The Perfect Dorm Room

As much as I like to ignore it, the new school year is quickly approaching (okay, that’s a lie- I am obviously counting down the days until BU starts back up, I have clean slates in all my courses and all my friends return for the year!). With that, companies are already advertising “back to school shopping”, making you get into panic mode about summer ending too quickly and you aren’t prepared for the school year. For those of you in the class of 2015, there’s even more stress about making sure you have absolutely everything necessary for college. As always, we at the ERC have tips for you to make sure you have the items you might forget about if it weren’t for our years of experience!

 A good alarm clock – Don’t always rely on your phone. Those late night text sessions might result in you forgetting to set an alarm and no one wants to be the student that sleeps through an exam.
 Bed risers- Make sure they’re not too tall or you won’t be able to climb into bed! This really does open a lot of storage space under the bed and in a dorm room, you need all the space you can get.
 Desk organizers/calendar – We’re always a proponent of good study skills and organization is key for that. Keeping your desk organized and a clear calendar to keep track of due dates and important events will drastically help your study skills!
White board – Write down daily goals and to-do lists in order to keep yourself motivated and focused on what you wanted to accomplish for the day.
Extension cords and power strips– Be able to plug in wherever and whenever you need to in your room!  You will never appreciate these things as much as you should, but they are definetly a neccessity!
Snacks – Pretty sure you’re going to be a little bit broke entering college, so ask Mom and Dad to get you as many goodies as possible while they’re still moving you into school. These are great for late night study sessions when you don’t want to break your stride.

Don’t forget to check your Student Link as well to look at the check-list for incoming students to make sure you have all your affairs settled before coming to BU- you’ll be glad you did!

Can’t wait to have you all back here with me in the fall!

OA Love,



Nia posted on September 23, 2011 at 9:47 AM

My friend & I are going ti be going to BU when we graduate from high school. Is there any pictures of the campus on this website?

clalama posted on September 23, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Hi Nia,

That’s great! There are plenty of beautiful pictures of campus on the University website at

denise roberts posted on July 16, 2012 at 11:05 AM

does anyone know about requirements for a loft bed?

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