Dorm Bathroom Essentials Your Freshman Needs In 2024

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Looking for the best dorm bathroom essentials in 2024? Check out these awesome products that your freshman is sure to love!

Getting your freshman off to college can be an overwhelming experience. The best way to make sure you have it all covered is to prepare ahead of time.

If you have a child going off to college in the fall you may be wondering what dorm bathroom essentials they will need. Even if they will be sharing the bathroom many items are a must-have.

Aside from the towels, caddy, and flip-flops, there are also all those cute bathroom decor items you will want.

Aside from Amazon and Target, another awesome place to shop for dorm bathroom decor is Urban Outfitters. They have the cutest selection of trendy products.

If you are looking for a list of items to help get the process started you are in the right place.

This post is all about dorm bathroom essentials.

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Dorm Bathroom Essentials List

  • all-cotton bath towels, 27”x50” (2)
  • matching cotton hand towels (2)
  • matching cotton washcloths (2)
  • oversized bath sheet
  • hamper
  • shower tote/caddy
  • flip flops
  • wastebasket
  • bath rug
  • robe
  • waterproof speaker 


  • shower curtain, liner, rings
  • soap dish

Shop The Essentials List Roundup

dorm bathroom essentials collage

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1. Jacquard Bath Towel

grey bath towels for freshman

This 10-pack set of towels is the perfect starter set for your freshman year.

2. Bath Towel Set

Bath Towel Set

Another option to get you started from Amazon available in a variety of sets and sizes.

3. Oversized Bath Sheet

Oversized Bath Sheet

Love this towel! It is great because it is oversized and perfect for when you want a little extra coverage.

One is ideal but two would be nice!

4. Mesh Shower Caddy Tote

Mesh Shower Caddy Tote

A shower tote is perfect for carrying all your bathroom toiletries from your room especially if you are not storing them in the bathroom.

Every college student needs one of these in their life.

5. Oval Laundry Hamper

Oval Laundry Hamper

Perfect hamper if you have to walk a distance to get to the laundry room.

This hamper is sturdy and sure to last.

6. Large Laundry Basket

Large Laundry Basket

Super cute striped navy and white hamper that will have you doing the laundry in style.

I also LOVE this grey and white one from Amazon as well!

7. Flex Shower Caddy

shower caddy dorm bathroom

A shower caddy is great for keeping your smaller shower items organized.

8. Birkenstock Essentials

white birkenstock sandals

These are super cute and the waterproof version of the classic Birks.

9. Casual Flip Flop Sandals

black Flip Flop Sandals

The go-to sandals every college chic probably owns.

Either sandal option above will be useful especially if you are sharing a college bathroom with multiple girls.

10. Garbage Container Bin

Garbage Container Bin

You will want a garbage can with a lid for sure. Girls can be a bit messy in the bathroom but at least the trash will be concealed.

11. Women’s Cozy Robe

dorm bathroom essentials white bathrobe

This robe is perfect to throw on after a shower. It’s simple and comfy.

12. Get Naked Bath Mat

Get Naked Bath Mat

Love this verbiage bathmat from Urban Outfitters. A great way for your college students to add personality to their dorm bathroom.

13. Chenille Bathroom Rug

grey Chenille Bathroom Rug

Super plush and comfy bathmat that will keep your feet warm in the bathroom.

14. Waterproof Portable Bluetooth

Waterproof Portable Bluetooth

This waterproof speaker is perfect for those days when you have a little extra time for a longer shower.

A must-have for every college freshman according to my child.

15. Take It Off Shower Curtain

Take It Off Shower Curtain

Another cute saying that will bring out your personality in the bathroom.

16. Curtain Seafoam Green

Curtain Seafoam Green

This is the exact one my daughter and her roommates have in their bathroom. Love the ombre pattern and pop of color.

17. Tension Shower Curtain Rod

white Tension Shower Curtain Rod

Another must-have dorm bathroom essential that is needed in the bathroom. Most colleges do not provide one so be sure to add it to your list.

18. Gel-Lock Soap Dish

Gel Lock Soap Dish

Great to keep the soap off the floor in the bathroom. Super convenient too.

19. Shower Curtain Hook

Shower Curtain Hook

Because you can’t hang the curtain without the hooks.

Hope this list is helpful in your college journey. Remember plan, plan, and plan some more.

Breathe and just enjoy the experience because trust me four years will go extremely fast!

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Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by Nicole DelaCruz

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