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25 Instagram Captions to Debut Pics of Your New Dorm Room

published Sep 11, 2023
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semi wide shot of a bed with teal sheets, blue pillowcase with red smiley faces on it, a smiley face pillow and a white desk with a red backpack hanging off white chair, a green lamp and supplies on top of desk, and a wall with different photos and art
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Moving into your college dorm room is a major milestone in life, and a really fun one to share with others — including your loved ones, your home friends, and your new classmates. If you went all-out on decorating your dorm room and you’re finally ready to hard-launch it, there’s no better way to show off your hard work and impeccable style than with a dorm room reveal on Instagram. 

But while making your dorm room IG official is a no-brainer, coming up with a caption for the post might require a bit of extra thought: do you want to be funny, or go the earnest route? Will people get your niche pop culture reference? 

If you’re stumped and looking for some inspo, have no fear — check out the below list of Instagram caption ideas that’ll be the perfect complement to your pics of your new space!

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Short and Sweet Captions

  1. Dorm deets
  2. It’s so perfect, I could cry.
  3. Welcome to my world
  4. Happy place
  5. New dorm room check
  6. Officially accepting visitors
  7. Just happy to be here

Funny and Sarcastic Captions

  1. I sent my mom these pics first.
  2. Any bets on how long my room will stay clean?
  3. If only I worked as hard on my lit paper as I did setting up this room.
  4. I’ve been waiting so long to share this reveal, so don’t let it flop.
  5. Now that it’s all set up, I guess I have to go to class now.
  6. My first college assignment was setting up my dorm room, and I gave myself an A+.
  7. BRB, switching my major to interior design.
  8. Can’t believe my whole world fits inside this tiny box.
  9. The dorm room reveal nobody asked for
  10. This dorm room is about to be my entire personality.

Pop Culture Captions

  1. Welcome to my mojo dojo casa dorm.
  2. As Flo Rida once said, “Welcome to my house.”
  3. Just waiting for MTV to reboot “Cribs” so they can feature my dorm room.
  4. “Do I really have to graduate, or can I just stay here for the rest of my life?”
  5. “This is the start of something new.”
  6. Alexa, play “Home Sweet Home.”
  7. OK, TikTok, you can stop serving me dorm decor content now.
  8. “Long story short, I survived (setting up this dorm room).”

Lauren Fant


Lauren Fant lives in California and loves all things decor, organization, and lifestyle. She is interested in social media and content creation — you can find her on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and Pinterest. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, going outdoors, being creative, going to church, and traveling.

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