Lacoste bed in a bag! $149.99 &bull Mini-Fridge: Most colleges have cafeterias for the three most important meals of the day, but there's a lot of time in between those meals. Mini-fridge's provide easy access instead of having to bundle up on the cold days and walk all the way to the cafeteria for a drink. They've also become utilitarian with dry-erase boards on the front. Emerson Compact Fridge w/Dry Erase Door $89.00 &bull Dishes: Whether it's a dorm room with a full kitchen (I was lucky enough to have one!) or just a sink &mdash dishes are essential. Cereal in the morning or ramen after a late night, they'll come in handy. Polypropylene is a great option because it takes quite a lot to break. Polypropylene 38-pc. Dinnerware Set $21.99 &bull Bath Towels: A quality set of towels will go a long way. When I moved to college I purchased my first set of towels and they lasted me over 7 years. Select a set of 5 or less because storage will be minimal in a dorm room. Welcome Guest Towels Set of Three $14.95 &bull Storage: In any form! Storage is going to be minimal in a dorm room, so you'll have to bring it with you. Through the use of boxes, under the bed bins and laundry baskets (to name a few!). A great and sophisticated option, EMU from IKEA set of 2 $6.99. What are your essentials for a first dorm room?