Summer Housing


The Office of Residence Life and Housing is pleased to provide housing to students taking undergraduate, graduate, or English Language Institute (ELI) courses at the University during the summer. If you want to live on campus for the summer as a summer school student, this place is for you.

Students who are taking professional studies (PST) courses or participating in a summer program should navigate to Center for Continuing & Online Education for more information on housing options.


Students who are not graduating or participating in the Commencement festivities, but wish to stay during commencement week, must pay room charges up-front in cash, money order, or with a credit/debit card. We cannot bill the room charges to the students' accounts. Students may be re-assigned to a different residence hall/room during commencement week.


Summer room rates for registered Gallaudet undergraduate, graduate, and ELI students are $35.00 per night or $240.00 per week.  NOTE: Summer Meal Plans are required for registered students staying on campus.  See the Summer Meal Plan section below for more information.

Summer room rates for non-registered Gallaudet undergraduate, graduate, and ELI students staying for internship/employment are $20.00 per night or $140.00 per week.

Non-Gallaudet Interns' room rates are $40 per night or $280 per week.

We reserve the right to relocate residents to another residence hall/room as needed. Daily rate charges will still apply if you are not physically in your room, but left your things behind.


REGISTERED SUMMER STUDENTS: Room charges for summer school period will be billed to the student's account only if the student is a registered student for the summer term.

NON-REGISTERED SUMMER STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS: Any room charges for undergraduate, graduate, and ELI students and Interns who are staying through the summer but are not registered for the summer term must be paid up-front with a payment plan. We cannot bill the room charges to your student account. Failure to make payments up-front will result in a lock change at your expense and daily rate charges will still apply. If you need to change the dates of your arrival or departure, approvals must be received by the Housing Operations Manager at a minimum of one week in advance.


Cash, money order, or credit/debit cards are accepted. No personal checks.

Failure to make payments will result in a negative service indicator in the non-registered Gallaudet student's Bison account, preventing you from completing your business registration for the next term you wish to register for.


Registered students staying on campus for the summer are required to select a Summer Meal Plan. Summer Meal Plan expenses are separate from the room charges.  Please visit the Summer 2019 Meal Plan page for more information.


All students will be assigned in residence hall rooms based on program needs.


Students are to bring their own linens, towels, and toiletries. We encourage you to bring washcloths and additional towels.

You can also visit the Student Linens Page for your linen needs.


CHECK-INS begin at 2:00 pm on the day prior to the start of your courses. The residence hall staff member on-duty will give you your room assignment and key. Your existing Gallaudet Identification Card will be used to access your residence hall.

LOST OR STOLEN KEYS should be reported to the residence hall office immediately. There is a fee of $50.00 for lost or stolen keys.

CHECK-OUTS are by 10:00 am on the day following the end of your courses. Prior to your departure, you are responsible for clearing your room and emptying all trash. Turn in your room key to the residence hall office where you are staying.


More details of the housing contract and terms of occupancy is shared here. Please be sure to review the policies and comply with them. Failure to comply may result in revoking your stay on campus.


University and residence hall policies can be found here. Please be sure to review the policies and comply with them. Failure to comply may result in revoking your stay on campus.


You can complete the Summer Housing Application Form online.  When you submit your application, a copy will be sent to you via e-mail. 


If you have questions, feel free to send an e-mail to