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.

Fall 2022 Covid Guidelines

Click HERE for Updates to the re-opening plan

Vaccination Requirements for Spring 2022

For the Spring 2022 semester, the majority of CUNY courses will be in-person. Students taking in-person or hybrid courses must be fully vaccinated when classes begin, or they will be de-registered before classes begin. Further, all students taking in-person or hybrid classes and eligible for the booster on January 28 must upload proof of receiving a booster to CUNYfirst by March 1.  Additional guidelines and deadlines below:


  • Students who miss the deadline to upload proof of the booster will not be able to register for the summer or fall 2022 semesters until they do.
  • If your documents from the first round of vaccines are already approved in CUNYfirst, you do not need to re-submit them.
  • 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.
  • All faculty are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (two dose Pfizer or Moderna regimen, or 1 dose J&J) unless a religious or medical exemption has been approved.

For more information, please check CUNY’s Coronavirus website and FAQ sections.


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.

CUNY is expanding testing for the safety and convenience of the CUNY community. CUNY employees and students will receive emails from Cleared4.org on behalf of CUNY with a link to enroll in the testing program:

  • Weekly testing will continue for those who are unvaccinated and expand to cover student athletes and students in residence halls, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Overall random testing will increase to 20% of the vaccinated and unvaccinated 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.
  • CUNY’s COVID-19 Testing Site Locations can be found in CUNY’s Coronavirus

Medical clearances required to return to campus will continue to be accepted from non-CUNY testing providers. CUNY safeCircle test sites will also be available for clearance because of the shortage of available testing in New York City.

For more information about CUNY’s COVID-19 testing program and random testing program please see the Testing FAQ. For general frequently asked questions, please refer to the Getting Back to 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

Due to the low levels of COVID-19 in New York City, the CDC no longer recommends and New York State no longer has a universal indoor mask mandate. CUNY has therefore lifted its temporary mask mandate.

Anyone who would like to continue wearing masks in any setting is welcome to do so at any time. Masks will continue to be available on campus and offices. While the CDC is not requiring people to wear a mask in communities that have low or medium COVID-19 levels, faculty, staff and students who are still not vaccinated, or those who have been or will be granted a medical exemption or religious exception, 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.

Rules for Visitors

Subject to the exceptions in this policy, every visitor to a CUNY campus, whether accessing indoor or outdoor spaces, must provide proof to CUNY that they (i) are fully vaccinated or (ii) have had a negative COVID-19 molecular (PCR) test performed by an accredited lab no more than 7 days prior to the visit. “Fully vaccinated” means:

  • Two weeks after a second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or
  • Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine; or 2
  • At the time specified in either the FDA licensure or World Health Organization approval, after the final administration of any other vaccines.

Visitors are also required to comply with all other University policies and codes of conduct, as well as government and/or campus-specific rules and protocols, applicable to individuals on campus that are intended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including by way of example:

  • any masking and social distancing requirements; and
  • complying with any applicable federal, state or local quarantine rules.

Before coming to a CUNY campus, visitors are encouraged to consult the campus’ website to review the most current access rules and protocols. You can find links to each campus reopening plans here: https://www.cuny.edu/coronavirus/fall2021-reopeningplans/

Exception for Short Visits with No Close Contact

Visitors who are on campus for 30 minutes or less per visit do not have to comply with any COVID-19 vaccination or surveillance testing requirements applicable to CUNY staff unless the visitor expects during that time to be less than 6 feet distant of another person for a total of 15 minutes of more.

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