All of the dorms at my college (Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks) had a community kitchen on the ground floor and central air. I never even considered that other colleges aren't similarly equipped.
And unlike Topher's college, there were LOTS of reasons to live on campus. At the top of that list is not having to shovel snow and being able to make it to class on time even if it is -60F. I just have to wonder if all the upper classmen at Topher's college moved off campus, who was left to welcome the incoming freshman girls?