Luggage and bags: you will want to have a good size bag if you gon in the winter, you will need a lot of clothes.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: if you go to syracuse in the winter time make sure that you pack sweaters, turtlenecks, heavy coats, mittins, hats and scarves. in the summer you can get away with shorts and a light jacket.
Photo Equipment: M.Q. Camera on Hawley St. can take care of all your professional photo needs. Otherwise, there are many places with 1-hour film development, including Eckerd, CVS, Wegmas, Walmart, etc.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring sunscreen in summer. While it's freezing in winter, hot and muggy days characterize summer. Expect 80-90 degrees with 80-90% humidity in August.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring long underwear in the winter, good waterproof boots, a down parka and understand that if you have expensive boots, the salt (used on roads and sidewalks) WILL cause damage to your boots. Thermal "LL Bean" boots work well, since they have a rubber area which isn't attacked by the salt, but the stitching will eventually be effected.