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.
Office of Residence Life and HousingDirector: Susan Hanrahan Contact: Adrienne Campbell Ely Center 132
(202) 250-2988 (videophone)(202) 651-5255 (voice)(202) 651-5757 (fax)
Your first year at Gallaudet will be an exciting one. As you meet students and professors of all different backgrounds, cultures and interests, you’ll learn more about yourself and what you want to do in the world.
Our job is to help connect you with the people and the skills that will help you become part of Gallaudet and achieve your goals.
Our New Student Orientation program introduces you to other students and to everything you need to know about Gallaudet. Plus you’ll enjoy great trips around the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, perhaps to Six Flags amusement park or a Nationals Major League baseball game.
All first-year students live in Benson Hall, where it’s easy to make friends and connect with peer mentors and other support.
All first- year students have a peer mentor, an upperclass student who provides academic support and helps them get involved on campus. The Peer Mentorship program will:
Through our Freshman Foundation courses, you will improve your communication and problem-solving skills and think more about your own identity and college life.
First-year students take four connected Freshman Foundation courses:
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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