Moving into a dorm or apartment isn't just a "park and dump" scenario. Have a battle plan like the one below, and you won't be trying to jam more stuff into less space, or making frenzied runs to the store the night before classes start!
Before you even get to your room, make sure you know the following:
If it has built-in closets or not
If it comes already furnished or not
If it has central heat and air or not
If it is carpeted or not
Curtains (fire hazard)
Candles/incense (fire hazard)
Bed lofting kits (safety hazard)
Paint (not allowed in most dorms/apts)
Call, text, or email your roomie(s) about needed furniture. Who's bringing the mini-fridge, the TV, etc?