Of course you need sheets and towels and a mini fridge and maybe one of those little shower caddies, but one of the most important things you will buy for your dorm room is lighting. Trust me: when you're awake and frantically studying at 3AM, your roommate will be glad that you bought a lamp.
So without further ado, here are 12 of our favorite picks, all under $50.
Above: Penn task lamp, $29 - 39 from PBteen.
FORSÅ work lamp, $19.99 from IKEA
ÅRSTID table lamp, $24.99 from IKEA
Good Grip clip lamp, $29 from Land of Nod
Brushed gold task lamp, $32.18 from Target
Taylor task lamp, $36.99 from PBteen
Wood task lamp, $34.98 from Target
ARÖD work lamp, $39.99 from IKEA.
Gumball desk lamp, $49 from Urban Outfitters
Mixed Media table lamp, $49.97 from Land of Nod
Kennedy clip task lamp, $49.99 from PBteen