Welcome back to the CUNY SLU campus. Our main priority continues to be the health and safety of the entire SLU community. Below we share a few updates to help guide the process for maintaining safety.

Click HERE for Updates to the re-opening plan

Vaccination Requirements for Fall 2021

We encourage everyone in the SLU community to get vaccinated. Anyone entering a CUNY facility for any reason will need to be fully vaccinated (defined as 14 days beyond the last vaccination shot) or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past seven days. CUNY students attending in-person classes for the fall 2021 semester are required to be vaccinated. With the FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine, CUNY has updated the deadline to get vaccinated and submit your vaccination documentation to September 27th. In order to meet this submission deadline, you must receive the following vaccines by these dates:

Johnson & Johnson: single dose by September 23

The FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine on August 23, 2021, triggering a 45-day final deadline for CUNY students to be fully vaccinated and their vaccination documentation uploaded and approved in CUNYfirst. Students now have until September 27 to upload proof of vaccination into CUNYfirst.

Because Colleges need 10 days to verify and approve the vaccination documents after students upload them, the documents must be uploaded by September 27 at the latest. Students taking in-person or hybrid classes who fail to upload their proof of vaccination by September 27 (so the documents can be approved and verified by October 7, the 45-days mark) will be subject to potential academic withdrawal that could also impact their financial aid and make them ineligible for refunds for the courses.

  • Students can provide verification of a COVID-19 vaccination by submitting evidence through the CUNYfirst portal. A user guide on how to upload proof of vaccination can be found here.
  • Faculty and staff can provide verification of a COVID-19 vaccination by submitting evidence through the CUNYfrist portal. A user guide on how to upload proof of vaccination can be found here.
  • For more information, please read CUNY’s vaccination policy FAQ.


All vaccination sites require an ID that verifies your age and N.Y. state residency, with no appointment needed. Use these tools to find a free vaccine site close to you and to check which vaccine(s) they offer:


On September 3, 2021, CUNY amended the policy that permitted unvaccinated students to visit campuses if they showed proof of a negative COVID test. Starting on October 7, 2021 all students taking remote only classes who wish to visit a campus at any point this fall for any reason must be fully vaccinated and have their vaccination documents approved in CUNYfirst — unless they have been granted a religious exception or a medical exemption. The only other exception to this change is that campus leaders can accommodate entry to students who need to access emergency services on campus, such as food pantries and mental health services. This policy may be modified depending on changing public health conditions.

If you are not fully vaccinated (defined as 14 days beyond the last vaccination shot), you will need to get tested to access any CUNY campus. For more information about CUNY’s COVID-19 testing program, please see the Testing FAQ. For a list of testing locations, click here. Faculty, staff and students who have not uploaded their vaccination documentation should have received an email from Cleared4.org on behalf of CUNY with a link to enroll in the testing program.

Register for CUNY Access Pass: Cleared4 Guide

If you need any technical assistance (including uploading your vaccination records or access CUNY Access Pass) please contact the SLU IT Help Desk by phone: 646-313-8440 or by email: IThelpdesk@slu.cuny.edu

All faculty, staff, and students entering a CUNY campus will need to show a VaxPass. The symptom tracker feature of the Everbridge app is no longer in use; instead, the app now displays a CUNY VaxPass for those whose vaccine information has been submitted and verified in CUNYfirst. The VaxPass was designed as an additional tool to speed entry into CUNY campuses and offices. For simple, one-time setup instructions, please check the VaxPass User Setup Guide. If you do not have access to a smartphone, please contact Jeff Rickman, SLU’s Designated Approver at Jeff.Rickman@slu.cuny.edu for further instructions on showing proof of your VaxPass.

Due to the presence of Delta and other variants, CUNY has enacted a new temporary mask mandate. This mandate is subject to modification based on changing vaccination statistics and coronavirus transmission rates.

  • For the time being, everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face mask inside all CUNY campuses and office buildings. This includes while taking classes, or working in a non-enclosed space such as a library cubicle or other open seating, regardless of physical distance from others.

To be clear, anyone who is not fully vaccinated must wear a face mask at all times both indoors and outdoors while on campus, including in enclosed spaces, except briefly when eating or drinking (in which case they must maintain strict social distancing from other individuals). Students who are not vaccinated are also required to maintain social distancing between themselves and all others in a classroom. Please note that on the SLU campus we encourage everyone to wear a mask.

If you would like to visit the SLU campus, you must have an appointment (to make an appointment, click here). Upon arrival, everyone must visit the Health Screening Stations on the 18th floor and:

  • wear a mask while on campus,
  • show proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test result (Students taking in-person classes are required to show proof of vaccination to access the campus),
  • unvaccinated individuals will be required to participate in CUNY’s weekly testing program
  • registered students will also need to present proof of registration,
  • show proof of confirmed appointment

For more information about accessing the SLU campus, please visit the Access to Campus, Prior to and Upon Arrival webpage.

If you need any technical assistance (including uploading your vaccination records or access CUNY Access Pass) please contact the SLU IT Help Desk by phone: 646-313-8440 or by email: IThelpdesk@slu.cuny.edu

Department Hours

All departments will continue to provide remote and in-person hours. Please click on the plus sign below for contact information and make an appointment with departments that provide student-facing support and:





Academic Advisement: Labor Studies


Labor Studies Certificates:

Monday: 10am-6pm

Friday: 9-5pm





MA in Labor Studies:

Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-6pm



Labor Studies Certificates:

Tuesday-Thursday: 10am-6pm

Wednesday: 9am-6pm



MA in Labor Studies:

Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday:



https://slu.cuny.edu/academic-affairs/student-affairs/student-services/academic-advising/ https://slu-cuny.navigate.eab.com/#/dl/appt


Academic Advisement: Urban Studies


Urban Studies Public Admin Certificates:

Wednesday &  Thursday: 10:30am-6:30pm



Urban Studies Healthcare Certificates:

Tuesday: 10:30am-6:30pm

Friday: 9am-5pm



Urban Studies Community Certificates:

Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-1pm

Friday: 11am-4pm


BA in Urban and Community Studies:

Tuesday: 10:30am-6:30pm;

Friday: 9am-5pm


MA in Urban Studies:

Monday & Wednesday: 10am-6pm


Urban Studies Public Admin Certificates:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9:30am-5:30pm



Urban Studies Healthcare Certificates:

Monday & Thursday: 10am-6pm;

Wednesday: 10:30am-6:30pm


Urban Studies Community Certificates:




BA in Urban and Community Studies:

Monday & Thursday: 10am-6pm;

Wednesday: 10:30am-6:30pm


MA in Urban Studies:

Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-6pm

Friday: 9am-5pm


https://slu.cuny.edu/academic-affairs/student-affairs/student-services/academic-advising/ https://slu-cuny.navigate.eab.com/#/dl/appt


Admissions Monday-Thursday:





Monday- Friday: 9am-5pm


Saturday: TBD

https://slu.cuny.edu/prospective-students/ admissions@slu.cuny.edu
Bursar Monday/Thursday 9am-5pm


Friday 9am-5pm  



Bursar Operations: Bursar@slu.cuny.edu

Scholarships & Stipends: StudentAccounts@slu.cuny.edu

Campus Facility Room Reservation Monday- Wednesday:


Thursday: 8am-6pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm RoomReservation@slu.cuny.edu
Career Services Wednesdays: 2pm-7pm N/A https://slu.cuny.edu/academic-affairs/student-affairs/student-services/ CareerServices@slu.cuny.edu


Counseling and Wellness Tuesdays: 3pm-8pm


N/A https://slu.cuny.edu/academic-affairs/student-affairs/student-services/ Donna.Contreras-Aguirre@slu.cuny.edu


Financial Aid


Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9am-5pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-5pm


Online chat: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/Prospective-Current-Students/Financing-Your-Education financialaid@gc.cuny.edu  or financialaid@slu.cuny.edu
Graduate Center Mina Rees Library Monday- Thursday: 9am-5pm (see website for more info) https://libguides.gc.cuny.edu/covid-19


Information Technology (IT) Help Desk Monday-





N/A https://slu.cuny.edu/current-students/service-desk/


SLU Academic Resources Technology


Registrar Monday &Wednesday: 9am-5pm

Tuesday & Thursday:



Monday & Thursday: 8am-4pm;

Tuesday: 9am-5pm

Friday: 8am-5pm


https://slu.cuny.edu/current-students/registrar/  registrar@slu.cuny.edu


Worker Education (Murphy Institute) Monday: 9am-5pm

Tuesday: 9am-5pm

Wednesday & Thursday: 10am-6pm

Friday: 8:30am-4pm

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm







Writing Center Monday & Thursday:



Tuesday & Wednesdays: 3pm-6pm



Tuesday & Wednesday: 9-5pm

Friday: 9am-5pm