Admitted Graduate Students


Welcome from the Dean!

You are beginning your graduate studies at an exciting time in  Gallaudet’s history.  We have embraced a our mission and vision, and we are going forward boldly into our future guided by Gallaudet's Strategic Plan 2010-2015 . While Gallaudet has always been a bilingual community, our bilingualism is now a major part of our institutional mission.  We are learning about it in an open and intentional manner.  We are also striving to become a truly multicultural university.

And what better place to learn about multiculturalism than here in Washington, DC?  If you are new to this area, you can anticipate a rich and rewarding experience in the years ahead.  Washington is a cosmopolitan and wonderfully diverse city that offers it all: history, culture, education, politics, and, as a bonus, excellent entertainment and restaurants of all kinds.

Our nation’s capital and Gallaudet University are connected in a multitude of ways and you will enjoy everything the city and the mid-Atlantic region have to offer.  There are also numerous opportunities to contribute to the city that has for so long been home to this fine institution of higher learning, and I urge you to take the opportunity to become involved in the larger community.

So welcome to Gallaudet, welcome to Washington, DC … we’re excited that you will be joining us here.

Gaurav Mathur, Ph.D.
Interim Dean
Graduate School

Now what?

  • As a new student, there are several steps to take to ensure a smooth transition with as little inconvenience as possible. The Admitted Graduate Student Portal in Blackboard is packed full of information to get you started. It also includes items that are important for you to complete. Within your Admissions letter envelope, there are instructions on how to access the Admitted Graduate Student Portal in Blackboard.

  •  Once you are in Blackboard ( and log in, you will see the tab for "Admitted Grad Students." Please review each section carefully in the portal to determine which modules (each of those boxes are called modules) you must read, which you must complete, and which will be helpful to you as you prepare to become a graduate student at Gallaudet. We certainly hope that you will accept our offer (see instructions in the module "FIRST STOP: Graduate Admissions Acceptance Form") and that we will be seeing you this fall.

  • Discussion Board - Want to start learning about other new Gallaudet graduate students? Join the conversation at the 2012 Graduate Student Discussion Board today!

  • You have been automatically enrolled in the “New Graduate Student Discussion Board” where you can connect with other newly admitted students, current students, faculty and staff. We look forward to seeing you there. One of our current graduate students, Samira Jemmoua, (Deaf History student), will be the moderator.

Again, CONGRATULATIONS on your offer of admission. We certainly hope you will say, “YES.” We look forward to welcoming you to Gallaudet’s campus.

Wednesday Luria, Coordinator, Prospective Graduate Student Services



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