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- Alarm clock. So you can make that 8 a.m. biology class.
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- Bed linens. Bring your own comforter, sheets, and pillow(s). You may want to have two sets of linens—laundry tends to pile up! Note: Check whether the dorms have regular twin or extra-long twin beds.
- Clothes hangers. Bring just one type of hanger, and your closet will look more orderly.