10 Pretty Planners That Will Help College Freshmen Ace Their First Semester

You'll definitely make the Dean's List when you're keeping track of reading assignments, presentations and term papers in these cute academic agendas.

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July 31, 2019

The Blossoming Beauty

Is this floral-print planner a sign that you're about to blossom in college, or…?! Look past the lush green cover, and you'll find monthly and weekly calendars where you can list study sessions and Greek Life meetings, as well as guided pages where you can set goals and monitor your progress throughout the term.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $38

The '90s Inspired

Channel your inner Cher Horowitz from the very first day and shop this fab, '90s-esque planner for the new school year. The iridescent agenda opens like a binder, comes equipped with a fuzzy pompom-topped pen and stickers, and will inspire you to be more confident.

Buy It: Target, $13.99

The Artistically Inclined

Aspiring Art Majors and lovers of the abstract, meet your your new BFF: the Ashley Mary Agenda. With bold, gold-foiled shapes, an attached pen and 280 pages, this 17-month planner celebrates freedom of expression and gives you room to express yourself, too. Since there's a section for notes in the back, you can even use it as a journal.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $34

The Cheerful Reminder

Stay on top of assignments and stave off homesickness in one fell swoop with this planner that reads, "You're Exactly Where You Need to Be." The bright yellow book is packed with personality quizzes, detailed coloring pages, motivational quotes and more that will see you through both semesters.

Buy It: ban.do, $32

The Freeform Fungi

You'll actually look forward to keeping track of your day-to-day tasks when you're working with this fun, fungi-powered agenda. Instead of monthly and weekly calendars, this planner has more of a free-form design, with pages to identify objectives, draft lists (or take notes in class) and even do a little doodling.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $18 (Originally $24)

The Sassy Yet Sophisticated

Certain settings, like office hours and internships, call for something a bit more sophisticated, like this cream-colored situation. You'll feel like such a girl boss (and impress Mom and Dad) when you pull this pretty planner out of your bag to take notes, cross items off your lengthy to-do list and keep track of your finances with the organizer in the back.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $30

The Passion Planner

You followed your passion all the way to school; now use the Passion Planner to turn your dream into a degree. Inside this teal treasure, you'll find monthly spreads with prompts to keep you focused on your long-term goals, as well as spaces to help you manage your time, prioritize daily tasks and notice all the good things happening on campus.

Buy It: Amazon, $35

The Day Designer

For those students who think planning is a form of bliss, we've found the Day Designer in a beautiful, birds-of-paradise pattern. This pretty planner features monthly, weekly, daily and even hourly layouts so you can track your schedule down to the minute. Plus, it's lightweight and portable to fit in your purse or backpack.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $59

The Classic Brown Leather

With more than 2,000 reviews and a 4.8-star rating on Amazon, this brown leather planner is what we like to call a "no-brainer buy." We love its sensible style and thick pages that can stand up to pencil and pen, and we trust that you'll get good use out of it throughout college.

Buy It: Amazon, $17.65

The Pretty Simple Planner

If you prefer something small and stylish that you can just toss in your bag, then you'll definitely want to get your hands on The Pretty Simple Planner. Though basic, this little book has all the essentials: monthly and weekly spreads, a section for notes and even inspirational quotes.

Buy It: Amazon, $7.99