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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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Gallaudet University is here for you.
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.
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.
All information will be kept confidential.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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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.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Family testing on Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Gallaudet Students
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.
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.
Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15