A student ambassador conducting a campus tour for a group of prospects.Thousands of prospective students, parents, professionals, school groups, American Sign Language classes, and others visit Gallaudet University every year.

As the world's only university designed for deaf and hard hearing students, Gallaudet attracts students and visitors from throughout the United States and worldwide.

Visiting our beautiful campus, also known as Kendall Green, is the best way to learn about our exceptional academic programs and to see how we blend history and innovation.

Campus Tours

We are excited to reopen in-person tours in a limited capacity for prospective students and their families this summer! We welcome you to Gallaudet University to see for yourself what life is like on campus. An admissions counselor will also be available to meet with you during your visit.

We will open tours to ASL classes and other visitors this fall. An announcement will be made at a later time.

All visitors must comply with University safety protocols, including:

  • Answering the Welcome Center pre-arrival questions to determine whether quarantine is required before issuing you a campus access permit. At this time, you do not need to quarantine if you are fully vaccinated*. Unvaccinated visitors must complete a 10 day quarantine before visiting campus.
  • Completing a health self-assessment just before arrival to campus. You will show this to the security officer at the gate, along with your campus access permit.
  • Wearing a mask and social distancing while on campus.

*Fully vaccinated means you have completed your single-dose or multiple-dose vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival.

Guided campus tours are offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., and 3 p.m. Tours begin at the Maguire Welcome Center, located in the Edward Miner Gallaudet Memorial Building (EMG). Each tour lasts approximately one hour. Student Ambassadors conduct tours in American Sign Language (ASL) and voice interpreters for visitors who do not sign. Your Student Ambassador will provide you with general information about Gallaudet and its academic programs, residential and commuter life, and extensive curricular and co-curricular activities.

Schedule a tour now!

Gallaudet University Virtual Campus Tour

Launch Experience

House One Tours

These tours are on hold for now.

The Edward Miner Gallaudet Residence ("House One'') is a 35-room Victorian Gothic mansion. It was built in 1869 for Edward Miner Gallaudet, the university's founder, and first president. Gallaudet's successors and their families have all lived in this home. Tours are available from October to December and February to May, on the first Friday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Meet at the Maguire Welcome Center, located in the Edward Miner Gallaudet Memorial Building (EMG).

Self-guided Tours

Visitors may opt to walk around campus on their own. A walking tour pamphlet is available in the Maguire Welcome Center. Alternatively, you can view our virtual tour on any electronic device.

To request tours of  Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) or the  Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD), please e-mail  visitors.clerccenter@gallaudet.edu.