Some of my tips on how to eat plant-based in college. There's also a lot more tips out there those were just the ones that came to me, if you have more questions please feel free to ask.
Here's a lot more tips I didn't mention: own a blender. If you're in a dorm like me, get a mini blender. I love smoothies.
Oh yeah also have a mini fridge. I do own one but it's at home cause my roommate already had one, so we share that.
And another thing- snack wise, buy bars! I like Clif, Lara, and Luna bars. All of those brands are mostly vegan, so just check. Lara might even be all vegan.
Oh and for smoothies they're way better if you freeze your fruit instead of using plain fruit and adding ice. For the liquid i add either almond milk or water. At home I like using fresh coconut water. So yeah you can freeze fruit or buy frozen fruit. I usually buy plain bananas, peel and freeze them, and buy other fruits like mangoes chopped and frozen.
I also occasionally buy So Delicious's vegan ice cream. Oh an these little individual packs of chocolate almond milk. I love chocolate almond milk and I don't care if I look like a kid drinking from a milk carton lol oh well. There are a lot of vegan brands hiding about at Meijer (and so many grocery stores) :D
But remember there are basic foods you're probably already used to like rice, pasta, corn, beans, lentils, frozen veggies, hummas, peanut butter, nuts, pasta sauce, oil, spices, bread, etc.
If you want to know, in my cafeteria I usually get pasta, plate of veggies, rice, salad, fruit, or cereal.
Also I brought some nutritional yeast from home and would make cheesy pasta now and then. Or pasta with your average pasta sauce. Or plain with olive oil or earthblance vegan butter. I made rice a lot. Either plan, with earthbalance butter,or with soy sauce (well i used bragg's liquid aminos which is like low-sodium soy sauce). I also bought some bisquick and made 3-ingredient pancakes. I only made these twice but yeah. It's a 1:1:1 ratio of bisquick mix to mashed banana to almond milk. If you want throw in chocolate chips. Also a plant oil or plant butter to go on the pan. But it's 1 cupmix,1 banana, 1 cup milk.And if you want less (that's usually enough to feed 2 people) then just cut it down. But usually breakfast I have a clemintine or a Clif bar. At home I eat way more. Like 4 bananas and pancakes and so much.
other general vegan tips:
To see some food I buy when I'm home check out my video on showing some food I bought from Trader Joe's ad Whole Food's here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyK_745fyfk