July 30, 2020

Dear students:

This message explains how we will assign on-campus housing for the coming year. Due to COVID-19, and to ensure students' health and safety, we are only accepting a limited number of applicants for on-campus housing. To be considered, you must submit a special COVID-19 housing application formBe sure to log in the application form via Chrome using your Gallaudet email credentials.

This form will be reviewed by a committee following strict criteria. The criteria are as follows:

  1. Students requiring special accommodations
  2. Students with in-person D.C. area Internships
  3. Other extenuating circumstances

Although the university normally requires first and second-year undergraduate students to live on campus, this policy is on hold.

If your application is approved, you will be contacted by a Student Health Ambassador or Coordinator of Residence Education to schedule a one-on-one meeting to review the specific requirements and guidelines you must follow. These requirements and guidelines are set by the university and the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

Residence hall check-in will take place Wednesday, August 26 through Friday, August 28, following a strict time schedule.

Again, to be considered, you must submit a special COVID-19 housing application form. Please allow five business days for your application to be processed.

For any questions or concerns related to the COVID-19 housing application form, you may email residence.life@gallaudet.edu.

We look forward to working with those who are interested in applying as we deal with COVID-19.

Be safe and healthy. Thank you.


Usherla DeBerry, Housing Operations Manager

Kaitlyn Aaron-Lozano, Graduate School Association President