We've been through the "sending your kid off to college on the opposite coast" twice. All three of us flew and checked duffels (most of the stuff packed was her stuff). We flew back with a small suitcase which held our stuff. She stored the duffels under her bed.
Buy anything big or bulky at a Target or Walmart when you get there. That includes bedding, towels, lamps, extension cords, toiletries, whatever. Bring fall clothing (either buy winter clothing there or send it later in a UPS box).
And tell her to cull down her "stuff." You don't need a printer. Take a laptop, not a desk top. Remember that anything you bring, you'll have to store at the end of the year...