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Return to Our Stomping Grounds:
The Bison Spirit Remains Strong!

Gallaudet University and Clerc Center are working toward a full return to campus this fall with a commitment to a safe and healthy learning and working environment for all of our students, employees and visitors. This effort is an ongoing part of how we are transforming the many ways we work and learn on and off campus that will benefit all of us now and post-pandemic.

The health and safety of our students, employees, visitors and the Washington, D.C. area community remains our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the public health concern related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through trusted authorities including DC Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This webpage provides updates relevant to the Gallaudet and Clerc Center community along with links to various reliable resources. The content will be continually updated as new information becomes available.

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Health & Safety Information

Protecting Gallaudet starts with each of us

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Academic Calendar Key Dates

  • May 14: Commencement (to be held virtually)
  • July 26: JumpStart programs begin
  • August 16: New Student Orientation begins
  • August 30: Classes begin
  • November 22-26: Fall Break
  • December 13: Classes end
  • December 15-17: Final examination period
  • December 25 – January 1: Winter break
Key dates might be different for undergraduate and graduate students and those taking 8-week courses

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Current Phase

Gallaudet University has transformed the way we work and learn in order to create a safe environment – one that will benefit all of us now and post-pandemic. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and the Washington, D.C. area community remains our highest priority.

Spring 2021
Summer 2021
Fall 2021
Fully Remote
All classes are online, and most employees work remotely. Departments will gradually re-open their offices on campus starting in April 2021.
Re-Opening the Campus
The first undergraduate Summer Session will be completely online. The second undergraduate Summer Session will offer about 15 courses on-campus for face-to-face learning, in addition to online classes.
Return to Our Stomping Grounds
Gallaudet is working toward a full re-opening of the campus in accordance with DC Health, CDC and Gallaudet University guidelines. Information will be updated here as plans develop and finalize.
Spring 2021
Fully Remote
All classes are online, and most employees work remotely. Departments will gradually re-open their offices on campus starting in April 2021.
Spring 2021
Summer 2021
Re-Opening the Campus
The first undergraduate Summer Session will be completely online. The second undergraduate Summer Session will offer about 15 courses on-campus for face-to-face learning, in addition to online classes.
Summer 2021
Fall 2021
Return to Our Stomping Grounds
Gallaudet is working toward a full re-opening of the campus in accordance with DC Health, CDC and Gallaudet University guidelines. Information will be updated here as plans develop and finalize.
Fall 2021

What remains the same is the truly unique experience of learning and working in an unparalleled bilingual environment. That is found nowhere else in the world.

We are Bison ready.

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All information will be kept confidential.

Campus entry for all employees, students, and visitors

Before you come to campus, you must complete the following:

If you need to get a one-time Campus Access permit for yourself to come on campus for work or school related reasons, or for someone else to come on campus for specific reasons such as contract work, a family pick-up or drop-off, special deliveries, and so forth, you can request an access permit in one of two ways.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) will provide the permits if the requests are approved.

When on campus, please follow these safety guidelines:

If you have experienced one of the following, please do not come on campus:

COVID-19 Testing Information

Essential employees coming to campus and on-campus residents must be tested weekly. The test offered on campus is the saliva-based PCR COVID test by Shield T3.

Dates

Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Family testing on Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location

I. King Jordan Student Academic Center, Sprint Multipurpose Room

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

To schedule an appointment and to receive the results from your test, download the Safer Community smartphone app from the Apple iOS or Google Play store.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

At this time, the COVID-19 vaccine is not yet required. The University, however, strongly encourages all community members to get the vaccine, with the goal of achieving a high level of immunity among students, faculty and staff.

Vaccinations are now available to all employees and all currently-enrolled students who live in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia. Please pre-register at this link to be added to the queue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on campus.

If you have already pre-registered, you do not need to pre-register again. You will be contacted by email if vaccines are available and you meet the eligibility requirements.

If you have been vaccinated outside of Gallaudet, please send copies of your records to coronavirus@gallaudet.edu with a copy to shs.results@gallaudet.edu. Be sure the following information is included and legible: your full name, date of birth, type of vaccine received (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson), the date(s) the vaccine was administered, and, for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, whether you have had one dose or both doses.

Important information for people who have already had their first dose on campus: you will be contacted by email to schedule your second dose when available.

We still strongly encourage you to also register or pre-register with your local government to be vaccinated as soon as you are eligible. Some drugstores, including CVS, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid, and grocery stores, including Giant and Safeway, are beginning to offer the vaccine. We are hopeful that the recent FDA approval of a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will result in a larger, more readily available supply throughout our area.

If you have any questions, please email vaccine.appointments@gallaudet.edu.

Quarantine

The quarantine rules apply to travelers who arrive in Washington, D.C. from abroad or from any of the 50 states other than Maryland and Virginia, as well as to individuals who have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Quarantine is not required for fully vaccinated individuals, within the parameters explained below.

*A person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after completion of a COVID-19 vaccination series (after the second dose of a 2-dose series or after one dose of a single-dose vaccine). The 90 day protection window begins when you are fully vaccinated.

Daily Health Checks

Before you arrive to campus, or daily if you are a campus resident, complete the online Health Self-Assessment via the Service Now app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Financial Aid

The university offers a comprehensive financial aid package to ensure our education is affordable for every student. Gallaudet’s Financial Aid staff is committed to working with you and your family, regardless of your financial situation. For students and families financially impacted by COVID-19, additional financial aid may be provided. For additional information please contact our Financial Aid office at financial.aid@gallaudet.edu.

For Gallaudet Students

Technology Support: Connected Gallaudet – Free iPads Pro and Other Technology

Through a partnership with Apple, to create digital solutions for innovative teaching and learning, Connected Gallaudet will provide every enrolled student with a free iPad Pro, Apple Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil.

Students may also request loaner laptops, wifi routers and webcams through Gallaudet Technology Services.

For Gallaudet Students

Study. Learn. Work. Interact. YOUR WAY.

To fully prepare for online instruction this semester, take the PST90 orientation course. PST90 is a non-credit course that should take you about one to two hours to complete. This training includes a series of short videos and three quizzes with unlimited attempts. You will learn about Blackboard, our learning management system, and Zoom, our video conferencing software. You will also become acquainted with other software to make your online learning fun and interactive.

Let’s get started below!

First, be sure your Gallaudet account is set up. If it is not, go to www.gallaudet.edu/newuser to set it up. Next, go to my.gallaudet.edu and log in. On the right, under Key Links, click on Blackboard.

  1. Click on the Courses tab in Blackboard.
  2. Type PST90 on the search engine in Blackboard.
  3. Click the “star” to make PST90 a favorite, so you do not have to search for this course again.

Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate