The Ultimate College Dorm Shopping Guide: Campus Life

Whether someone has their college right around the corner or a few years later, this article will prepare anyone in advance.

Prepare in the sense that before going to college, there are certain things that almost every college student will need to go shopping for.

Whether one lives in a hostel, dorm, or an apartment (independent or rented), it does not matter; things will make things a lot easier there and if you want to transform your dorm room to a boho look then shop a little more.

Everything will be covered and categorized from things that will come in handy in the college to things that will improve the lifestyle at the hostel/dorm/apartment. Make a list and do the shopping.

Bed Related Things

Quality sleep goes a long way in improving the health of a student (or any person) and, in turn, helps have a better focus at studies in college or dorm.

For that matter, some things are needed to go shopping. For a night of better sleep, such as: –


A few extra ones that need to be kept clean in advance always. This way, the old bedsheet can be replaced with a fresh one regularly.

SONORO KATE 1000 Thread Count 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets Set, Luxury Hotel Sateen Weave Sheets - Long Staple Soft, Silky and Breathable Sheet, Fit up to 16" - 4 Piece (Navy Blue,74" x 94")
  • Breathable and Cool: Experience ultimate breathability and coolness with our bed sheets, designed to enhance airflow and regulate temperature for a refreshing night's sleep. Crafted from luxurious Egyptian cotton, these sheets prioritize both comfort and style. Their elegant and timeless design, available in a variety of classic colors, effortlessly complements any bedroom decor, infusing your sleeping space with a touch of sophistication.
  • As Cozy as a Loved One's Embrace: Experience the embrace of pure comfort with our 100% Cotton Queen Size Sheets. Designed to envelop you in luxury and coziness, these sheets guarantee a rejuvenating night's sleep, leaving you refreshed and energized each morning. Each set includes a fully elasticized fitted sheet (60" x 80" x 16"), along with one flat sheet (90" x 102") and two pillowcases (20" x 30").
  • Certified Green Weaving & Dyeing: At the heart of our ethos lies a dedication to eco-conscious principles. Our sheets are crafted with certified green weaving and dyeing methods, reflecting our commitment to sustainability. Every dye, auxiliary, and sheet is OEKO-TEX and GOTS certified, guaranteeing both safety and environmental responsibility.
  • Easy Care and Maintenance: Our sheets are designed for easy upkeep, featuring minimal wrinkling and effortless machine washing capabilities. Simply launder them regularly on a low setting, tumble dry, and if needed, iron out any wrinkles on low heat. With these simple steps, your sheets remain crisp and ready for use, simplifying your bedding routine.
  • Serve you wholeheartedly: Our goal is to address all customer concerns and provide solutions to ensure your satisfaction. Should you encounter any issues with your purchase, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are committed to resolving any problems until you are completely satisfied.

Good Pillows

One that suits individual needs. If by chance, have a neck injury or issues, some people will require different pillows than regular people. A right pillow can make a lot of difference.

BedStory Pillows for Sleeping 2 Pack, Hotel Quality Bed Pillow King Size, Down Alternative Pillows with Ultra Soft Fiber Fill, Good for Back and Side Sleepers
  • ☁️Cloud-Like Experience: BedStory hotel luxury pillows come with premium 3D microfiber fills to provide all the cushion you need. It feels like sleeping on a soft and fluffy cloud.
  • 🛏️Supportive Comfort: With this bed pillow, you can feel your head and neck completely supported without sinking or falling flat. The decent height and loft are suitable for most sleepers.
  • 💖Breathable Pillows: Filled with down alternative fibers, this pillow is breathable enough to ensure the comfort for your sleep throughout the night.
  • ✅Easy Home Care: The set of 2 sleeping pillows are easy to care. It’s super convenient to keep them fresh.
  • ✅WHAT YOU GET: BedStory 2 Pack king size pillows 18 x 36 inches (8.8" height). If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

A Warm Blanket

If one is going to a place very far away from home, they should know the minimum temperature of that place and get a blanket accordingly. Also, keep a warm blanket in case the dorm AC is too cold to handle.

EASELAND Soft Queen Size Blanket All Season Warm Microplush Lightweight Thermal Fleece Blankets for Couch Bed Sofa,90x90 Inches,Dark Grey
  • 1. Soft and Plush: Our blanket is made of high quality MICROFIBER material, 330 GSM, SOFTER and WARMER than usual blankets. At the same time, the material is FADE and SHRINK RESISTANT, not easy to shed.
  • 2. VARIOUS colors and sizes, being able to meet the needs of different people. Solid color style, SIMPLE but ELEGANT. Two different sides: one side is SMOOTH, and the other is PLUSH, just like two blankets in one.
  • 3. Versatility: Suitable for all seasons, applicable to BED, COUCH, and CAMPING--easy to carry. Great thermal insulated ability, keeps you WARM while provides you with a SOFT and GENTLE touching. Offers you great comfort in cold winter or AC room in summer.
  • 4.Machine washable, wash separately in gentle cycle with cold water. EASY CARE, saves you a lot of time and energy and makes your life CONVENIENT and EASIER.
  • 5.We offer excellent customer service. If any quality issue occurs, please don’t hesitate to turn to our customer service for help, we will spare no effort to help you solve the problem.

A Mattress

Suppose the dorm mattress is not comfortable enough. This option is not a cheap one, but if the mattress at the dorm or hostel is not comfortable enough, to even get asleep, let alone a good sleep, this is the only option.

Live and Sleep Queen Size Memory Foam Mattress, 10-Inch Cool Bed in a Box, Medium Firm, Certipur Certified
  • Perfect Contour: Queen-size visco bed in a box cradle you in a deluxe layer of 2.5-inch Premium Air Infused Visco-Elastic Foam on top of an extra thick High Density Firm Support Base; 10-inch profile design just like a luxurious hotel
  • Cooling Innovation: Breathable, plush & superior quality construction; The bed has optimum conforming comfort while helping relax and cool your body. Reduces stress with a 5-star deep sleep
  • BEST SOLUTION. Top Rated Memory Foam Mattress. Classic medium-firm HD core relieves pressure points + less tossing & turning. Good for side, back and stomach sleepers. Signature feel recharges you from a dream night of ultimate slumber
  • SOFT FABRIC COVER. Flex linen works on any home bedroom furniture bedframe, box-spring or futon. Stays comfortable and has a cloud like sensation. Use a bedding pad on any mattress, cot, tri-fold or guest room bed
  • HIGH QUALITY - Great on a boxspring, platform, adjustable or hard floor only. New purchase includes 20-year warranty

Reading Lamp

Shopping for this is going to help for sure. At the bedside or the table, it can be used anywhere. It is portable and instrumental.

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Computer and Accessories

No matter what, a laptop or similar gadget is needed in most of the colleges. That is because the syllabus is not limited just to the textbooks or teacher’s lectures/notes.

If someone misses the lecture by chance, then the hope of getting the notes and all goes even lower.

That is just a part of the reason a computer is needed. Technology has taken over most of the parts of everyone’s lives. So, education is no exception.

From wanting to learn coding or video editing to just studying or writing assignments and notes, shopping for a computer and its accessories is necessary.

A Laptop

It is portable and comes way too handy for college students.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go - 12.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Sandstone
  • Sleek design and standout value. At just 2.44 pounds, it’s light, portable, and easy to keep by your side throughout the day.
  • Be productive, browse, and binge watch on the 12.4” PixelSense touchscreen display.
  • Convenient security with Windows Hello sign-in, plus Fingerprint Power Button with Windows Hello and One Touch sign-in on select models.
  • Run your favorite apps and keep up on social media with a 10th Gen Intel Core Processor.
  • Show your best side on video calls, meetings, and virtual get-togethers with the built-in 720p HD camera.

A Desktop Computer

If one does not have a budget enough to get a decent laptop, the specs they need in their PC, then in the same budget, and assembled Desktop computer will provide higher specs.

The desktop PC is also more ideal for video editing and gaming at a professional or high level.

HP 22 All-in-One PC, AMD Athlon Gold 3150U Processor, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Full HD IPS 21.5-inch Anti-glare Display, Windows 10 Home, USB Mouse and Keyboard (22-df0022, 2020)
  • MORE THAN A TOWER: The HP All-in-One PC blends the power of a desktop with the beauty of a slim, modern display into one dependable device designed to grow with you.
  • EVERYTHING YOU DO FEELS FAST: Tackle your busiest days and save everything you love with the performance of a reliable AMD Athlon(TM) Gold 3150U processor. Boot up in seconds and store more of what you love with 256 GB of SSD storage
  • AMD RADEON(TM) GRAPHICS: Whether it’s games or movies, experience performance for all your entertainment
  • STAY CONNECTED: Work care-free and keep in touch with colleagues and friends with the HP TrueVision HD camera, dual array microphone, and dual front-facing speakers. The pop-up camera is only enabled when in use, securing your privacy.
  • WINDOWS 10 HOME: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better.

Wireless/wired Mouse/ Gaming Mouse

Logitech G203 Wired Gaming Mouse, 8,000 DPI, Rainbow Optical Effect LIGHTSYNC RGB, 6 Programmable Buttons, On-Board Memory, Screen Mapping, PC/Mac Computer and Laptop Compatible - White
  • 8,000 DPI gaming-grade sensor responds precisely to movements. Customize your sensitivity settings to suit the sensitivity you like with Logitech G HUB gaming software and cycle easily through up to 5 DPI settings.
  • Play in color with our most vibrant LIGHTSYNC RGB featuring color wave effects customizable across 16.8 million colors. Install Logitech G HUB software to choose from preset colors and animations or make your own. Game-driven, audio visualization and screen mapping options are also available.
  • Play comfortably and with total control. The classic and simple 6-button layout and classic gaming shape is a comfortable time-tested and loved design. Each button can be customized using Logitech G HUB software to simplify tasks.
  • Primary buttons are mechanical and tensioned with durable metal springs for reliability, performance and excellent feel. The crisp clicks and precise feedback delivers a great precision feel to maximize your fun in game.

A Hard Drive

SSDs are better in all aspects, but if the budget does not allow, then HDDs can work just as well.

Western Digital 2TB Elements Portable HDD, External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 for PC & Mac, Plug and Play Ready - WDBU6Y0020BBK-WESN
  • Adding extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files..Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C.
  • Transfer data at maximum speed with USB 3.0; USB 2.0 compatible
  • Improve PC performance - When your internal hard drive is almost full your PC slows down. Don’t delete files. Free up space on your internal hard drive by transferring files to your WD Elements portable hard drive and get your laptop moving again.
  • Plug-and-play ready for Windows PC
  • High capacity in a small enclosure – The small, lightweight design offers up to 5TB* capacity, making WD Elements portable hard drives the ideal companion for consumers on the go.


Although not everyone needs it, if a particular stream of graduation requires it a lot, having one will only help and save money in the longer run. Still, it is not as necessary.

Stationary and Electrical Products

There are things that you will need every day or every other day. Stationary comes in that category for sure.

Then there are needed from time to time but are needed eventually. Electrical products like wires, extension cord batteries and, therefore, come under that category.

Having these things in a desk or drawer or somewhere in the dorm or a room is always beneficial.

Shopping can then be done from a mall, like Target, or any individual shop for stationery and electrical appliances separately.

The most common of these things: –

Extension Cords

That is because not all beds have a plug nearby, or the study table does not have one near. Charging a laptop and needing it while studying will become a hassle and annoying in such cases.

Sleek Socket Ultra-Thin Electrical Outlet Cover with 3 Outlet Power Strip and Cord Management Kit, 8-Foot, Standard Size
  • SMALL CHANGE, BIG IMPACT - The Sleek Socket enhances your home décor while hiding ugly and unsafe plugs and cords, all while allowing full use of covered electrical outlets. The patented, ultra-thin wall-hugging cover creates an uncluttered, wireless look
  • EASY TO USE - The Sleek Socket conveniently attaches over a Standard Sized duplex outlet covers measuring 2 3/4 inches Wide x 4 1/2 inches Long. No tools required! Simply attach to the top receptacle of a duplex outlet like an ordinary plug
  • LESS IS MORE - Less clutter, less obstacles, less hazards. The Sleek Socket is up to 90% thinner than traditional plugs and cords. The Sleek Socket is much thinner than the average baseboard and sits pencil thin on top of an outlet
  • STYLISH DESIGN - The wall-hugging design blends will walls, you’ll forget it’s there! Includes double-sided adhesive strips to neatly secure the cord against the wall
  • SAFETY CERTIFIED - Under UL 817 (U.S.), CSA C22.2 #21 (Canada). FOR USE WITH VERTICAL OUTLETS ONLY, GROUND PIN DOWN (see pictures)


Although not everyone will need it, engineering students or science stream students will need one. A scientific calculator would be the most optimum one for them.

Casio SL-300SV Solar Powered Standard Function Calculator
  • Solar Plus with battery backup
  • 8-digit display (16-digit approximations)
  • Large easy-to-read Big Display
  • Constants for +,-,x,/
  • Independent memory


All the battery-run electrical appliances like wall clock, digital clock, remote and more will need a change occasionally. Having spares for them makes things easier.

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Sticky Notes

These are beneficial for jotting down ideas, sudden points, and some items in a notebook or a whiteboard or any surface as per the need.

Sticky Notes 3x3 Inches,Bright Colors Self-Stick Pads, Easy to Post for Home, Office, Notebook, 82 Sheets/pad
  • PORTABLE SIZE --- 3 in x 3 in, 8 pads/pack, 82 sheets/pad
  • SUPER STICKY --- Strong adhesive, make sure sticky notes don't fall off, and removes cleanly as well
  • BRIGHT PAPER --- 80gsm sturdy stickies don't tear apart, curl up or spill ink
  • COLORFUL --- 8 Bright colors,Red, pink, orange, yellow, green, light blue, blue, purple. (Bright memo pads making your message more noticeable)
  • Can be pasted on the wall, blackboard, computer, desktop, refrigerator and almost all other smooth surfaces.


Mechanical pencils and regular pencils.

ARTEZA HB Pencils #2, Pack of 180, Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils in Bulk, Pre-Sharpened, Office and School Supplies for Exams, Classrooms, Students
  • BULK PACK FOR MASSIVE DEMAND: Get equipped with a box of 180 HB pencils #2. Ideal for classrooms, schools, offices, or anywhere where a high volume of writing and drawing tools are required.
  • COMFORT GRIP WITH SATIN MATTE COATING: These sharpened pencils are designed with a satin matte coating for a comfortable grip. The hexagonal shape ensures wood-cased pencil fits nicely in your hand, making writing, sketching, or doodling a breeze.
  • PRE-SHARPENED WITH BREAK-RESISTANT CORE: Each no 2 pencil in this set comes presharpened for immediate use. Featuring break-resistant cores, these number 2 pencils ensure easy and even sharpening. The hard lead doesn't smear or smudge, perfect for scantron tests and rough drafts.
  • DESIGNED WITH PASSION BY Arteza: At Arteza, we are driven to create products that inspire. We believe art is an expression of the human experience. We strive to make our art supplies accessible to all people.
  • VERSATILE SCHOOL AND OFFICE SUPPLIES: Arteza is dedicated to providing quality stationery, home office, and classroom supplies for everyone. Discover a plethora of office organization tools and school accessories to declutter your desk storage space and prepare for productive days.

Desk Lamp

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It may not be that necessary, but if the budget allows, it can be beneficial. Having things to be memorized written on it to have a running list of things that will be needed can serve for multiple purposes.

DexBoard 48 x 36-in Magnetic Dry Erase Board with Pen Tray| Aluminum Frame Portable Wall Large Whiteboard Message Presentation Board for Office & Classroom
  • 【Versatile Magnetic Whiteboard】Take full advantage of our wider writing surface, enhanced with magnetic properties. It's perfect for securing notes, messages, photos, reminders, and calendars with magnets - making your visual communication more effective and organized.
  • 【Adjustable Marker Tray for Convenience】Our unique whiteboard design brings you a detachable marker tray that can be re-positioned on all 4 sides of the board. Keep your writing tools within easy reach no matter which way you mount the board.
  • 【Simple, Swift Installation】Your new whiteboard comes with a comprehensive kit that simplifies the installation process. Choose to mount the board vertically or horizontally as per your space requirements - the choice is yours.
  • 【Strong, Attractive Frame for Safety】Encased in a stylish yet sturdy aluminum frame, our dry-erase board ensures durability. For added safety, four ABS plastic corners are included to eliminate sharp edges and create a safer environment.
  • 【Quality You Can Trust】Your satisfaction is our priority, and we have taken great care to deliver our whiteboards in perfect condition. They are securely packed with reinforced packaging and Styrofoam, curbing the risk of damage or warping during transit. Enjoy a worry-free purchase, knowing we prioritize your satisfaction.

Copies or Notebooks

It is a common thing, but still, one that should always be mentioned, nonetheless. That is because many times, students get low on notebooks suddenly. That is because they do not keep track of how many they have used.  Have extras always.

National Brand Computation Notebook, 4 X 4 Quad, Brown, Green Paper, 11.75 x 9.25 Inches, 75 Sheets (43648)
  • This computation notebook features National graph paper that lets you keep a record of assignments. The graph paper features 4 squares per inch for tight and detailed graphing or computations.
  • Contains 75 numbered sets, 24-lb green paper and brown pressboard covers.
  • Headline, left and right margin line, 4 squares per inch.
  • Contains Recycled Content - See Specs for Details
  • Contains Recycled Content - See Specs for Details

Plain Sheets or Paper/A4


Amazon Basics Stapler with 1000 Staples, Office Stapler, 25 Sheet Capacity, Non-Slip, Black
  • Desktop office stapler that holds up to 210 staples.
  • 1000 staples included in the package; the staples have a standard 1/4 inch leg length
  • Can be opened 180° for tacking info to a bulletin board; rotatable anvil provides two stapling models: Temporary Stapling and Permanent Stapling
  • Full rubber base keeps stapler securely in place during use; no skidding or slipping
  • Great for schools, offices, and home for everyday stapling

A Pen Holder

Because pens spread around the room, or the table is messy. A messy environment will not help them focus during their studies.

Amazon Basics Wire Mesh Pen Cup, Black
  • Pencil cup ideal for hold writing utensils and office supplies such as pens, scissor, rulers, brushes, and more
  • Made of durable steel wire; mesh design offers an industrial look
  • Powder-coat finish in sleek black for a professional appearance
  • Black mesh metal construction and cone design reveal special and elegant appearance
  • Double-rimmed, smooth edges; ideal for office, home, school, and more

A Multi-Plug

It is essential because no one uses just ‘one’ gadget nowadays. Mobile phones, laptops, and desk lamps are all needed simultaneously in the age of multitasking.

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Ruler, Scissors, Paperclips, and Pencil- Sharpener

Amazon Basics Multipurpose, Comfort Grip, PVD Coated, Stainless Steel Office Scissors, 3-Pack, Purple, Green & Gray
  • Multipurpose office scissors for cutting paper, cardboard, fabric, photos, and more
  • Includes 3 pairs of scissors, 1 gray pair, 1 green pair, and 1 violet pair
  • High-performance Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coated blades are stronger than stainless steel
  • PVD coated blades stay sharp beyond 100,000 cuts
  • Soft grip handles offer a comfortable hold; fit right or left handed users
Amazon Basics No. 1 Paper Clips, Nonskid, 1000 Count (10 Pack of 100), Silver
  • 10-box set of No.1-size paper clips, each box contains 100 paper clips for 1,000 paper clips total
  • Keeps papers securely fastened together, yet can be easily removed for full access to documents
  • Each No.1-size paper clip holds up to 10 sheets of paper, making them useful for everyday needs
  • Standard wire construction with zinc-galvanized plating for corrosion resistance; silver color for a professional appearance
  • Nonskid finish includes ridges along the surface for secure placement; ideal for home, school, or the office
POWERME Battery-Operated Electric Pencil Sharpener for Kids, School, Home, Office - For No. 2 Pencils and Colored Pencils
  • THE PERFECT CHOICE! Whether you are an artist, teacher, student, or business man, the Power Me pencil sharpener is the best choice for you, the combination between the beautiful design and the high-quality materials make it perfect for commercial use, classroom, executive use, desktop or office atmosphere. Table Mount Vertical space saving design fits comfortably on any size desk.
  • TO LAST Crafted from high-quality materials The Power Me electric pencil sharpener gives you up to 3000 times of sharpening without wearing out, with The Heavy Duty, ultra-durable high- grade stainless steel helical blade it takes only 3 seconds to sharpen. Never replace a dull blade again! By being Compact and lightweight, you can take it where ever you need to.
  • SAFETY FOR YOUR KIDS! - Our innovative, auto-stop safety feature prevents this pencil sharpener from being used if the lid is removed. That means no risk for your fingers, which makes it an ideal choice for classrooms with your young kids. The Large transparent Shavings Reservoir Rarely needs emptying and can be cleaned easily, simply remove the shavings tray, and empty it into a wastebasket.
  • DESIGNED FOR PERFECTION! – Our unique rotating spiral drill design ensures the perfect point every time, never get an uneven tip. With the auto-jam release system you never get stuck pencils, simply push down on the pencil and it will be released. This Professional pencil sharpener ideal for No. 2 and Colored Pencils (Drawing, Coloring).
  • 100% MONEY BACK - We truly want you to be happy with your electric pencil sharpener and our professional customer service will do whatever it takes to ensure your satisfaction. If you are not fully happy with the Power Me pencil sharpener, we are offering the 6-month , no questions asked.


Because no one is rainproof, and Colleges do not have that many off days on rainy days. It will help a lot if there is an umbrella available in advance, rather than missing a class during monsoon for not having one and then buying one ultimately.

SIEPASA Spar. Saa Double Layer Inverted Umbrella with C-Shaped Handle, Anti-UV Waterproof Windproof Straight Umbrella for Car Rain Outdoor Use
  • Unique Double Layer and Reverse Opening and Folding design: Fold the top "wet" layer into the under "dry" layer when you step into your car or store or wherever, which prevents water from dripping, keeping floors and cars dry.
  • Comfortable Frosted C-shaped hand Grip Design: Cross the C-shaped handle over your arm, made your hands free for holding a baby, bag or mobile in the rain.
  • Smooth Top with eight steel ribs of frame: transformed into eight legs upon contracting the umbrella, can stand up on its own when closed, and be convenient for you to place anywhere.
  • Control: Non-automatic/Manual With a simple click of the embedded button, you can open and close the umbrella in confined space when entering or exiting a building or car, it is less awkward and safer to open to open and close when crows, since the danger to poke in people's eyes has been removed by the design.
  • Ideal Gift & Quality Guarantee: This car reverse umbrella is perfect for your car; it's also a creative gift for your parents, friends, colleagues and etc. Using this reverse umbrella, you are always protected from rain, wind and UV. If anything goes wrong with your umbrella, we will send you a replacement absolutely free, no return required.

Other Common Things

Finally, some joint or general things will be needed at 100%. They will be needed for college and even several spontaneous needs.

A Backpack

These days there are many kinds of bags. Laptop bag, regular bag, mini bags, and more. All in all, shopping for the one that serves all the needs is the one anyone should go for.

abshoo Classical Basic Womens Travel Backpack For College Men Water Resistant Bookbag (Black)
  • Material:The Multi Pocket Backpacksis made of high quality lightweight Water Resistant Polyester
  • Approx Dimensions:12.2" L x 5.3" D x 16.5" H
  • It has lots of room which is perfect for carrying a tablet/laptop and snacks
  • Great for casual day use and for students going to school & college. Fashionable and super cool. Perfect gift for you and your friend.
  • All of our bags have 12-Month WARRANTY. Any quality problems with your bag, please contact us, we will solve it.(Recommended for children 3 years old and above.)


For the times when the bed in the dorm or a drawer needs repair. Being a student, the budget is always fixed, so a mechanic cannot always be affordable. That is when tool kits come in handy and economical.

Crescent 170 Piece General Purpose Tool Set - Closed Case - CTK170CMP2
  • Updated version of the best selling CTK170CMP, this new set has a new and sturdier blow mold case as well as new and improved Crescent screwdrivers
  • Contains a carefully selected assortment of hand tools needed for most industrial, mechanical, and consumer applications
  • Set includes 1/4 inches, 3/8 inches and 1/2 inches drive tools (SAE and Metric). Drive Type 6 and 12 Point. Drive Tang Size 1/4 inches, 3/8 inches, 1/2 inches
  • Tools meet stringent new ANSI and ASME specifications and come with a full satisfaction guarantee
  • All tools contained in a sturdy, folding plastic case for easy storage and transport. Durable

Speaker and Headsets

A Bluetooth or regular speaker will make a living in the dorms or hostel or anywhere better. Music is something everyone likes, so it is only natural that one has headphones or speakers.

JBL Flip 4, Black - Waterproof, Portable & Durable Bluetooth Speaker - Up to 12 Hours of Wireless Streaming - Includes Noise-Cancelling Speakerphone, Voice Assistant & JBL Connect+
  • All-Purpose Bluetooth Speaker -Take the party everywhere with Flip 4, a portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers powerful stereo sound. With durable, waterproof fabric, this speaker features up to 12 hours of continuous, high-quality audio playtime.
  • Wireless & Noise Cancelling - Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker & take turns playing impressive stereo sound. Plus, take crystal-clear calls from your speaker, thanks to the noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone.
  • Waterproof & Durable - No more worrying about rain or spills: Flip 4 is completely waterproof—you can even submerge it in water. Plus, the improved, durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing protects the speaker on your outdoor adventures.
  • Extra Features - Link over 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the party. Plus, access Siri or Google Now from your speaker with a simple button press.
  • Includes Bass Radiator - Hear the bass, feel the bass, see the bass: Dual external passive radiators demonstrate how powerful your speaker is.
Amazon Basics Gaming Headset - Black
  • 2-way communication headset for exciting video game play
  • Compatible with a wide variety of gaming platforms including PC, Switch, Xbox, PS4 and more
  • Works with devices with a 3.5mm jack
  • Crystal clear sound quality and communication
  • Soft, breathable ear pads and headband for extended gaming use

Duct Tape

Because why not. It is useful. Once someone has it, they can use it in so many ways and situations that it is a must-have.

Lockport 5-Pack Silver Duct Tape - 90ft x 2in - 5 Roll Multi Pack Heavy Duty Duct Tape - Duct Tape Heavy Duty Waterproof - Gray Duct Tape Bulk for B2B, Home Use, DIY, Projects and Repairs
  • HEAVY DUTY ADHESIVE - Don’t settle for cheap synthetic glues. Lockport duct tape is made with a super-strong, natural rubber adhesive. You need your duct tape to stick and stay. We’ve got you covered.
  • WATERPROOF AND ALL WEATHER - Our silver duct tape can take a beating. It’s got a waterproof backing that can handle just about any weather you throw at it--hot or cold, sunshine, rain, or even snow. Bring it on.
  • NO RESIDUE - Most duct tape leaves behind a sticky mess once removed. Not us! Lockport’s heavy-duty line is specially designed to be residue-free. Protect your surfaces and say goodbye to painful cleanup.
  • STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY - Duct tape that is too thin doesn’t have the strength you need. But duct tape that is too thick lacks conformability. Lockport duct tape is engineered to strike the ideal balance between strength and flexibility. Just right for repairs around nooks, crannies, and crevices. And one more thing, our tape is easy to tear by hand--no scissors required.
  • GREAT VALUE - More bang for your buck! Premium quality at a great price, this 5-Roll Pack gives you 150 yards (450 feet) of heavy duty duct tape that you can use for anything from home projects to serious industrial repairs. Each roll is individually wrapped, so you can easily store one in your tool kit, garage, workshop, truck, home, or even classroom.

A Broomstick and Dustbin + Dustpan

Although there are cleaning services available most of the time, there are times when they are not or when they are not available right now.

In those moments, cleaning things on our own is the only option. Hence, having things to help the process is a basic need as well.

Rubbermaid Classic Step-On Lid Trash Can for Home, Kitchen, and Bathroom Garbage, 13 Gallon, Black
  • HANDS-FREE PEDAL: Long-lasting pedal stands up to daily use and removes the need to touch the lid during waste disposal to keep hands clean
  • LINERLOCK TECHNOLOGY: LinerLock bag wires secure the trash bag to rim of the can and prevent the bag from slipping into the can
  • SEAMLESS, INTELLIGENT DESIGN: Durable seamless construction and strong plastic resin material make this can long lasting and easy to clean
  • PERFECT FOR ANY ROOM AT HOME: Rubbermaid's timeless designs are perfect for any room in the home, be it bedroom, nursery, garage, foyer, or kitchen. Great for business purposes as well
  • LARGE CAPACITY: This wastebasket was designed with convenience in mind. Large 13 gallon capacity means less trips to empty, and less bags needing to be bought
TreeLen Broom and Dustpan Set with 52" Long Handle for Home Kitchen Room Office Lobby Floor Use Upright Stand Up Stand Up Broom with Dustpan Combo
  • Patent No:D919916, Upgrade Broom and Dustpan Measures Over 52"overall tall by 10" width,Lobby Broom steel handle is 52" long, Lobby Dust Pan steel handle is 38.5" long offer stand up Cleaning.
  • Broom and dust pan Snaps together for easy stand-up storage, save your space and easy for moving.
  • Lobby Dust Pan and Broom is perfect for all on-the-move applications for sweeping up and carrying debris and garbage.
  • Built in scraper and comb/Teeth for easy to Clean Broom into Dustpan ,Clean Pet Hair and Human Hair with 1 Pull on the Teeth.
  • Dustpan locks in open position to easily dispose of contents in the garbage can without spilling.


It does not have to be an expensive one or a big one. Cheap ones are available in the market that do just as acceptable for a student. Having one will help in dorm life.

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A Lock and Safe

It is not like there will be no valuables in a student’s possession in a dorm or hostel. It can be an expensive gadget, cash, jewelry, photos, or anything of the sort.

If one lives in a dorm or a hostel with roommates, then having a separate safe would help. It does not imply suspicion on the roommates, but rather, is just a precautionary measure.

Having a lock is useful in cases where there are lockable individual rooms or cupboards.

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A Comfortable Chair

it is useful when the one provided by the dorm or hostel is not as comfortable.

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Therefore, to conclude, there are certain things any college student will need. Some are needed right from the first day, to some come in use on certain occasions.

All in all, the things mentioned above are all helpful, and most probably will be needed.

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Jack Palmer

Jack Palmer holds a PhD in Education from the University of Oxford and has been influencing the field of educational research and policy for 10 years. He joined our editorial team in 2019, enriching readers with insights on educational trends and teaching methodologies. Jack’s prior experience includes a professorship at a prestigious university and a policy advisor role in education reform. He is a passionate advocate for lifelong learning and enjoys playing the piano in his free time.

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