Welcome New Students!

Congratulations on your admission to Gallaudet University. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Bison family. New Student Orientation (NSO) is a required program for all students enrolling at Gallaudet for the first time, including first-year and transfer students. NSO is a transition program intended to help students get ready for the start of their academic career at Gallaudet University and to become familiar with Gallaudet resources. During NSO you will have time to settle in to your residence hall, meet academic advisors, faculty and administrators; become familiar with Gallaudet University resources, and meet your classmates. There is no other place like this in the world; your experience here will be unique and memorable.

If you have any questions, contact us at orientation.programs@gallaudet.edu.

Mission

The mission of New Student Orientation is to assist new undergraduate students with their transition to Gallaudet University. Through a series of programs and experiences, students will learn about the resources available to them.

Arrival Information

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

If you are living on campus, you have the option of getting settled into your residence hall the day before Orientation begins. When you arrive:

  1. Report to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), located on the lower level of Carlin Hall, to receive your student ID.
  2. Go to your assigned residence hall and check in at the front desk. Residence Hall staff will issue your room key, and will provide you with the information you need to get settled.
  3. If you have not yet been assigned to a residence hall, please contact residence.life@gallaudet.edu for assistance.

Students who need to arrive before January 10 must complete the Early Arrival Form. Please note that there is a $33.00 per night charge for early arrivals prior to January 10.

Your meal plan begins with dinner on Wednesday, January 10. Before then, you may purchase meals on your own at any of the three eateries on campus or go off campus to nearby restaurants. Where to eat?

NSO check-in and business registration will take place on Thursday, January 11. See below for details.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

NSO officially begins at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 11 in the I. King Jordan Student Academic Center, Sprint Multipurpose Room. NSO staff look forward to welcoming you to the university!

During the morning session, we will ensure you have completed all business registration processes.

Thursday, January 11 (afternoon) and Friday January, 12

If you arrive between 12 and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday or between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, please report directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, located at the Gallaudet University Museum in Chapel Hall, to begin NSO and University business registration processes.

Late Arrivals

If you arrive after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10 or Thursday, January 11:

  1. Report to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), located on the lower level of Carlin Hall, to receive your student ID.
  2. Go to your assigned residence hall and check in at the front desk. Residence Hall staff will issue your room key, and will provide you with the information you need to get settled.
  3. First thing the next morning, report to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, located at the Gallaudet University Museum in Chapel Hall, to complete NSO and University business registration processes.

NSO Schedule