Moving to college is a trip. Literally.
First you have to find a place to stay, unless you're staying in the dorm, in which case the college will assign you a place to stay. Here's my advice: find a place as close as possible to where you'll be attending classes.
Walking or biking distance is best. If you're in an urban area with public transportation, check out the routes and make them a part of the decision-making process. For example, is there a bus stop near by and what time of day do the buses run?
Here's why that's important. Parking.