I have several words of advice for those of you out there who decide, like me, to abandon your householder life, to live in a single dorm room.
1) Don't have the room on the second floor of a building that is built on a hill, thus forcing you to drag all of your stuff up two flights of stairs.
2) Don't expect to actually fit anything in a 12×14 room. Remember how much stuff you had as a college student. Bring that, and ONLY that. It is astonishing the fraction of the room that a bottle of shampoo takes.