welcome to the forum, i think you've found the right place.
keep searching through the thread topics and browse and browse and browse s'more.
not knowing the area/town/university you'll be stealth camping at, but i would have to agree with the schools vague answer... somewhat. this ain't the good ole' days anymore. it's just not as easy as parking along a curb for a few days (possibly a few hours) in some locations w/o someone seeing something and saying something. the next thing you know you're a marked vehicle and the five-o might keep their eye out for you.
ask around, keep a low profile - you'll find some answers.