lawl at the pump ordeal.
and...ultimately isnt it the same option? I say you keep your gear to a minimum and when u keep it in the dorm (if u stay in one, take it apart and put like the trig frame on one side of the room, and the rest somewhere else (if they're strict and run sweeps, tho i doubt it...they didnt at UF and its not like they check ur stuff.)
And you'll be busy with school. If its not school work, i'm sure you'll be doing the social thing and railing some chicks.
If youre friends wanna play, they can get their own stuffs..and you can probably easily convince them.