Get Ready for College with our Ultimate Dorm Room Checklist (+ Free Printable)
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Make shopping for dorm room essentials easier! Use our FREE and printable college dorm checklist for students!
Get ready for college move in day with this Dorm Room Essentials Checklist!
Print out this free college dorm checklist of all the dorm room essentials you’ll want to grab and take for when you move into your college dorm! Although every campus offers different amenities and has different rules, it’s SO much easier to remember the college dorm essentials when you have a list like this! From shopping to packing, this list can make sure you don’t leave any important items behind!
To customize this college dorm checklist:
- Select only the college essentials that you want from the list below.
- Click on the Print icon at the bottom of this post.
- Print a list with just those items!
- Use it as a shopping list or college packing list and check off your items.
Now if only paying for college were this easy! 😅
Where can I find the best college dorm essentials?
While we never say no to a great store (or sale), check your local Dollar Tree, Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, and of course, Amazon. Some stores will even ship your dorm essentials directly to your college!
Hip Tip: Check with your specific college or university about what is (and is not) allowed, what is (and is not) provided, and what to expect when you get there. Many schools even provide the dimensions for dorm rooms, beds, and windows to give you a good idea of the sizes you’ll need!
Bed & bath dorm room essentials:
Bed risers or blocks (for more under-bed space)
Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, etc)
Office & desk college essentials:
Printer (if not using computer lab/print center on campus)
Printer paper (if bringing a printer)
Camera (if not using cell phone)
School supplies (pens, pencils, paper, etc)
Dorm room essentials:
Dorm cleaning & laundry supplies:
Cleaning supplies (dish soap, etc)
Quarters (if no laundry card)
Dorm kitchen & household items:
Travel coffee mug (for taking to class)
Microwave (if allowed)
Small fridge (if allowed)
Other important documents:
List of emergency contacts
Social Security card
Miscellaneous college essentials: