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There are 9 comments on 10 Dorm Room Must-Haves

  1. Every year that this article drops I wonder if anyone at BU Today has taken the courage to talk with Housing and Residence Life employees to see what they suggest for students. These employees see it all and every year and will have great suggestions for new Terriers.

  2. Every dorm room comes with an LED desk light (contact your RA if your room doesn’t have one). The desk light has a built-in USB port (good for phones not so good for anything larger).

    I might suggest peel and stick removable coat hooks for the back of your door.

    1. Not all rooms have those lights and students should visit their residential campus office to get a new one or replacement one. I do not think the RA has a collection of lights to give away but they are in a centralized location like the residential life office.

      1. Wrong. All BU student housing (whether apartments or dorms) at BU have those LED desk lamps. If they’re broken, the student should contact the ResLife office (directly by visiting the office, talking with their RA, or filing a furniture maintenance request on the StarRez housing portal) to get a replacement.

        However, not all bedrooms have ceiling lights (such as in some brownstone apartments in South Campus) and for that, I recommend buying string lights or large lampshades to illuminate such bedrooms.

    1. Wanna raise tuition even more? Retro-grading the rooms to include AC costs a good chunk of money. The weather starts getting cooler in mid-September.

  3. I’m sending my daughter a link to this article so she knows how lucky she is regarding her dorm (“hall of residence” in UK-speak). She is about to start university in England. English students in university accommodations almost NEVER share rooms (it made the newspapers here last week when a university which has inadvertently over-recruited said a few might have to) and nearly all rooms have their own bathroom – no walking down the hall in your bathrobe required. But they are expensive $$$£££ (Guess the Bank of Mom/Mum and Dad will have to pick up the tab ).

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