Heading off to school can be all fun and games if you know who your roommates are gonna be. Think you can trust your new roomy? What about your roomy's creepy friends? Not to send you off to school a sniveling paranoid mess, but do you really know who you're living with?
To help put your paranoia to rest, ThinkGeek has developed a laptop safe to hold your precious new Airbook, with room for some cash, small electronics and more. It bolts onto the furniture in your dorm, so unless they're stealing the whole bed, no one is getting your valuables. The DormVault ($80) will hold a 17" laptop and more, and it bolts from the inside to your furniture with included mounting brackets, bolts and wingnuts; it also comes with a combination lock.
Cheaper than a Rottweiler, and less likely to get you kicked out of the dorm, the DormVault is an extra layer of protection. It ain't Fort Knox, but it might make roving hands move down the hall to a more accessable source. Now go buy you and your new roomy a pizza to start off the school year right.