Coats, sweats and more??

<p>Hi, just wondering what to buy my D for the Fall Semester. What kind of coats, jackets, boots or walking boots? Moms, help me. We are from the Caribbean Island, where the coldest weather here is around 70 - 75 degrees. </p>

<p>Just want to know what to pack in her bags. So, any help is really appreciated.</p>

<p>Hahahaha this place is like a tundra. I think we had the worse winter last school year when I was a freshman your going to need high boot for the snow and something warm, ur going to need jackets,coats,everything dont let the first couple of months fool you at the end of April we were still getting snow. People around hear wear north face, columbia,uggs,rainboots such as hunters but I would advise you to get whatever is going to keep you warm oh and if your a girl peacoat. Me personally I wore sweats,pants, anything but everyone is different some people wore leggings because they wanted to look cute. I would advise you to get something warm and nice</p>

<p>For my D, rainboots with warm socks were essential. These are important for the mud as well as the snow. There is so much salt around to melt the snow that Uggs and good leather boots get ruined easily. Walking boots are good for the cold,dryer weather. A North Face fleece coat and quilted coat has worked well for the last two years. There is a mall nearby with all of these items. Warm gloves, scarve, and a hat are also important.</p>

<p>I survived my first year with a peacot, a few hoodies, a good pair of snow and rainboots, many socks (especially fuzzy ones), gloves, a scarf, earmuffs etc. As long as she knows when to put on layers she should be fine. I would suggest that you make sure that if her bed is arranged to be near the window, that it is not too close. The ONE thing that made me sick was the cold air coming in through the window even when it was closed...</p>

<p>Mom of Charger2012 talking :
Syracuse will be a shock to the system. August and September are gorgeous.</p>

<p>Winter is long. Go to LL Bean, Lands End, Sierra Trading Post, Altrec and Peter Glenn. All sell winter/ski wear and most is on sale now.</p>

<p>Silks are great as a fist layer to keep warm. Under Armour is also good.</p>

<p>Lots of sweats! She'll probably end up with a ton of Syracuse logo sweats, so you may as well buy her some now. (note: she will wear this forever. Get used to ORANGE). Fleece is great. Wind resistant jacket for fall. Ski jacket for the rest of the year.</p>

<p>Warm socks..NOT COTTON!! Get ski socks and fleece to wear around the dorm.</p>

<p>It's a great school. In time, you forget the cold.....</p>

<p>Thank you all for these fabulous tips!!! I checking all the sites as I read them online. Thank you all soo much. It's not easy!!</p>

<p>Base layers should not be cotton. Lands End available in Sears have cute and very warm jackets and coats, boots, etc. They often run sales and are much cheaper than North Face. You can also purchase Columbia in Kohls which run great sales. Syracuse is extremely windy, make sure she has scarves, hats and gloves.</p>

<p>@collegestatmom - thanks. I will check our local Sears store, but I don't think I will find much because we live in PR, variety is limited here.</p>

<p>This is true. You should try then but they have not put out their winter clothes yet, it is summer clearance time. I got my s a great winter jacket, both water and wind proof.</p>

<p>Okay here's the deal. I've lived in Syracuse for almost my whole life, so I know the in's and out's. I'm still in high school, but I have a lot of friends up at the hill that I like to visit. </p>

<p>It's freezing here! Your daughter might go into shock. I hope she like's snow, because that's all we get. It feel's never ending. You get depressed. Get her some good mittens and a hat. My head and hands always freeze. This is all I can really think of right now.</p>

<p>If you have any other questions about Syracuse in general, feel free to ask away. Does she know where she will be staying yet? I hope for her sake she isn't on south campus.</p>

<p>@syracusebound, she will be staying at Day Hall, Third floor, but rooms are not assigned yet. We know this bc of what she is planning to study IR her Learning Com is assigned at that floor we understand. She likes to cold weather, but need to get moving on her clothes and stuff. Thanks, anything else you care to share.</p>

<p>Day Hall is nice I believe. It's great that she likes cold weather, someone has to embrace it. But winters here last longer then you think. Oh make sure she has plenty of socks. My feet are always freezing.</p>

<p>I transferred to SU from a CC in california myself last year.</p>

<p>Fall Semester isn't nearly as cold as the Spring Semester. This past year, I don't believe we got our first actual snow that <em>Stuck</em> until Thanksgiving Weekend, or maybe even in to Christmas.</p>

<p>That being said, it is hot, and it is humid in the months of August and September. A lot of shorts and sandals for that, which I expect you're already prepared for. When the temperature starts dropping, I started wearing a lot of flannel (Which, oddly enough, in California is UBER POPULAR. So I already had plenty), and jeans. It isn't until the temperature starts dipping into the 30's that people really start wearing gloves or anything, at least in my opinion. </p>

<p>The advice given so far is pretty spot on though. I can't remember what the shop is called, but there is a clothing store on Marshall St. that sells boots made by Sorel, as well as other winter apparel. </p>

<p>As the person above me said though, Winters last for a while. Snow starts in late November, and doesn't end until roughly late march to mid april. </p>

<p>On most days, even when it was low teens to single digits, I was usually all right in a pair of jeans, shoes, t-shirt with a flannel over, and one of my snowboard jackets. Beanies and gloves as well. It's all dependent on how sensitive you are to the cold, and you just have to layer accordingly to that.</p>