Opening of University Residence Halls

ALL RESIDENCE HALLS WILL OPEN ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019 at 8:00AM

Students who are planning to return to the residence halls in August will be required to check in with the residence hall staff.

Students who need to arrive before the dates as shown below, must be approved by the Office of Residence Life and Housing in advance by completing the Early Arrival Form online and submitting your payment upfront.

  • Jumpstart Students: Sunday, July 21
  • Football: Monday, August 12
  • ESO (ELI): Tuesday, August 13
  • Men's Soccer: Friday, August 16
  • Women's Soccer: Friday, August 16
  • Women's Volleyball: Friday, August 16
  • Orientation for OSWD Students: Sunday, August 18
  • International Students: Sunday, August 18
  • Honors Retreat: Monday, August 19
  • New Student Orientation: Tuesday, August 20
  • Graduate Student Orientation: Tuesday, August 20
  • Co-ed Cross Country: Wednesday, August 21
  • Returning Students: Saturday, August 24 (after 8:00am)

Early Arrivals will result in a $35.00 per night housing charge, paid upfront via cash at Residence Life Office in Ely 132 or credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) online via e-mail.

Please be advised that it is your responsibility to clear any outstanding debts with the Student Financial Services and our office prior to your arrival.

Questions? Please send an e-mail to residence.life@gallaudet.edu.

NEW ELI STUDENTS: You can arrive as early as Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at no charge. If you need to arrive before this date, please complete the Early Arrival Form (available online only) and submit your payment upfront. 

NEW STUDENTS ATTENDING GSO/NSO: You can arrive as early as Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at no charge. If you need to arrive before this date, please complete the Early Arrival Form (available online only) and submit your payment upfront. 

CURRENT AND RE-ADMITTED STUDENTS: Students who need to arrive BEFORE Saturday, August 24, 2019, for various reasons, must be approved in advance by the Office of Residence Life and Housing by completing the Early Arrival Form (available online only) and submitting your payment upfront. You do not need to come to our office as you can complete the request online.

No one will be granted permission to arrive earlier than Saturday, August 24, 2019, without the approval of Office of Residence Life and Housing.

Questions? Please send an e-mail to residence.life@gallaudet.edu.