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Gallaudet announces full return to our stomping grounds this fall
Gallaudet University and Clerc Center will be fully open for on-campus learning this fall 2021.
We know that Deaf students thrive in visually-oriented settings, and that our students need and value an ASL-vibrant environment. Our approach will be to prioritize face-to-face learning for our students, and a healthy and safe campus environment for everyone. To that end, the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for employees and students.
Starting on August 16, Gallaudet University and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center will require all Gallaudet and Clerc Center employees, all new and returning Gallaudet students, and all Clerc Center students 18 years of age and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be admitted to campus. All other community members — including Clerc Center students, ages 12 to 17 — are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated as well. For more information regarding the vaccination requirement, please visit the Return to Campus website.
For Gallaudet University:
Please watch your email for updates, and view the Return to Campus website.
Fall dates at a glance
July 26: JumpStart programs begin for new and emerging signers (in person)
August 16: New Student Orientation begins for undergraduate students (virtual and in person)
August 30: Classes begin
November 22-26: Fall Break
December 13: Classes end
December 15-17: Final examination period
December 25 – January 1: Winter break
For Clerc Center: Please watch your email for announcements from the Chief Academic Officer Marianne Belsky and Chief Administrative Officer Nicole Sutliffe, and view the Return to Campus website.
CREST Fest, a six-week virtual festival, begins on June 14. It celebrates sign language technologies and advance equity and deaf representation in the field. Hosted by Gallaudet’s CREST Network, a National Science Foundation-funded initiative, CREST Fest is free to students, researchers, academics and developers throughout the world.
In June 2020, Gallaudet University officially recognized Juneteenth (June 19) as a permanent holiday for the first time. Since Juneteenth falls on Saturday, all employees will receive paid time off on Friday, June 18. Juneteenth is an annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on...
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people celebrate pride annually in June, to commemorate the Stonewall riots in June 1969. Gallaudet takes pride in its support of the LGBTQ+ community.
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