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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Hall Memorial Building (HMB) E253
(202) 250-2606 (videophone) (202) 651-5721 (voice)
Students receive a copy of their class schedule during ESO once the placement tests have been completed.
Students are encouraged to meet with the ELI Coordinator or the Operations Support Specialist if they
have any questions. Below are descriptions of campus-life workshops and activities.
The Academic Technology / Computer Accounts Workshop helps students to set up their computer accounts and
covers the following topics:
The Dorm Policy Workshop explains the following topics for new students living in the dorms.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) Workshop helps new students learn how to protect themselves and
their property. The following topics are covered.
New students learn about the different forms available to fill out in the HMB E252 suite hallway.
The English Language Institute Student Organization (ELISO) Workshop explains the unique and common
characteristics of this student organization for ELI students. The ELISO has equal status with other
student organizations on campus, but there are ELI requirements to follow due to ELI's accreditation
status with Commission of English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).
New students are asked to complete the ESO survey in order to provide their feedback on specific items.
New students take a tour of the Gallaudet University campus and various departments within certain
buildings that are particularly relevant to ELI students.
The Meal Plan Workshop helps on-campus students learn about the meal plans available for the semester or
learn how to get a medical wavier. It also covers the difference between regular meal plan options and
the dining dollars option.
The Office of Student Conduct Workshop helps new students learn how to act respectfully and treat others
with respect. The following topics are covered.
The Sexual Misconduct Workshop goes into explicit detail about what types of sexual behavior are
unacceptable. Topics covered are listed below.
Accompanied by ELI staff, new students will go to the on-campus post office in the Student Academic
Center (SAC) near the Marketplace food court and get their mailbox number. Students will learn how to
open the combination lock on their mailbox.
The ELI encourages new students to interact with each other and with the ELI staff in organized
ice-breakers and other informal events.
New ELI students learn how to get around in the greater DC area with the help of an ELI guide and tour a
museum together. They learn how to ride the Gallaudet University shuttle, use a map of the Washington
Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) subway, and purchase a Smart-trip card or a paper ticket for
a trip on the subway or bus.
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Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15