Question: Do you recommend a printer in the dorm room?
Yes, absolutely. Now that printers are so cheap, there's really no reason not to have your own. (I bought one for my son that came with ink cartridges and cost less than what some folks pay for the ink alone. Surprisingly, the ink supply lasted more than a day!) Although many professors allow you (or even expect you) to submit papers electronically, you'll still be glad that you can print right in your dorm room.