As the Dean of Students, I'm thrilled to be Governor’s students’ guide as they embark on the exciting boarding school journey. I understand that the transition to prep school can be both exhilarating and overwhelming, especially when it comes to preparing for dorm life. But fear not, I've got you covered!
To make this transition as smooth as possible, let's dive into the world of dorm essentials. Think of this as your ultimate checklist for setting up a cozy and functional space that you can call home.
Starting with the basics, ensure that you have soft and comfortable bedding. Extra-long twin sheets, a cozy comforter, and a couple of decorative pillows can make your bed a haven for rest and study sessions that occasionally stretch into nap time (don't worry, it happens to the best of us).
Dorm rooms can be tight on space, so it's essential to get creative with storage. Consider under-bed storage bins, hanging closet organizers, and collapsible crates. And remember, a clutter-free space equals a clutter-free mind!
Tech Savvy Setup:
Our modern world revolves around technology, and your dorm room should be no exception. Don't forget to pack essential gadgets like a laptop, power strips, chargers, and headphones!
Desk lamps with adjustable brightness levels are a dorm room must-have. They're perfect for late-night studying or creating just the right ambiance for a chill evening in.
A mini-fridge is perfect for late-night cravings and quick meals. Stock up on some healthy snacks and microwaveable goodies to keep the energy levels up for those busy days!
Personalize your space with posters, photos, and your favorite decor items. A bit of effort can make a dorm room feel like home sweet home. Leave the thumb tacks and nails at home; Command strips are preferred!
Don't forget to pack essential school supplies – notebooks, pens, and, of course, a trusty backpack. Having these within arm's reach will keep you on top of your academic game.
Make sure you are equipped with a laundry bag or basket, detergent, and dryer sheets. Pro tip: Learn some basic laundry skills before you leave. It's a life skill that will serve you well!
Author: Erin Davey - Dean of Students