The essential debts of college, such as student loans, are enough to deal with. There’s no need to further stress your finances by making decisions that are detrimental to your fiscal health.
Credit cards can be dangerous. They’re great to have for in case of emergency, but it’s important to resist the temptation of have now and pay later for nonessential things. And, that applies to the things you need as well. You may need a laptop, but do you really need the top of the line, fastest model money can buy?