What a *REAL* College Dorm Room Looks Like
Dorm rooms. You've probably seen every type of them in the movies. The disgusting pig sty, the glamorous renovation, the bare-as-bones. I'm here to set the record straight, with a look at a REAL college dorm! My sophomore year, I am living in a single on campus, and while not every room is the same I think mine is pretty representative of the typical Dartmouth living situation.
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I hope this image gives you a good sense of what to expect from a Dartmouth dorm! There are a few things in particular I want to point out here. Every room comes with a bedframe, a desk and chair (not pictured), and a set of drawers (on the far right.) I've added underbed storage, curtains, and my minifridge.
In general, I would say most students add extra storage and a fridge to their dorm room. Some Dartmouth dorms provide fridges, and some do not! When you are assigned housing, the school will inform you if there is a fridge in your room. In terms of extra storage, I find that lofting my bed (see how it's raised off the ground?) and adding more drawers underneath help me manage all my different things. The curtains are purely for decorative purposes—there's already a blackout shade in every room!
I've added all sorts of my own decorations. One of my favorite things about living in the dorms is getting to see how people express their personality through their decorations.