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Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life and Housing

Ely Center, Room 132
Web:  reslife.gallaudet.edu 
Email: residence.life@gallaudet.edu

The Office of Residence Life and Housing, a unit of Student Affairs, has the primary responsibility for the management of facilities and programs in the six residence halls, Faculty Row houses, and Kendall Apartment complex. The Office of Residence Life and Housing provides quality programming, ensures the safety and security of the residents, proper referrals to available services on- and off-campus, maintains discipline in the residence halls, Faculty Row houses, and Kendall Apartments, and runs several paraprofessional programs in and out of the residence halls.


Residence Halls

First and second year students are required to reside in the University residence halls. Living in one of the University's six residence halls and the Faculty Row Houses offers students a unique opportunity to become an integral part of a campus community. While living in the residence halls, opportunities for social, mental, and emotional growth are greatly enhanced. Gallaudet encourages an appreciation of diversity, and residence life offers real-life opportunities to increase understanding and interactions with students from a variety of cultural, geographical, educational, and communication backgrounds.


Housing for Single/Married Students with Children

Kendall Apartments is a designated building for students with children (children are defined as ages 0 to 18 years or are still in high school). Kendall Apartments consist of a total of 18 apartments, two lobby areas, shared laundry room, bike rack area, and designated parking spaces.  The unfurnished apartments include two bedrooms, bathroom, living room, kitchen, and dining area. The maximum capacity for each apartment is four (4) persons, including children.

Prior to occupying an apartment, an apartment deposit equivalent to a month's occupancy fee will be required upfront. Monthly occupancy fees will be billed to the students' accounts. Students who reside in Kendall Apartments will be exempt from the meal plans. There is a five-year residency cap for family housing.

To be eligible for family housing, at least one parent in the family must be a matriculated student. For couples, proof of marriage or domestic partnership is required prior to residing in Kendall Apartments. Applicants will be placed on the waiting list and will be contacted when an apartment becomes available to the student's family.  To apply, please contact us at residence.life@gallaudet.edu to retrieve the application form and submit a completed Family Housing Application Form to the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

Housing for Married Students with No Dependent Children

Apartments are available in all residence halls for married housing, depending on availability. The apartments are unfurnished and include one bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, and dining area. The monthly occupancy fees for the apartments vary depending on the square footage and availability.

Prior to occupying an apartment, a deposit equivalent to a month's occupancy fee will be required upfront. Monthly occupancy fees will be billed to the students' accounts. Students who reside in apartments will be exempt from the meal plans. There is a five-year residency cap for married housing.

To be eligible for married housing, at least one spouse must be a matriculated student. Proof of marriage or domestic partnership is required prior to residing in married housing. Applicants will be placed on the waiting list and will be contacted upon availability.  To apply, please contact us at residence.life@gallaudet.edu to retrieve the application form and submit a completed Married Housing Application Form to the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

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