a colloquial greeting, this simple, yet durable, coco-fiber mat helps keep floors clean and dry, no matter what the forecast brings.

2 Ibagbar Vintage Canvas Backpack
​Ibagbar

$26.99

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This cotton canvas backpack manages to always look dapper, even if the contents are chaotic. It's equipped with nine pockets, including an interior sleeve to keep your laptop safely separated from your other items. The adjustable, cushioned shoulder straps also allow for a slightly more comfortable feel while schlepping your study materials to the library.

3 Americanflat Over-The-Door Full-Length Mirror
​Americanflat

$34.95

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Simple but essential, every living space needs a full-length mirror. This one is a no-frills, over-the-door pick, but it's just right for dorm living.

4 S'Well White Marble Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
S'Well

$45.00

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When you've got a full day of classes and exams ahead of you, keep cool by carrying this insulated water bottle from S'Well at all times. Constructed of double-walled stainless steel, it keeps its contents cold (or hot!) all day long, and the marble-patterned exterior makes it one chic desk accessory.

More: Best Insulated Travel Mugs for On-The-Go Sipping

5 Paper Source Monogram Laurel Stationery (Set of 20)
​Paper Source

$35.80

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Fancy stationery isn't an everyday necessity for a college student, but when it comes to corresponding with tech-averse grandparents or sending a sincere thank-you note after an internship interview, you'll be more than happy to have these crisp, monogrammed cards from Paper Source on hand.

6 adidas Squad III Duffel Bag
​Adidas

$29.99

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This is one budget-friendly gym bag that doesn't skimp on the bells and whistles. With numerous color options, six pockets (three are ventilated exterior pockets that allow you to separate pre-gym from post-gym items), and one freshPAK ventilated shoe tunnel, this adidas bag will be a trusty companion for your 4 (or more!) years at school.

7 Apple TV 4K
Apple

$179.00

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Your Netflix night is in for a major upgrade. This Apple TV device features speedy hardware that's compatible with HD and 4K HDR TVs, a sleek remote with touch and voice control, and support for Siri.

8 BESTEK 6-Outlet Power Strip Surge Protector
​BESTEK

$25.99

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You and your roommate will be clamoring for the little space that you have, so make sure that you can safely share the outlets with a surge protector power strip. This circular model includes six outlets and four USB ports, and its cord extends up to 6 feet long.

9 Anthropologie Homegrown Monogram Mug
Anthropologie

$8.00

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This initial-adorned stoneware mug is perfect for making mug cakes or cups of hot cocoa on snow days, but it's also a cute (and affordable!) idea for a roommate birthday or holiday present. We love that the pattern and color scheme is a little bit different for each letter.

10 Ab Wheel Portable Ab Roller
​Ab Wheel

$14.99

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Torrential downpour? Raging snowstorm? This ab wheel lets you roll out a rigorous workout right from your dorm room, without braving the elements. In addition to your abs, it'll also indirectly work your back, shoulders, and arms.

11 Blue Sky Noteworthy Weekly/Monthly Planner
​Blue Sky

$24.99

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We love this 12-month weekly/monthly planner from Blue Sky for its cute cover designs and convenient spiral binding, but it's also a lightweight hardcover planner that won't feel like you're lugging around an extra textbook! Each clean-lined weekly page lays out the week's agenda on the left and a breakdown of all of your personal to-dos and goals on the right to help you excel in and out of the classroom.

12 Bath & Body Works 5-Pack PocketBac Sanitizers (Set of Five)
Bath & Body Works

$6.00

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It seems like every changing season at school brings more sniffles and sore throats, so always keep a stash of sanitizer on hand! This sweet-smelling set from Bath & Body Works lets you keep one in your backpack, gym duffle, and all of your other bags.

13 Chill Sack Five-Foot-Wide Bean Bag Chair
​Chill Sack

$129.99

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Bean bags are nothing special, but this Chill Sack will make your dorm room everybody's favorite place to Netflix-binge. If you have enough floor space (it's a whopping 5 feet wide), it's a sumptuously soft seat for two people to get cozy, and it's stuffed with shredded memory foam, so it actually feels supportive enough to nap on.

14 Richie House Women's Bathrobe Robe
Richie House

$22.99

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Padding around in shower shoes (aka your oldest pair of flip-flops) is a small drawback to dorm-style living. Make up for it with this super-soft bathrobe with animal ears on the hood — it'll bring a little comfort and cuteness to your bathing ritual.

15 BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer
​BaBylissPRO

$32.99

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Babyliss Pro's compact dryer is the ideal blow-dry tool for those short on space — its folding handle shrinks the device to a mere 5.5 inches! It also features dual voltage, and it's infused with pure gemstone tourmaline crystals that fight off frizz.

16 Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones
Bose

$349.00

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Get your studying done in peace by investing in this top-rated set of noise-canceling headphones from Bose. Users tout their effectiveness at reducing atmospheric noise and the impressive 20-hour battery life.

17 Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Green Machine Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
Ultimate Ears

$128.52

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For amping up the atmosphere, whether in the dorm, out on the quad, or even packed along for a bike ride, you can't go wrong with this UE wireless Bluetooth speaker. The slim, colorful design is also waterproof and blasts tunes at an impressive 360-degree range.

18 Command Copper Wall Hooks
Command

$5.99

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There's no reason that your storage has to be nondescript! Adhere a few of these removable, copper-colored Command Hooks to your inner closet walls to prettily hold jewelry or hair accessories.

19 Brita Large 10-Cup Grand Water Pitcher with Filter
Brita

$28.49

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Stock your mini fridge with a Brita pitcher, which gives you and your roommates crisp, great-tasting filtered water whenever you need it. It removes traces of copper, mercury, and cadmium from your water, and it even includes a light-up indicator on the top so you know when to change the filter.

20 Iblue Canvas Travel Dopp Kit
​Iblue

$11.99

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The dude schlepping his shaving supplies back and forth from the bathroom every day may as well be doing it in style. This dopp kit is a no-frills (but well-reviewed) option — its large zippered main compartment will ensure that even larger grooming products can be packed with ease.

21 Amazon eGift Card
Amazon

from $25.00

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Parents, this one's for you! Gift a college-bound kid a sweet parting present before they drive away from home and into a new chapter of their life. They can finally get that thing they've been dying to get from Amazon on your dime.

22 Coop Home Goods Eden Shredded Memory Foam Pillow
​Coop Home Goods

$69.99

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Bargain bin pillows these are not! The Coop Home Goods Eden pillow is stuffed with shredded memory foam to provide a comfortable balance of sink and support for virtually any sleeper. The pillow can also be opened up to take out some of the stuffing if it feels too lofty. It's like a custom pillow!

23 U-Brands Natural Square Cork Board
The Container Store

$9.99

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Whether for posting up mementos, class syllabi, or simply for leaving notes for your roomie, opt for a cork bulletin board to pin everything in place. This stylish pick features gold-arrow accents, and it can be bought in multiples, so you can customize your setup, depending on the amount of space you have.

24 Skydue 8-Pocket File Folder
​Skydue

$8.99

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At the semester's end, you'll probably be ready to recycle your mountain of handouts and notes. But don't throw everything away! If you're continuing your studies in a certain subject, stash your old notes in this eight-pocket file folder, so you always have them available for reference.

25 Dormify Metallic Marble Pillow
​Dormify

$36.00

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This 20-by-20-inch polyester pillow from Dormify is generously sized and stuffed for your Netflix-binging enjoyment. Its marble design adds a hint of pattern to the impeccably decorated dorm.

26 CB2 Crane Floor Lamp
​CB2

$149.00

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Class up your dorm-room decor by taking a page out of the design-blog playbook. Floor lamps cast a flattering and much more sophisticated light on your space than overhead lighting. This two-toned pick from CB2 just feels ever-current and rich with detail — even the inside of the black shade has a brass-plated finish.

27 Annie's Cheddar Bunnies (Pack of 12)
Annie's Homegrown

$27.93

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Tried and true, Annie's Organic Cheddar Bunnies are one of the O.G. healthy snacks on the market. Baked instead of fried and made from whole grains, these continue to be a great alternative to other salty or greasy dorm snack foods.

28 Urban Outfitters Photo Clip Firefly String Lights
Urban Outfitters

$20.00

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Because home is where the string lights are. Hang this copper-wire LED photo-clip strand around your bookshelf, desk, or headboard to add atmosphere with an Insta-ready flair!

29 Coleman Cooler Quad Portable Camping Chair
​Coleman

$19.00

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Tailgate season is just around the corner — ensure you have the best pre-game seat by packing this comfy quad chair. Not only is it roomy, versatile, and affordable, but it packs up easily into the included carrying bag, and it even has a small cooler bag on the side.

30 Coleman Travel Sewing Kit
​Coleman

$7.64

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This sewing kit includes spare buttons, snaps, and safety pins, plus plenty of different hues of polyester thread, to easily mend any sartorial malfunctions you might experience along the way.

31 LapGear Designer Lap Desk
​LapGear

$30.99

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For those of you who do your best work in bed, don't scorch the tops of your legs supporting an overheated laptop! While better suited for writing and tablet use, this bean-bag bed tray helps you work comfortably from any seated position. The surface includes a narrow slot to hold your phone, an elastic corner strap for keeping your papers and pens in place, and a protruding lip at the base to keep both of your hands free.

32 Sunnylife Rainbow Neon Light
​Sunnylife

$26.00

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This colorful neon lamp will make your room everyone's favorite hang-out spot. It's a small but bright tabletop device, and it connects via USB cord to any outlet.

33 Laundry Backpack
Iwill Create Pro

$12.99

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Make laundry day feel a little less like a chore by loading your dirty linens into this handy knapsack. A drawstring top on this thick nylon bag ensures that no stray socks or underwear slip out on the way to the laundry room, and its roomy zippered pocket can hold a small bottle of detergent or a few dryer balls.

34 Command Picture Ledge
Command

$15.28

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Looking for a more refined way to display framed prints and posters that's still dorm-room-friendly? Stick this picture ledge from Command to your wall, and easily lean the artwork against it! With a 5-pound weight capacity, it grips firmly while being able to cleanly be removed without leaving a trace. The ledge can also be repurposed to hold makeup, small figurines, or desk supplies.

35 Lekue Pasta Cooker
Lekue

$24.47

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Need a break from the cafeteria? This genius device allows you to whip up a home-cooked pasta dinner, without needing a stovetop. Just fill it with filtered water and pasta, microwave, then drain it! The tomato sauce is completely up to you.

36 Retrogram Boards Vintage Felt Changeable Letter Board
​Retrogram Boards

$21.99

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Roommate notes will never be the same. Spell it out on this retro-style felt letter board, equipped with 290 letters, numbers, and punctuation characters.

37 Zeigga Lab Oil Diffuser
​Zeigga Lab

$59.59

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An essential oil diffuser is great to have in your stress-busting toolkit. A dorm-friendly way to wind down, these devices ultrasonically vaporize water and your essential oil of choice to emit a subtle (not overpowering) scent, allowing the user to partake in the benefits of aromatherapy without using candles or incense. This device's warm white glow works wonderfully as a nightlight, and it will shut off automatically on a 1- or 3-hour timer, or when it runs out of water.

38 The Container Store Mint Oskar Storage Box with Lid
​The Container Store

$9.99

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A storage solution that's worthy of showing off, this mint-green box makes an eye-catching addition to any closet. With stitched and studded details and a handy label holder, it stows sweaters, bags, or shoes with stylish, small-space efficiency.

39 Linenspa 4-Inch Gel Swirl Memory Foam Topper (Twin XL Size)
​Linenspa

$91.99

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When you have to make it to an 8 a.m. lab, leave nothing to chance. This memory foam topper adds a generous 4 inches to your dorm-issued mattress, making it a downright dreamy place to crash.

40 Umbra Copper Metalla Trash Can
Umbra

$14.99

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This brassy bin from Umbra is actually made of plastic, making it perfect for a dorm suite bathroom, or even just for under your desk.

41 Jerrybox Rotating Makeup Organizer
​Jerrybox

$23.99

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Instead of rifling through your cosmetic case every day, give this make-up organizer a spin! Not only does it rotate 360-degrees, but it includes removable partitions that an accommodate different-sized products, so you can adjust it as your beauty routine expands.

42 The Container Store 8-Pair Shoe Organizer
​The Container Store

$39.99

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It's rare for the college student to be rich in closet space, so enlist all the help you can get. This shoe organizer has a simple and sturdy particle-board structure that can be positioned upright or horizontal, depending on your closet layout. The simple cubby setup lets you clearly display your kicks and build on it in a seamless, cohesive way, should your shoe collection rapidly expand.

43 Steamfast SF-717 Mini Travel Steam Iron
Steamfast

$26.99

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Trust us, you'll be happy you brought an iron to college! This miniature travel steam iron from Steamfast smooths out wrinkles just as well as a full-sized version, is equipped with three temperature settings for different fabrics, and has a one-touch steam control.

44 Lifewit 2-Tier Side Table End Table
​Lifewit

$67.99

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Dorms these days look more like apartments than student living spaces, and the easiest way to achieve a more grown-up look is to opt for minimalist, yet budget-friendly furniture pieces that'll coordinate seamlessly, no matter how many times you move around on campus. This nightstand is a fantastic replacement for plastic-bin drawers — it provides two levels of surface space, plus a lower drawer for under-wraps storage.

45 EEZ-Y Compact Travel Umbrella
​EEZ-Y

$22.95

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Travel through windy weather without fear of breaking your umbrella before your first class even starts. This pick features a rain-resistant double canopy, along with the fiberglass and stainless steel spokes that prevent the umbrella from inverting and breaking while you're on the go. Users tout its compact size for easy portability and the satin-rubber handle that feels secure in the hand.

46 Midea WHD-113FSS1 Compact Reversible Double Door Refrigerator and Freezer
Midea

$168.56

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This mini fridge may not have a flashy exterior, but its interior has everything you could possibly need (and it also comes in black and white). It's stocked with fruit and vegetable drawers, a sizable and separate freezer, and shelving that can be moved around. It even has reversible doors in case you need to fit it into a tight space!

More: See More Mini Fridges Perfect for a Dorm!

47 HandStands Memory Foam Ergo-Mat
​HandStands

$13.99

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Those with an eye for design may not be enamored with the typically bulbous (yet addictively squishy) wrist-rest mousepad. Opt instead for this asymmetrical, ergonomic pick, featuring a 4-degree slope that keeps the wrist right in alignment while looking stylishly off-kilter.

48 ClosetMaid 5433 Cubeicals Fabric Drawer
ClosetMaid

$4.72

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Storage doesn't have to look like an afterthought in a room. This top-rated fabric drawer may be inexpensive and no-frills, but it's available in a wide range of shades, so you can pick the one that blends best with your dorm decor.

49 StarPack Home Mini White Ceramic Succulent Planter Set (Set of Three)
StarPack Home

$14.95

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If your dorm allows them, take this trio of succulents with you to add a little life to your work desk. They only need a little bit of water every 10 days or so, and they're the perfect pre-pet responsibility until you move off-campus!

50 Fatboy Lamzac Inflatable Lounger
​Fatboy

$39.99

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Who needs icebreaker games when you have the Lamzac? This amazing portable lounge chair provides instant seating out on the sprawling quad. The magic is in its ability to instantly inflate. Just swing the nylon tube around in the air a few times, secure with a clip at the end, and then sit back and relax.

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52 Enpornk Battery Operated Flameless LED Candles (Set of Three)
​Enpornk

$12.99

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Candles are a hard "no" in nearly all dorms. Luckily, this flickering set of remote-control-operated wax candles creates a faux-fire glow in your living space that looks just as magical as the real thing.

53 PBteen Over The Door Modular Storage
PBTeen

$79.00

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This vertical organizer from PBteen isn't cheap, but it may be the cutest over-the-door storage unit out there. Store seasonal accessories, jewelry, toiletries, or any other little extras here where they'll be out of the way, but easily accessible.

54 Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Container (14-Piece Set)
​Rubbermaid

$24.99

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Even though homemade leftovers may be few and far between, don't waste your money on another plastic set of storage containers that could melt in the microwave. Rubbermaid's Brilliance line of food storage containers is one of the most intelligently designed options out there — from their microwave-safe build that allows you to vent the lids to the rounded shapes that fit together seamlessly in storage. The lids also snap on tightly, so you can transport soups and stews without any leakage. Made from sturdy, stain-free plastic, this set is also dishwasher- and freezer-safe.

55 Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Tortilla Chips (Pack of 12)
​Food Should Taste Good

$31.81

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A fine complement to guac, hummus, or even nachos, opt for these party-ready and nutritious multigrain chips from Food Should Taste Good.

56 Zyliss Lock N' Lift Can Opener with Lid Lifter Magnet
​Zyliss

$14.99

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Never cut your fingers opening another can of soup again! This manual can opener is curved, and it has a soft-touch grip for easy handling. It even includes a magnet that cleanly lifts off the top, so you can safely dispose of it.

57 Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Ice Blue Instant Camera
​Fujifilm

$56.00

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One of the most popular instant film cameras around, the quirky-looking Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 can capture credit-card-sized prints to make instant keepsakes.

58 Society6 Oranges Black Laptop Sleeve
Society6

$36.99

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You'll likely be carrying your laptop with you to class every day, so keep it covered in a sturdy sleeve that you'll also enjoy looking at! We love this design from Society6, which is covered with a thick polyester weave and lined with soft microfiber to prevent scratching.

59 Gain Flings Laundry Detergent Pacs
​Gain

$19.97

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The Gain Flings detergent pacs are not only super portable, but they're also great for students constantly running loads of gym and sports laundry. Each little pac contains Oxiboost and Febreeze solution, making each wash smell totally clean and heavenly.

60 Toshiba 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR
​Toshiba

$479.99

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How will you be able to host Riverdale watching parties without a sleek monitor? This 4K smart TV from Toshiba was developed in collaboration with Amazon, and it runs a full-fledged version of FireOS, so you have access to over 15,000 channels and apps that make it a must-have for modern dorm living.

61 Society6 Succulove Shower Curtain
​Society6

$68.99

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If you're moving into a multiperson suite with your own bathroom, go in on a shower curtain that really pops! Society6 has seemingly countless designs on their site, but we're quite fond of this one for its geometric, green-thumb appeal.

62 CAP Barbell Neoprene Coated Dumbbell (1-Pound)
​CAP Barbell

$3.00

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Strength-train on your own schedule with a set of dumbbells. These affordable hand weights vary in weight, so you can alternate between a few different sets for muscle targeting. Their neoprene coating is also floor-friendly, so you don't have to worry about scuffing up that dorm-room linoleum!

63 SALT 12-Pack Heavyweight Hangers
Bed Bath & Beyond

$6.99

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Leave your flimsy clothing hangers behind. These top-rated 12-packs are touted for their durability, and they're able to hold up to the weight of your winter jackets without warping.

64 Honey-Can-Do Hanging Closet Organizer
​Honey-Can-Do

$16.24

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Eke out all of the space you can from those college-issued closets. This six-tier organizer lets you keep your clothes folded up front-and-center. The extra storage potential you gain is well worth the precious rack space it takes up.

65 Westminster World's Smallest Vacuum
Westminster

$14.95

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You may not need a full-sized vacuum for your dorm, but this teeny-tiny hand-held pick is just right for sucking up crumbs or anything else that's in too small of a crevice for your Swiffer to sweep up.

66 UGG Women's Kesey Boot
UGG Australia

$159.95

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Even if the sun is shining now, you'll want to be prepared for the inevitable wet weather. UGG's Kesey boot was practically built for trekking across the quad on stormy or snowy days, thanks to its waterproof construction and plush wool lining.

67 Honeywell 11-Inch 3-Speed Table Air Circulator Fan
​Honeywell

$11.99

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Up the airflow while you're working, or keep cool at night with the help of this table fan. Users note that this pick is quite powerful, stirring up quite a lot of cool air, even on its lower settings.

68 Kan-Jam Ultimate Disc Game
​Kan-Jam

$31.99

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How are your disc-throwing skills these days? A few rounds of Kan-Jam on the quad are sure to sharpen your aim. This four-player game is comprised of two flexible plastic cans with an open top and slotted front. The goal is to hit the can with the disk, shoot it through the slot, or have your teammate assist you in doing either to gain points! First team to get 21 points wins.

69 Urban Outfitters Sierra Floral Velvet Floor Pillow
Urban Outfitters

$59.00

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With a velvety texture and a trendy floral design, this lofty floor pillow adds a cozier, communal feel to the average TV night in the dorm. It also doesn't hurt that this sturdy pick rings up at well under $100!

70 Keurig K-Mini K15 Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker
​Keurig

$67.99

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Ideal for off-campus dwellers, save a few dollars on your daily caffeine habit with this mini Keurig brewing machine. It's compatible with all types of K-cup pods, and its 7-inch width takes up only a minimal amount of counter space.

71 Sony C400 Wireless Behind-Neck In Ear Headphones
​Sony

$68.00

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Don't get into a headphone tangle on your gym's treadmill! With a colorful design, comfy fit, good sound quality, and fantastic battery life, the Sony C400 wireless earbuds are one of the best affordable models you can buy.

72 BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose 1/2-Inch-Thick Yoga Mat
​BalanceFrom GoYoga

$17.95

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Find your center, even on your dorm room floor. This yoga mat's nonslip surface has a thick, cushioned build that's much more gentle on your feet, knees, and wrists, especially as you move into balancing poses.

73 Wize Monkey Coffee Leaf Earl Grey Tea
​Wize Monkey

$12.99

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For the student cutting back on the coffee during study sessions, this tea blend from Wize Monkey offers a lovely substitute.

It's made from the leaves of arabica coffee plants, which is an underutilized part of the plant that's still lightly caffeinated and contains antioxidants, and it's flavored with bergamot oil for that unmistakable Earl Grey flavor. It helps provide energy to the drinker without the jittery (and insomnia-inducing) side effects.

74 Mead Spiral 1-Subject College Ruled Notebooks (Set of Six)
​Mead

$13.97

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Get those first-day essentials ready so you're not rushing to the campus bookstore at the last minute! Pick up this pack of six spiral-bound subject notebooks, so you have one to cover each of your classes.

75 Urban Outfitters T-Shirt Jersey Comforter Snooze Set (Twin Size)
Urban Outfitters

$189.00

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While you may not love sleeping on a Twin XL-sized mattress for the next few years, you should definitely find a comforter that you're crazy about. This bedding set from Urban Outfitters is available in six different colors, and it comes bundled with a comforter, fitted and flat sheet, pillowcase, and matching laundry bag. It also has a casual, lightweight texture with luxuriant softness to keep you feeling snug all night long.

76 KIND Bars — Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate (Pack of 12)
KIND

$13.29

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Pick up these bad boys in bulk. Not only do these Kind Bars contain a blend of peanuts and dark chocolate, but they're loaded with 7 grams of protein so you feel more full.

77 Kindle Paperwhite E-reader
Kindle

$89.99

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For the English major or voracious bookworm, you probably don't want to tote around an extra "just-for-fun" hardcover in addition to your regular workload. Consider the Paperwhite for lightweight, backlit reading and a vast selection of titles on the Amazon Kindle Store (that are usually discounted from the book version!). The battery life is excellent, too — it can last up to six weeks on a single charge.

78 AmazonBasics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Stand
AmazonBasics

$16.25

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Now your wrists, eyes, and motherboard can all be spared a little stress during the school day. Not only does the metal-mesh build of this stand keep your laptop from overheating, but you can also adjust its level (from 12 to 35 degrees) for hours of easier typing!

79 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes (Set of Four)
Lysol

$12.34

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These disinfecting wipes can be run across keyboards, doorknobs, desks, or personal fitness equipment to get rid of 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, and they'll definitely come in handy when the cold or flu starts circulating around the dorm.

80 Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (Pack of Five)
Kraft

$4.69

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Arguably the most well-known and widely available brand across the entire macaroni-and-cheese spectrum, this signature blue box makes for an easy late-night meal that'll bring you back to childhood bliss with each cheesy spoonful.

81 Macbook Pro Laptop
Apple

$1,299.00

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Don't leave for school without a new top-of-the-line laptop. The MacBook Pro (available in a 13- or 15-inch version) is sleeker and more powerful than the previous model. Apple's site lets you choose the specifications for the machine's processor, amount of memory and storage, and even the backlit keyboard's language. It also has a super-responsive trackpad, a display with exceptional quality, and great battery life.

82 Mack's Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs
​Mack's

$8.07

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Sometimes a simple, low-tech solution is all you need to catch those elusive zzz's. While these are great for muffling the sound of your night-owl neighbors, we also highly recommend tossing a couple pairs of these earplugs into your weekender bag, because you never know how quiet and calm your sleeping arrangements can really be when crashing in a friend's dorm.

83 Heavy Duty Over-the-Door Hook Rack
Bed Bath & Beyond

$14.99

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When floor space can't be sacrificed, over-the-door storage is your best bet for keeping towels and robes dry and organized. This 12-hook rack keeps it all hidden behind your door, freeing up your wall space for more decorative use.

84 PBteen Kennedy Task Lamp with USB
PBTeen

$149.00

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You most likely have plenty of overhead lighting in your workspace, but this PBteen desk lamp, clad in either gold or white, draws your focus to the task at hand — and makes your dorm feel much more homey.

85 Utopia Towels Premium 8-Piece Towel Set
​Utopia Towels

$23.99

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Get yourself a towel set that'll hold up to years of daily use. This top-rated 100% cotton set may look like it's no-frills, but it's crafted for optimum absorbency, as well as quick-drying capabilities.

86 PBteen Solid Leanback Lounger
PBTeen

$199.00

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This lounger is a vast improvement from the bean bag chairs of yesteryear. With a reinforced-stitch cotton cover and durable polystyrene fill, it's a seat that strikes the perfect structured balance between firm and cushy.

87 Contigo Autoseal Aria Stainless Steel 16-Ounce Travel Mug
​Contigo

$24.99

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Take your carafe of caffeine to go with this vacuum-insulated travel mug, which keeps hot beverages hot for 5 hours and cold beverages cold for 14. It even allows for one-handed maneuvering — just push the button to sip.

88 Urban Outfitters Amped Fleece Throw Blanket
Urban Outfitters

$49.00

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Whether for using as a bedding layer or for cuddling up with during movie night, this fuzzy fleece throw blanket adds some extra comfort to your new home away from home.

89 PBteen Underbed See-Thru Organizer
​PBTeen

$14.00

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Keep your accessories and dorm room extras from cluttering up your closets with these simple underbed storage boxes from PBteen. Available in four chic shades (gray, chambray, charcoal, and navy), their build is flexible and collapsable, so even oddly shaped items can finally have a home.

90 PBTeen Watercolor Trellis 3'x5' Rug
PBTeen

$149.00

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If you're part of one of those kindred roomie pairs who have already collaborated on a color scheme before move-in day, opt for this rug to tie the whole look together. Constructed of hand-tufted Indian wool, the watercolor palette makes a modern, stylish statement and makes your dorm instantly feel a whole lot more like home.

91 Pipcorn Truffle Mini Popcorn (Pack of Three)
​Pipcorn

$16.99

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Popcorn is a dorm-room mainstay, but this is one particularly notable variety. Popped in small batches by hand, Pipcorn's small truffle-flavored kernels are a sophisticated snack for any time of the day. Plus, the popcorn in these 4-ounce bags have extra tiny hulls, which are less likely to get stuck in your teeth.

92 Poppin Blush Dream Desk
Poppin

$105.99

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Streamline the desk mess before it even happens. This five-piece desk organization unit from Poppin comes with a set of 12 pens, and it gives you all of the cubbies and compartments you could ever need for supplies and loose papers. It comes in a variety of shades and is totally modular, so you can set it up however it makes sense for your workflow.

93 Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries, Frosted Strawberry Flavored (Pack of 32)
​Pop-Tarts

$6.98

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Who doesn't crave a midnight study-sesh snack every once in a while? This 32-pack of Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts is a classic that everyone had as a kid, tasting of equal parts sugar and nostalgia.

94 ShowerMade Portable Shower Tote Storage Organizer
​ShowerMade

$13.47

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What you gain in freedom when moving out of the house, you lose in bathroom privacy once the reality of communal living sets in. Keep your shower accoutrements corralled into one of these easy-to-carry mesh caddies. This option includes a long 20-inch hanging strap and a multitude of roomy compartments.

95 Studio 3B 4-Piece USB Bed Lift Set
​Studio 3B

$29.99

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College-issued beds usually aren't high enough to fit a myriad of underbed storage containers, so investing in risers (that you'll use for all four years and beyond!) are a must. This set from Studio 3B even comes with one rechargeable riser that can power up small devices within an arm's reach.

96 Swiffer Sweeper Cleaner Dry and Wet Mop Starter Kit
​Swiffer

$9.94

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Independent living becomes an instant lesson in how much work it takes to keep a space looking spick and span. Keep the dust bunnies at bay with this Swiffer starter kit, and instead of using disposable liners, sweep your floors with a washable microfiber cloth for a more effective and greener clean.

97 Household Essentials Small Tabletop Ironing Board
Household Essentials

$14.99

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It may not be used for your day-to-day wardrobe, but you'll be exceedingly grateful to have this compact tabletop ironing board once interviews and university formals roll around. Its short legs fold flat underneath to allow for easy out-of-the-way storage.

98 Transcend 1 TB StoreJet M3 External Hard Drive
​Transcend

$56.99

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Film majors need to be able to save feature-length projects on an external hard drive to work on them on the go or in the computer lab. Available with up to 2TB of memory and compatible with both PCs and Macs, the colorful Transcend StoreJet 25M3 is one rugged hard drive that can take a beating, yet still keeps files intact.

99 Walls Need Love Triangle Decal Set
Urban Outfitters

$12.00

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Because your RAs will likely write you up for any decorations that are nailed to the wall, stick it to them with this cheerful set of triangle decals. For $12 you get a set of 68 totally temporary stickers.

100 What Do You Meme? Adult Party Game
Amazon

$29.99

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When words simply aren't enough, memes step in to convey the absurd specificities of life. This dorm-room card game is comprised of two different decks — a photo deck and a caption deck. With each turn, everyone picks a caption card from their hand to match the photo card drawn by the judge. The judge determines which meme is the funniest, and the game continues rotating judges as long as everybody wants.

101 Umbra Pendant Triangular Copper Accessory Hanger
Umbra

$14.99

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Don't relegate your scarves to the sock drawer. This copper-colored device solves your storage conundrum by hanging in your closet and holding all of your favorite accessories right where you can see them.