Prior to arriving on campus


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.

SLU strongly encourages employees, students, and guests to:

  • Stay home if you feel sick
  • Upload COVID-19 vaccination records to CUNYfirst for Location Vaccine Authority (LVA) to review and approve
  • All students (except those with approved exemptions or exceptions) must be fully vaccinated in order to enter any CUNY facility.

All students visiting a campus for any reason, whether they are taking in-person classes or not, must be fully vaccinated and have their vaccination documents approved in CUNYfirst — unless they have been granted a religious exception or a medical exemption. Students must also have uploaded proof of receiving a booster shot once eligible according to the guidelines. 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

Upon Arrival to Campus

  • Masks are recommended.
  • Show your Cleared4 CUNY Access Pass to an SLU screener
  • Unvaccinated individuals will be required to participate in CUNY’s weekly testing program
  • 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/ class registration

CUNY Access Pass - Cleared4

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:

In-Person Meetings/Campus Use:

Meetings can only take place by appointment only and in reserved meeting spaces. Students are also welcome to use the campus by reserving a seat in one of our spaces.  Reserved seating will be available in two hour increments.  Please reserve your meeting space at least 2 weeks in advance by email


   Step 1: Upload proof of vaccination information into CUNYfirst or receive negative COVID test result at any CUNY testing sites

   Step 2: Setup CUNY Access Pass

   Step 3: Setup Appointment with Department staff

   Step 4: Faculty/Staff- reserve meeting space via; wait for appointment confirmation and room/seat reservation confirmation

   Step 5: Follow Access to Campus/ Prior to and Upon Arrival protocols

   Step 6: Notify SLU’s Coronavirus Liaison via email if you test positive COVID or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID. Follow the Reporting to Campus protocols (see Figure 2, pg ii in Appendix of Reopening Plan).