Tempe stores offer dorm room essentials for incoming ASU students

The start of school is upon us my friends, and moving to college can be a life altering experience that you’ll never forget. You’re suddenly ripped from everything you once knew and thrown into an unfamiliar world. But I mean this in a good way.

Half the excitement of going to college is making new friendships, trying new things and, of course living, on your own for the first time. Although this is an exciting time, it can also be pretty stressful. After all, how are you supposed to know everything that you might need for the next four years? Try not to stress too much because Tempe offers many great stores where you can grab your last minute school and dorm room supplies, and they are all in close proximity to the ASU Tempe Campus.

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Moving all your stuff to college can be very time consuming and expensive as well. However, Bed, Bath & Beyond offers an easy solution. They have a registry program, similar to a bridal or baby registry, where you can pick out all your dorm room essentials before your big move and they’ll have it ready for pick up at their Mesa location on 837 N. Dobson Rd., just minutes from the ASU Tempe Campus. This offers you a way to save money on shipping, and gives you more time for the important things, like decorating your room.


Target, located at 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. at Tempe Marketplace, is stocked and ready to go for all incoming ASU students. Their aisles are lined with all the essentials like pillows, printers, microwaves, bedding and more. Not bringing a car to ASU? No problem. This Target location offers an exclusive takeover for all incoming students. The Target express bus will pick students up on campus on August 16th for an exclusive after hours private shopping party.  Check out the ASU Welcome Week website for details about events for incoming students.

IKEA Tempe

Walk through the showroom at Arizona’s only IKEA store on 2110 W. IKEA Way, for furniture, artwork and other ways to spruce up your new digs. The next two Saturdays (August 15th & August 22nd), IKEA Tempe will be having in-store activities for college students. Bring your college ID and IKEA Family Card for a chance to ‘spin-to-win’ wheel.  View their special offers for a sneak peak at their back to college sale.

For more information about shopping in Tempe, visit our website or call us at 480-894-8158.

Written Patrick