Why would I buy oatmeal if they provide exactly what you're suggesting for me? And how is what you're suggesting less expensive than FREE?
I don't spend ANY money on anything except supplements and milk, and I still have loads of cash left over. I don't need a microwave because the food is provided for me. And how the hell can I boil the water if I don't own anything that can heat it? haha If I had some way to heat my water, don't you think I would have used it to heat my oatmeal?
The only advice that is actually helpful was the last comment regarding not eating enough. The only problem is with the college that I'm at, you have to choose between pure fatty shit food, or over the top healthy. I wish there was an in between, but there isn't. It's either deep fried greasey fatty food, or a salad and a tuna sandwich.
And no offense intended, but did you go to college recently? Not because you sound stupid, you don't, your advice is good, but because the meal plan is this: you can eat whenever you want to, as long as it's in the 2-3 hour window they allow. It's a cafeteria. Not a drive through. They serve dinner till 7, so from then till I eat breakfast I have no food. That's why I need a HEALTHY snack for that 12 hours.