Last year, we received a brochure along with our housing information about renting or buying an approved mini fridge. We did purchase one, and it was in our son's dorm room when he arrived on campus. It is the kind with a small microwave on top. It was more expensive, but we decided to do it because it was college approved and because he could use it for several years. I will ask him about what other kinds of fridges kids had on his hall. There was also a kitchen down the hall.