The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies extends heartfelt congratulations to the class of 2024 for their remarkable achievements and distinctions. We also express our deepest gratitude to the families and friends who stood by our graduates, providing unwavering support and making countless sacrifices. Your hard work and dedication are truly inspiring! Commencement Ceremony video.

CUNY SLU welcomes Joseph S. Murphy Scholarship for Diversity in Labor recipients, who will enter SLU in the 2024-25 academic year. We also honor this year’s Rising Leader, whose efforts on behalf of workers and working-class communities serve as a model not only for our Scholarship recipients but for all who dream of a more just and equitable society. Learn more about JSM Scholarship.

Koffi’s journey from Ghana to SLU exemplifies resilience and hard work. Overcoming adversity, he found support at SLU, praising its academic backing and mission of social justice. A recipient of the Diversity in Labor Scholarship, balancing work and studies, he earned a BA in Urban Studies, and aspires to impact Ghana’s development and politics. Read more.

Kerwin’s story underscores the transformative power of education in addressing healthcare disparities and advocating for marginalized communities, with SLU playing a pivotal role in his personal and professional development. After earning a Master’s Degree from SLU in Urban Studies he is now pursuing a PhD in healthcare administration. Read more.

Join us for a virtual information session where prospective students can learn about Labor Studies and Urban Studies undergraduate and graduate programs available at SLU. Participants gain insight into admission prerequisites, application deadlines, and unique SLU opportunities. Sessions are held in an intimate small group setting. Find out more.

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies has programs in collaboration with several unions, municipal agencies, and community groups. Many students can take advantage of employer, union, and other benefits to cover the cost of their tuition. Learn more.