A dorm room serves as a home away from home for many college students. Fitting a teenager's belongings into a tiny room takes a bit of planning and set up can prove to be quite a feat. As a parent, you want to make sure that your child is as safe as possible. That's why following safety guidelines is essential during move–in days. Knowing the proper placement of cords and appliances can go a long way in protecting your new college student. The National Fire Protection Agency and UL provide advice and tips for new college students. Click here to download the safety tips from the NFPA.