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.
EMG Memorial Building (EMG)First Floor
(202) 250-2474 (videophone)(202) 651-5050 (voice)E-mail
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.
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:
*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!
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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