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DIY Dorm Décor to Make Your Room Your Own

DIY Dorm Decor

Moving into a new dorm room? Bet you’re excited to make it just like the lookbook from an Urban Outfitters catalog. The only problem? The same problem that has plagued college students since the birth of Top Ramen: MONEY.

So how to get it to look the way you’ve been dreaming and madly pinning without robbing a bank? We’ve scoured the web to find you the the cheapest and easiest do-it-yourself dorm decorating ideas. Read on to earn your degree in DIY!

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College Dorm Packing List – The Basics

Moving away to college is a scary, yet exciting time! Starting a new chapter in new surroundings allows you to come into a space with a fresh perspective that can help you flourish. Saying goodbye to your family and friends is never easy, but experiencing college in a place that’s your very own truly is a treasure. Because we know this can be a stressful time in any student’s life, (and shopping for cute dresses for a new fall wardrobe is stressful enough!) we’ve composed a list of essentials for any student about to move into a dorm room. While you may not know your roommate, location of classes, or even your major, packing for dorm life doesn’t have to be complicated!

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Three On-Campus Looks To Keep You Looking Sharp

This week we would like to welcome guest blogger Combatant Gentlemen! Check them out for inexpensive suits, tuxes, dress shirts and more premium-quality clothing (without designer prices).


The start of the semester is around the corner. Between rush week, finding the best place to get your used books, and adjusting to that daily class grind again you might forget about one important thing — looking good. Instead of your usual sweats and hoodie, try mixing it up a bit. After all, you never know who’s going to be sitting next to you in your media communications class. Here are three looks that will get you all the way from your first week back through your last final in the Spring.

Campus CasualCombatant Gentlemen - Campus Casual

When you’re heading to a long day of classes, club meetings, group project meetings and possibly happy hour afterwards you want to make sure you’re comfortable. You also want to make sure dressed to go from day to night. A classic oxford button-down collared shirt and a pair of chino shorts is a winning look to keep you looking good all day long.

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Space-Saving Ideas for Small Dorm Rooms

Space-Saving Ideas for Tiny Dorm Rooms

Leaving to college for the first time can have a lot of sad goodbyes. Your friends, your parents, your comfort, and…your stuff! What about your precious collection of stuff and things? How will you fit all of your things into a shared space slightly larger than a shoebox? Here are some easy and effective ways to pack as much as you can into a tiny room.

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5 Things NOT To Bring to Your Dorm

5 Things NOT to Bring to the Dorms

There are dorm room essentials…and then there’s this stuff.

The amount of dorm “necessities” seems to grow every year – at least that’s what companies want you to think. Here are a few of the most illogical items that the Sharper Image, Pottery Barn, and other interior design offenders have included in their dorm collections, in no particular order.

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