another solution is to see if there is an area on campus you can paint in. maybe a shop class or something.Yeah, a bit late...
Paint-on plasti-dip would work if it didn't have any fumes to go along with it. The main issue was living in dorms, it wouldn't really be nice if I stunk up the whole floor with a chemical smell.
My decision was to use a heat gun to seal it, and acrylic paint for the.... Well... Paint. Worked out rather well. I'll be posting a thread of it when I get some quality pictures of the finished product.
unfortunately ill have to figure this out in a few years as well.