Several times this summer I've told Alex that there will be two single beds, two desks, and two dressers all in a room the size of his bedroom when he's at school. He kept telling me that he understood, but I really don't think he did until he actually saw his dorm room.
At least he has a nice view out of his window.
The janitor told Alex and his dad that the boys can take the beds apart or keep them as bunks. It's up to them. I told Alex that it would be a great idea to be especially nice to the janitor, as she is in a position to be a BIG help at some point this year.