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.
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I. King Jordan Student Academic Center (JSAC), Room 1242
(202) 250-2612 (videophone)(202) 448-7065 (voice)(202) 651-5887 (fax)
Eligible OSWD students may request special housing or dormitory accommodations. Such accommodations may include:
Like all accommodations, special-housing requests must be based on the student's documented disability, and be suggested and supported in the medical documentation. This includes detailing how special housing should benefit the student and the expected outcome.
Please note: OSWD cannot be responsible for providing Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) for students. It is the student's responsibility to make all necessary arrangements for hiring and maintaining PCA services, and providing for dormitory housing. Please contact Residence Living regarding policies and procedures for PCAs in the dormitories.
Residence Life will do their best to accommodate students who have requested and are approved for special housing; however, space is limited. There may be a brief waiting period before the request is fulfilled.Medical, psychological, and/or psycho-educational documentation will be needed to establish the need for residential accommodations. For more information, please contact OSWD.
Students with disabilities who believe the University meal program is unable to meet their dietary needs can apply for a meal waiver. An application form for meal waivers can be obtained from the office of the Executive Director of Business and Support Services located in College Hall #316. The procedure for obtaining a meal waiver is attached to the application form.
For students who already have a meal plan, however, due to special dietary needs, the student may need access to a kitchen. In cases like this, requests for kitchen access should be made to the Director of Residence Life and Housing for consideration.
Kitchens are located in Carlin Hall; students who have been granted use of a kitchen are not required to reside in Carlin Hall.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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