You’ve made it through high school, maintained a killer GPA, established yourself with extracurriculars, and been accepted into NYU, your dream school. Located in the picturesque Greenwich Village, New York University has become one of the most coveted destinations for high school students across the nation, with the university receiving over 85,000 applications in 2020. If you are one of the lucky few who have decided to make NYU your home for the next four years, then you better get prepared for your new life in New York City!
While NYU provides a unique, urban setting that is unlike many colleges across the country, it can sometimes be difficult for your home to feel like a part of the school, especially for those students who do not live on-campus. To help you feel a little more like an NYU student in your apartment or dorm, we’ve come up with a list of awesome housewares and decor that will bring Bobcat pride into any space — on-campus or off!
Fashion Armored Storage Trunk in Purple
Available in NYU’s signature purple, the multifunctional trunk will become your new favorite piece of furniture.
Any college student knows how much of a commodity space is. And being located in the most densely populated city in the United States, NYU students perhaps know this principle the best. A tiny dorm room or apartment calls for smart furniture pieces that serve dual purposes in order to get an optimized use of your space, and this trunk — available in NYU purple — checks all the boxes of college student living.
With a rugged yet stylish exterior, this trunk will become the home for whatever you want it to: clothes, blankets, books, non-perishables, you name it! After filling it with your things, you can go on to use the armored trunk as a coffee table, ottoman, or seating bench, doubling your storage place as a functional piece of furniture. The bright purple design will surely add a bit of NYU pride to your space, reminding you of your beautiful campus and wonderful academics.
Buy the Fashion Armored Storage Trunk in Purple at OCM for $189.00 with Free Shipping.
Hanging Storage Value Pak in Grape
This organizer gives you valuable, vertical storage space, something that’s super useful for those tiny dorm closets.
Speaking of storage in small spaces, this super useful garment organizer will make your small, dorm room closet capable of holding all of your clothes! This specific value pack from OCM contains two organizers — one for garment and another for shoes — giving you two ways to take advantage of excess vertical space in your closet.
Living in the city requires a style that keeps up with trendsetters but also can provide support and comfort for a highly active lifestyle. Manhattan comes with a lot of walking in all weather, so pack accordingly! These organizers will hopefully fit all of your clothing needs that this new chapter in your life necessitates. (And that bright purple design will surely bring an NYU flair into your closet.) Buy the Hanging Storage Value Pak in Grape at OCM for $25.00 with Free Shipping.
Over the Door Shoe Organizer in Grape
Functional, multipurpose, and — of course — in NYU’s definitive purple.
We cannot stress enough how important space is in college dorms, especially those extra small spaces located in New York City. Often overlooked by unpackers and non-city dwellers is the extremely valuable vertical space, which allows you to take otherwise wasted space and give it new use, a solution that any future or current New Yorker will come to know quite well.
This purple over the door shoe organizer from OCM makes wasted space a thing of the past, giving you twenty new pockets of storage available on a closet or dorm room door. The Polypropylene fabric is extra sturdy and able to support whatever you need, from lightweight tee shirts and shoes to heavy college textbooks! Although it’s made to hold a ton of your things, this organizer’s purple exterior provides a spirited pop of color to make your space feel a little more NYU!
Buy the Over the Door Shoe Organizer in Grape from OCM for $19.95.
Martex Plush Blanket in Plum
This super plush blanket adds warmth, comfort, and NYU pride to your bed decor!
A bed should be many things: comfortable, relaxing, and warm, to name just a few. But, we often forget that a bed can be all of those wonderful things while still exhibiting traits of your own personality and style! And for NYU students who want a bit of campus feel into their dorms, a great place to start is by choosing purple and white bedding for your newfound extra long twin bed. This plush, purple blanket from OCM is an awesome choice for these students, since its plum coloring is an immediate visual cue of NYU.
You can of course use this oversized blanket on your bed to add an extra layer of coziness, but the options don’t stop there! Throw it on a sofa — if you’re lucky enough to fit one in your dorm or apartment — for a scary movie companion that screams (see what we did there?) NYU!
Buy the Martex Plush Blanket in Plum from OCM for $36.95.
Martex Abundance 6 Piece Towel Set in Lavender
These 100 percent cotton towels will bring campus to your bathroom.
Going off to college in America often means saying goodbye to the luxury of a private bathroom. To make up for this loss of comfort, invest in some high-quality towels that will bring the feeling of home to wherever you end up! This six piece set from Martex is a great choice for incoming NYU students or current students making the move from on-campus dormitories to an off-campus apartment.
Coming with two bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths, the Martex Abundance set is an easy way to check off all of your drying needs in the bathroom. The lavender color is soothing and recalls the banners of NYU throughout the Village, giving you a campus flair fresh out of the shower! And if you want to really make these towels a bit more New York University flair, try embroidering the school’s initials onto a few using this at-home embroidery technique, a great idea for crafty students (or their crafty friends, parents, or relatives).
Buy the Martex Abundance 6 Piece Towel Set in Lavender from OCM for $49.95.
New York Skyline Decal
This decal set will bring the city campus of NYU into your dorm room!
You probably chose to go to NYU to get a taste of the unique New York experience alongside a world-class education, and you can’t deny that the New York City skyline is a quintessential part of the city’s overall experience. Why not bring the skyline into your NYU dorm room or apartment? With this easy to apply decal from OCM, you can!
Upgrade the drab walls of dormitories by putting this decal over your bed or desk, adding the scenic city into your own urban abode. If you’re living in a campus dorm, don’t worry about damaging the walls, as the decal is easy to remove and won’t rip paint off along with it. With this decal in your room, you can go to sleep every night with a view most city dwellers would kill for, reminding you of the beautiful city that enchanted you to apply to NYU in the first place!
Buy the New York Skyline decal from OCM for $39.95.
Making the choice to attend New York University ensures for a college experience that will be significantly different than that of the average student. Although the large and bustling campus is situated in an even larger and faster paced city, you can still find a way to bring a campus feel into your home.
With a few accessories and products from OCM, you can quickly add that NYU purple all around your dorm room or apartment, making it feel like a part of the main campus regardless of where you live. No matter what, you are an NYU student and should be proud of the hard work you put in to get this highly selective university. Display that pride in your own space as loudly as you would like to and make your city home feel a bit more like the classic dorm room of a more typical college experience! You can get the best of both worlds!