Summer is beginning to come to a close, which is completely heart-breaking, but at the same time, super exciting if you're going to college in the fall. If you're one of those lucky freshmen headed off to the world of higher education, there are a few things you should be prepared for — particularly if you're living on campus. Luckily for you, I've compiled 11 college essentials for freshmen you should be sure to get your hands on by the time you're moving into the dorms. College is a whole new world, so get ready in style.
Keep your stuff in it, and write your plans on it. Two birds, one stone.
Three By Three Seattle Sort-It-Out Wipe-Off Board Wall Caddy, $46, Urban Outfitters
Firefly String Lights
No dorm room is complete without some string lights.
Firefly String Lights, $28, Urban Outfitters
Just My Type Of Notepaper Set
Need inspiration for taking better notes? Look no further.
Just My Type of Notepaper Set, $12.99, ModCloth
Lawn Your Marks Desk Organizer
Need a home for your pens? How about your iPhone? Check and check.
Lawn Your Marks Desk Organizer, $17.99, ModCloth
Customized State-To-State Decorative Pillow
You may not be staying in your home state, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring a piece of it with you.
Customized State-to-State Decorative Pillow, $30, glitterandbold/Etsy
Owl Gussied Up Scarf Hanger
This little guy is perfect for hanging all of your scarves.
Owl Gussied Up Scarf Hanger, $19.99, ModCloth
Mediterranean Cork Board
Why have a typical cork board when you can have a pretty one?
Mediterranean Cork Board, $50, TradeFare/Etsy
MacBook Canvas Case
You’re going to need something to cover up that laptop when you’re running from class to class…
MacBook Canvas Case, $28.99, CanvasFelt/Etsy
Tan Chevron Closet Collection
Your closet space will be limited, so accept a little organization help.
Tan Chevron Closet Collection, $12.99, Dormify
Trigem Jewelry Tree
You’ll need something to hang all your bling on, so hang it on this.
Trigem Jewelry Tree, $25, Dormify
Get Well Soon Kit
The first time you get sick in college, you’ll want some serious comfort. This kit is here to help!
Get Well Soon Kit, $29, Dormify