Welcome to Gallaudet!

Thousands of prospective students, parents, professionals, school groups, American Sign Language classes and others visit Gallaudet University every year.

As the world's only university designed for deaf and hard of hearing students, Gallaudet attracts students and visitors from throughout the United States and around the world.

Visiting our beautiful campus, also known as Kendall Green, is the best way to learn about our exceptional academic programs and to see how we blend history and innovation.

Guided Campus Tours

Guided campus tours are offered Monday through Friday. Tours begin at the Maguire Welcome Center, located in the lobby of the Edward Miner Gallaudet Memorial Building (EMG). Each tour lasts approximately one hour. Tours are conducted by Student Ambassadors in American Sign Language (ASL), and voice interpreters are provided for visitors who do not sign. Voice-interpreted tours must be requested at least three days in advance. Your Student Ambassador will provide you with general information about Gallaudet and its academic programs, residential and commuter life, and extensive curricular and co-curricular activities.

NEW: Guided House One Tours

The Edward Miner Gallaudet Residence ("House One") is a 20-room Victorian Gothic mansion. It was built in 1869 for Edward Miner Gallaudet, the University's founder and first president. Gallaudet's successors and their families have all lived in this home. Tours are available on the first Friday of each month. Meet at the Visitors Center, located in the lobby of the Edward Miner Gallaudet Memorial Building (EMG).

Schedule an Individual Visit

Campus tour; class observation(s); appointments with your admissions counselor, the Financial Aid office and a faculty member; and option to take the ACT Test.

Self-guided Tours

Visitors may opt to walk around campus on their own. A self-guided campus tour pamphlet is available in the Maguire Welcome Center.

Virtual Tour

A virtual tour is available here. To access English captions, tap on the speaker icon.

To request tours of Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) or the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD), please e-mail visitors.clerccenter@gallaudet.edu.