First, the bad news: A crappy dorm room can ruin your whole semester. A 1998 University of Florida study found that factors such as noise, lighting, and a view of green space had measurable impacts on students' self-esteem and adjustment to college. Now, the good news: It's possible to transform your 150-sq. ft dbl w/xtra-long twin into something livable, even inviting, as long as you learn from my experience—and ignore what the... More >>>