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.

Spring 2023 Covid Guidelines

Click HERE for Updates to the re-opening plan

All new students coming to campus for the first time in the spring for in-person and hybrid courses, or any other on-campus activities will be required to submit proof of vaccination, unless a religious or medical exemption has been approved.

Students must upload proof of being fully-vaccinated prior to the start of classes for the spring term. A person is considered fully vaccinated:

  • Two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna or;
  • Two weeks after a single dose vaccine such as Johnson & Johnson (J&J), or;
  • At the time specified in either in the FDA licensure or World Health Organization (WHO) approval, after the final vaccination of any other vaccines

Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to receive vaccine boosters, once eligible. Colleges should continue to promote the benefits of vaccination and encourage their campus populations to receive vaccinations and boosters.

(WHO) approved vaccination other than the three listed above

must provide more information. Students can reach out to your Campus Location Vaccination Authority (LVA) for details.

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.

will continue its testing program using various testing models for the safety and convenience of the CUNY


  • All students are encouraged to test before returning to campus.
  • Weekly testing will continue for those who are unvaccinated
  • Overall random testing of 5% of the on-campus population. Participation in the random surveillance testing is mandatory and failure to participate will result in the removal of the individual’s Cleared4 access pass to CUNY spaces.

To facilitate testing for required medical clearance to return to campus, tests will continue to be accepted from non-CUNY testing providers as well as from CUNY safeCircle test sites. Testing to return to campus should only be done at CUNY safeCircle test sites when you are symptom free to protect you and others in the CUNY community. If you are recovering from COVID-19, you should not get tested until you have completed your isolation requirements and are symptom free. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we encourage you to visit a public testing site near your home or use an at- home test kit.

Rapid tests will be available for approved screening circumstances when unanticipated entry to campus is required. The rapid tests will be distributed to CUNY testing sites and to selected locations on campus and will be tracked through the testing system for inventory and usage management.

For more information about CUNY’s COVID-19 testing program, please see the Testing FAQ. For a list of testing locations, visit here. For general frequently asked questions Working in Person FAQ. If you still have questions, please contact your HR office.

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

At this time, CUNY does not require face masks.

Anyone who would like to continue wearing masks in any setting is welcome to do so at any time. Due to the increased rates of COVID-19, seasonal flu and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), the NYC Health Department strongly recommends the use of masks. Masks will continue to be available on campus and offices.

Faculty, staff and students who are still not vaccinated are urged to continue to wear a mask. Mask requirements associated with isolation and quarantine as referenced later in these guidelines remain in effect.

Those who choose to wear a mask should continue to follow CDC guidance on acceptable face coverings.

Note, campuses may still require employees to wear protective PPE masks due to the nature of their work. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards.

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 Screening Stations by the entrance to the 18th or 19th floors and:

  • Wear a mask while on campus.
  • Show your Cleared4 CUNY Access Pass to an SLU screener
  • Unvaccinated individuals will be required to participate in CUNY’s weekly testing program.
  • All students (except those with approved exemptions or exceptions) must be fully vaccinated in order to enter any CUNY facility.
  • Student participation in on-campus activities will require proof of vaccination and booster unless a religious or medical exemption has been approved.
  • 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.

CUNY will no longer require a proof of vaccine or recent negative test for visitors. CUNY’s campuses and buildings should return to their standard protocols for visitors.

CUNY will continue to aid in the identification of exposures, and notify close contacts, as appropriate, of exposure as soon as possible after being notified that someone in the campus has tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19.

CDC Guidance that CUNY and Campuses will continue to follow:

• As soon as possible after they are notified that someone has tested positive for or been diagnosed with COVID-19, campuses should notify close contacts of exposure, in accordance with applicable privacy and other laws.

• Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms should isolate and notify their close contacts that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and refer close contacts to the state or local health department website to learn about the steps they should take because of the exposure.

CUNY continues to follow the latest CDC guidance on isolation and exposure. Any students, staff or faculty who test positive with COVID-19 or are exposed to someone with COVID-19 must follow these guidelines, as outlined below, prior to returning to campus. If you are required to isolate, you must receive a negative test or doctor’s certification prior to returning to campus.

Test results will be accepted from CUNY testing sites or other licensed test providers.

Isolation Guidelines if You Test Positive for COVID-19

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Stay home for 5 days (day 0 is your first day of symptoms, or the day of your first positive test if you do not develop symptoms).
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • In order to return to CUNY after isolation, you must receive a negative PCR or Antigen test (we strongly recommend an Antigen test, if available).
    • Collect the test sample only if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved.
    • If your test result is positive, you should continue to isolate until day 10. Following day 10, you must receive a negative PCR or Antigen test before returning to CUNY.
    • In lieu of a negative test, individuals may provide a doctor’s certification that they have recovered from COVID-19.
  • Continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others for 5 additional days; if you cannot wear a mask, continue to isolate for 5 days.
  • If you have a fever, continue isolation until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
  • If you were severely ill with COVID-19 you should isolate for at least 10 days. Consult your doctor before ending isolation.
  • If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
    • You do not need to quarantine.
    • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days.
    • Get tested at least 5 days after your close contact (the date of your exposure is considered day 0); if you test positive, stay home and isolate per guidelines above.
    • If your exposure is from someone you live with, you must reach out to your Campus Coronavirus Liaison.
    • If you develop symptoms, get a test, stay home and follow the isolation guidelines above.

Before coming to campus, each member of the community is expected to monitor your symptoms, stay away from others if you feel sick, and get tested at a public testing site if you have any symptoms. CUNY safeCircle testing sites should not be used if you have symptoms.

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://www.gc.cuny.edu/news/building-entry-policy


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