Top picks for the dorm room, plus studying essentials and more from students at Manhattan College.
What are the best buys for back to school? We asked two student lifestyle publications their favorite items for decorating a dorm bedroom (or re-decorating your home living space!) and staying focused this semester.
A handheld planner: Between clubs, classes, and exams, every incoming student should invest in a planner they love. Whether you opt for a plain Moleskine or a colorful Lily Pulitzer, make sure the planner has plenty of space to make to-do lists, mark appointments, and list assignments.
A desktop planner is perfect for those who don’t like carrying a planner around but still want to stay organized and keep track of course work.
Other useful items
A Keurig machine (single serve) is great for when there’s no time to grab a Starbucks before your 8 a.m. class and for a warm cup of tea when Locke’s Loft is closed during your late-night study session. Don’t forget to pick a mug that matches your personality.
Extra long charging cable: Dorm rooms don’t always have outlets where you need them. Having an extra long charging cable makes it much easier for you to set up your room how you’d like and not have to worry about reaching an outlet.