Back to School — Retro Look at the College Dorm Life

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Georgetown College, 1946. Photo: Historyinphotos.blogspot.com

Georgetown College, 1946. Photo: Historyinphotos.blogspot.com

Move-in day in full swing at colleges around the country and we’re getting nostalgic about our own days on campus. Decorating our dorm rooms, meeting our roommates, sitting down in that lecture hall. Ahhh, the good old days. It’s so interesting to see how students decorated their dorm rooms as well, so we compiled this list of our favorite #dormthrowbacks. Even way back when, students still hung up posters and photos of their friends and family. Check out our favorite furnished rooms from every era in the last 110 years.

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The Hill School, 1942. Via The Hill School

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University of Kentucky, 1904. Via History in Photos

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Dana Hall, 1958. Via The Lovely Side

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Thorp Springs Christian College, 1914. Via Texas Escapes

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Gettysburg College. Via Gettysburg College

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Vassar College, 1950s. Via Modcloth

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Muskingum University. Via Modcloth

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Brown University, 1915. Via Modcloth

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A 1970 era dorm. Via Boho Baby Bump

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University of South Florida, 1970s. Via Modcloth

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Pitzer College, 1966. Via Modcloth

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Vassar College, 1890s. Via Modcloth

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Wellesley College, 1949. Via Modcloth

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Pamona College, 1904. Via Modcloth

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A 1960 style dorm room. Via Cote de Texas

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Vassar College, 1951. Via Modcloth

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Penn State University, 1915. Via Fine Art America