Returning Student's Checklist

Student Financial Services (SFS):

  • Mandatory Online Business Registration (Opens July 5 and closes September 2, 2016)
  • Must complete a Health Insurance Waiver request during Online Business Registration if you have your own private health insurance  (Deadline is August 29, 2016)
  • International Students - Upfront financial supporting documents must be submitted to SFS by August 29, 2016.

Contact Info: College Hall B04, 202-250-2453 (vp) or 202-651-5145 (voice)  

Financial Aid:

  • Complete application process for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and the Institutional Financial Aid Application (IFAA)
  • Check your 'to do list' in Bison as well as your Gallaudet email account

Contact Info:  Chapel Hall G02, 202-618-6844 (vp) or 202-651-5290 (voice)

Residence Life:

  • Room Lottery online application due April 14 at noon
  • OSWD housing accommodations approval due April 14
  • Faculty Row housing application due April 14 to Ely Room 132 by noon
  • Students will receive approval notification emails with an assigned date/time for the room lottery on April 23
  • Room Lottery Process is April 26 from 9 am to 5 pm in Ely Room 132
  • Students who are on the waiting list will receive an email notification of their hall/room assignment April 28

Contact Info:  Ely Room 132, 202-250-2894 (vp/voice)

Meal Plan Selection:

  • Meal plans should be selected during the room lottery or online at Bison Self-Service by June 30, 2016
  • The deadline to downgrade your meal plan is September 3, 2016
  • To upgrade/downgrade your meal plan, please email Sherri Necessary

Contact InfoBusiness & Support Services, College Hall 314, 202-448-6969 (voice)


  • Purchasing of books and supplies opens August 26 and closes September 12, 2016

Contact InfoSAC 1020, 202-250-2249 (vp) or 202-651.5271 (voice)   

Department of Public Safety (DPS):

  • Register for a parking permit if you have a vehicle on campus
  • If you have a bicycle on campus, it must be registered

Contact InfoCarlin Hall, 202-250-2700 (vp) or 202-651-5881 (voice)  

Academic Advising:

  • Finalize course registration on or before August 29, 2016.

Contact Info:  SAC 2239, 202-588-2540 (vp)

International Student Services:

  • Mandatory visit to the International Student Services Office is required to remove the immigration hold on the student's account.  The check-in dates are August 1 to 29, 2016.  (This verification process is done each semester.)

Contact Info:  Dawes Hall 104, 202-250-2307 (vp), 202-651-5150 (voice)                           

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