Family Orientation

Family Orientation (during JumpStart) - July 20-21, 2014
Family Orientation (during NSO) - August 20-21, 2014
Family Orientation (Athletic Training Camp) - Specific dates will be sent later for football, volleyball, women's soccer, and men's soccer training camps.

Congratulations! Your family member is about to embark on a journey to receive a college education. You, as family members, can help make the college experience an enriching and memorable one. The Family Orientation Program is designed with this in mind.

We offer two Family Orientation programs, one in July during JumpStart Program and one in August during New Student Orientation (NSO). During orientation, family members learn about campus departments and services. Some featured departments include the Departments of Public Safety, Campus Life, Academic Advising, and Student Financial Services. The most popular workshop for both Family Orientation programs is the student panel with current students sharing their experiences and perceptions on college life.

Program Cost/Registration
There is no registration fee for Family Orientation.  Families need to fill out the Family Registration Form on page 7 of the Forms booklet in the acceptance packet or download a PDF copy online Family Orientation registration form online and send it in.  Upon receipt of the form, you will receive a confirmation packet with more information about Family Orientation.

Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Hotel
Rooms are available at the Kellogg Conference Hotel on campus at discount room rates for families during Orientation. Make your reservations early for the discounts. To make your reservations, contact the GUKCC at 202-552-9691 (vp), 202-651-6001 (tty), 202-651-6000 (voice), or 202-651-6107 (fax) or reserve online at

Places to Eat
Family members who register for Family Orientation eat meals at the Bon Appetit (University Dining Hall) or at the Marketplace. Meals are available for purchase at the Marketplace in the Student Academic Center, the Bistro Cafe at the Kellogg Conference Hotel, or at the Bon Appetit. Other choices include the food court at Union Station, a seven-minute drive from the campus, or other nearby restaurants.

Arrival Information Fall 2014

July 20
Family Orientation (JumpStart Program)

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Student Academic Center

Begins - July 20, 1:00 p.m.
Ends - July 21, 12:00 p.m.
August 20 Family Orientation (NSO)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Student Academic Center
Sprint Multipurpose Room

Begins - August 20, 4:00 p.m.
Ends - August 21, 1:00 p.m.


Spring 2014
There is no family orientation for the spring semester. You are, however, more than welcome to contact the Admissions Office to schedule campus appointments for you.

For more information or answers to additional questions, contact

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