Thanks to Pete's help! So I made it, I'm alive and well in my dorm room, my roommate is great, there is indeed heat in the room, and I have a test tomorrow I should be studying for.. But I'll give a quick run-down of some fun things/interesting things I've done so far!
Bought a cheap cell phone, some quaker oats instant oatmeal (not at all similar to the American version), got an OK cup for 3 块 kuai- (50 cents), been astounded at how cheap food is, frozen my face off running in the park, gotten lost in the park, eaten candied hawthorn candy, tried to explain I was looking for a converter in Chinese to a Chinese person, done well on some 听写s, signed a language pledge, tried to ask Chinese people about their retirement, eaten a lot of 饺子, drank a lot of black currant juice, studied a lot of Chinese.
Now the good part! Pictures: