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.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Gallaudet University premiered a new recruitment campaign February 21 in limited markets during the cable television broadcast of the hit ABC Family show, “Switched at Birth,” which features several prominent deaf and hard of hearing characters. The campaign features a 30-second advertisement promoting several upcoming open house opportunities for prospective students to visit the university’s Washington, D.C., campus this spring.
The campaign, entitled “Imagine Yourself Here,” leverages social media as well as broadcast venues. The 30-second advertisement featured on “Switched at Birth” is showcased on the university’s official Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel, as well as Gallaudet University’s television station Channel 11.
“We selected ‘Switched at Birth’ to launch this campaign because the show’s viewership – deaf and hard of hearing teens – is exactly in line with our target market for recruitment,” said Gallaudet University President T. Alan Hurwitz.
The “Imagine Yourself Here” commercial spot was broadcast by select cable companies in eight test markets within the following metropolitan areas: Washington, D.C.; Austin, Tex.; Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis, Ind.; St. Augustine/Jacksonville, Fla.; Rochester, N.Y.; San Francisco/Oakland, Calif.; and Los Angeles, Calif. The “Imagine Yourself Here” recruitment ad features the university’s three primary recruitment messages: academics, community, and Washington, D.C. All of the participants in the advertisement are current Gallaudet students, faculty, or alumni.
Watch “Imagine Yourself Here” on the official Gallaudet University Facebook page, YouTube Channel, or on Twitter @GallaudetU.
Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world.
CONTACT: Kaitlin Luna, Coordinator of Media and Public Relations(202) 448-7106 email@example.com
Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...
Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...
James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...
For any other media inquiry, please contact:
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
Copyright © 2021 Gallaudet University. All rights reserved.
800 Florida Avenue NE Washington, D.C. 20002
Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15