Welcome to Gallaudet!

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 of hearing students, Gallaudet attracts students and visitors from throughout the United States and around the world.

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.

Guided Campus Tours

Guided campus tours are offered Monday through Friday at 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 1:15 p.m. Tours begin at the Maguire Welcome Center, located in the lobby of the Edward Miner Gallaudet Memorial Building (EMG). Each tour lasts approximately one hour. Tours are conducted by Student Ambassadors in American Sign Language (ASL), and voice interpreters are provided 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.

Click on the Schedule a Visit button below to set up your campus tour. NOTE: If you are not a prospective student, or part of a group of prospective students, when you see the "What type of visitor are you scheduling for?" box, select Group.

Guided House One Tours

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 lobby of the Edward Miner Gallaudet Memorial Building (EMG). Click on the House One Tours button below to set up your tour.

Self-guided Tours

Visitors may opt to walk around campus on their own. A self-guided campus tour pamphlet is available in the Maguire Welcome Center. Alternately, you can check out an Apple iPad with a virtual tour.

Virtual Tour

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.