Some colleges in their passive-aggressive attempt to police the use of their electrical outlets have them installed upside down to limit the use of both banned and approved electrical plug-ins. If this is the case at your school, then may I suggest purchasing a rotating surge protector. I purchased was from Lowe’s (link in picture) by 360 Electrical ($18).
The product in the link has two rotating electrical heads accompanied with two USB ports. This product is on the pricier side so it is up to you whether you can live with inverted electrical plugs. I could not do so, so I found it worth the price. There are obviously cheaper version out there (ones without USB ports) that are available online at Amazon, Home Depot, or Lowe’s.
*I purchased mine from Lowe’s (in-stores)