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 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.

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.

NOTE: Due to the pandemic, campus tours are not being offered at this time. However, we have driving passes available for families and visitors who want to tour the campus from inside their vehicles. If interested, please contact Roberta Gage at welcome.center@gallaudet.edu for a pass.

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).

Self-guided Tours

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

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.