Student Affairs

The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (CUNY SLU) offers a comprehensive array of services to assist students to achieve their academic goals. From writing assistance, advisement, career services, veteran services, accessibility services, and counseling, the Student Services Division is here to work with students to meet their needs.

If you need to contact the Office of Student Services, please send an email to:

New Student Orientation

Each fall and spring semester, the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies has orientation for new students to introduce them to the school, our programs, services, policies, and procedures, all to help students in their path to success. This opportunity also gives students a chance to meet their peers, faculty, advisors, and other important support staff. Knowing what to expect from this new challenge not only helps alleviate stress, it creates a positive learning space and a chance to start building student community.

 If you want to know more about new student orientation, please email:

Academic Advising

Embracing the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies’ vision of driving justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, the SLU Academic Advising Center is committed to making higher education attainable to all by addressing academic barriers that working adults face. We also strive to support students with diverse backgrounds through experiential learning and other opportunities to exercise leadership skills, especially for those looking to develop and advance skills and careers in public service and social justice activism.

An essential part of student success at our school, the advisement relationship not only serves as foundation for students navigating degree and certificate programs, but also as a space for students to identify their academic, professional, and activist goals. Through advisement, students connect with appropriate campus and university resources and professional opportunities.

The SLU Academic Advising Center is one of few sites in the country designed specifically to meet the needs of working adults with diverse backgrounds. We offer worker-friendly schedules, and varied advising philosophies and modalities, such as one-to-one meetings, interest group advising, and targeted workshops for learning communities.

 Early planning is essential for many of the services and resources we offer. Schedule a virtual and phone appointment with your advisor through SLU Navigate.

 The SLU Academic Advising Center is located at 25 W 43rd Street, Room 1815 for in-person consultations. Although walk-ins for quick questions are welcome, you are strongly encouraged to make an appointment, especially if you need to see your advisor.

 Office Hours*: Monday – Thursday: 10 am- -6 pm

Friday: 9 am-4 pm

*Hours subject to change

 SLU Navigate

SLU Navigate is a free mobile or desktop student app that will help you succeed at SLU. Stay connected to your academic advisor, make appointments, connect with campus resources, view your class schedule, and more using SLU navigate. Sign up to receive alerts, text or email messages so you never miss an important communication or event.


1.      Search for “Navigate Student” on the App Store or Google Play Store.

2.      Once in the app, search CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies.

3.      Log in with your CUNYfirst username and password.


For the desktop version, you can log in to SLU Navigate here with your CUNYfirst username and password through any browser.

Accessibility/Disability Services

The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) is committed to making higher education accessible to students with disabilities by removing architectural barriers and providing programs and support services necessary for them to benefit from the instruction and resources of the University.

Through assistance from the Graduate Center, we provide and coordinate reasonable accommodations and support services to students with disabilities, as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and strive to increase the level of disability awareness among all members of the CUNY SLU community. Early planning is essential for many of the resources and accommodations provided. Please contact us at the earliest possible date in order for us to assist with your needs at:

For more information about disability related resources at CUNY and beyond, please visit the CUNY Central Office of Student Affairs webpage:

Counseling and Wellness

The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies offers counseling services to provide a safe space for students to talk about personal issues or challenges that prevent personal and academic growth. Counseling Services provides individual counseling, crisis intervention, and referral to the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies student body.

To contact counseling services, please send an email to

Career Services

The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies offers career services to help career goal setting and assist students in obtaining necessary resources in support of their career plans. We work with students in creating and developing resumes, cover letters, portfolios, interviewing skills and other tools required to conduct a successful job search. Career services present workshops and seminars in resume writing, interviewing techniques, job search strategies, communication, employer expectations, networking and social media, and other career-related topics.

To contact Career Services, please email

Voter Registration

CUNY VOTES is a comprehensive, non-partisan initiative whose mission is to promote student voter registration, voter participation and voter awareness through campus based activities, external partnerships and University-wide campaigns.

 Please see SLU’s Voter Registration page here

Veteran Services

Advisement for veterans is handled through the Office of the Enrollment Services and Registrar. Veterans and active duty military personnel are encouraged to contact Veteran Services Coordinator, Padraig O’Donoghue at or 646-313-8321

The CUNY Office of Veterans Affairs is dedicated to fostering a sense of community and to developing a channel of communication among veteran and reservist students, and with faculty, staff and administration. The City University of New York welcomes and supports veterans and reservists on its campuses and recognizes the contribution that they make as citizens and students. CUNY is proud of the level of diversity and academic excellence that veterans and reservists bring to our campuses.

The Veterans Affairs section of is a virtual one-stop source of information regarding services for veterans, reservists and their dependents and survivors. It is a guide to educational benefits, entitlements, counseling and advocacy resources, which will assist veterans in pursuing their academic and civilian careers. Download CUNY’s comprehensive brochure for veterans.

Students in the Military

For students called up to the reserves or drafted before the end of the semester:

  • Grades. In order to obtain a grade, a student must attend 13 weeks (five weeks for summer session).

  • Refunds. A student called up to the reserves or drafted who does not attend for a sufficient time to qualify for a grade is entitled to a 100% refund of tuition and all other fees except application fees.

For students who volunteer (enlist) for the military before the end of the semester:

  • Grades. In order to obtain a grade, a student must attend 13 weeks (five weeks for summer session).

  • Refunds. The amount of the refund depends upon whether the withdrawal is before the 5th week of classes. If the student withdraws before beginning of the fifth calendar week (or third calendar week for a summer session), he or she is entitled to 100% refund of tuition and all other fees except application fees. If the student withdraws thereafter, he or she is entitled to a 50% refund.

Other provisions for military service:

  • Resident Tuition Rates. These lower rates are applicable to all members of the armed services, their spouses and their dependent children, on full-time active duty and stationed in the State of New York.

  • Re-enrollment of Veterans. Veterans who are returning students are given preferred treatment in the following ways:

    • Veterans who were former students with unsatisfactory scholastic records may be readmitted with a probationary program.

    • Veterans, upon their return, may register even after normal registration periods, without late fees.

    • Granting of college credit for military service and armed forces instructional courses.

    • Veterans returning too late to register may audit classes without charge.

    • Late Admissions. Veterans with no previous college experience are permitted to file applications up to the date of registration, and are allowed to begin classes pending completion of their application and provision of supporting documents.

    • Readmission Fee. Upon return from military service, a student will not be charged a readmission fee to register at the same college.

    • Veterans Tuition Deferrals. Veterans are entitled to defer the payment of tuition pending receipt of veterans’ benefits.

New York National Guard Tuition Waivers. Active members of the New York National Guard, who are legal residents of New York State and who do not have a baccalaureate degree, are eligible for a tuition waiver for undergraduate study.

GI Bill® Is a Registered Trademark of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the U.S. government website