A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
In 1894, the Gallaudet football team was playing against another deaf team. Paul Hubbard, the quarterback didn't want to risk the other team seeing him using ASL to explain the play to his teammates, so he asked them to form a tight circle formation, now known as a huddle. Today, the huddle is used all over the world, in a wide variety of team sports, such as baseball, football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse and many other sports.
For over 150 years, Gallaudet has provided a unique educational experience for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students. Graduates leave here, and change the game in education, government, business, science and human services, and so much more. Learn more about our academic programs. Explore Life at Gallaudet to learn more about our campus and Washington D.C.
21,000+ alumni are making a difference throughout the world.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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