I packed three things in my suitcase as must haves: an oatmeal pot, my Vitamix and a covered glass bowl that can go in the microwave and double as a salad bowl. I also brought one plate and one bowl to eat with. Funny that I brought a wooden spoon and spatula, but no eating utensils. SMART!
I don't know what dorm life was like as an undergraduate, but since this is a graduate women's dorm, it's pretty quiet. I don't even hear music, so I try not to run my Vitamix is the morning. Green smoothies are great for a large lunch - green smoothie (kale, banana, a date or two, frozen blueberries, rice milk) + a side salad.
When it's hot and muggy, nothing is better than fruit and greens in a cup. Enjoy the summer!