Gallaudet University and Student Success are pleased to offer virtual orientation programs to the parents and families of our incoming students.

Gallaudet University recognizes the importance of a family's role in their student's success. We value providing support for students in a multitude of ways, and encourage families to attend the Family Orientation Program (FOP). We understand that sending your student off to college is a significant milestone, and the transition requires adjustment. FOP is here to make that transition as smooth as possible.


  • Parents/Guardians of JumpStart students: Monday, July 19, 2021 - Wednesday, July 21, 2021
  • Parents/Guardians of all other new students: Monday, August 16, 2021 - Wednesday, August 18, 2021

During FOP, families will receive an overview of the campus resources to support your student's overall success at Gallaudet. Families will meet faculty and staff from various departments to answer questions about campus/student safety, residence life, student services, and more. Most importantly, parents and families will have the opportunity to meet one another and connect through a shared experience.

Your participation is strongly encouraged. You will acquire a depth of knowledge and perspective on how to support your student's transition here at Gallaudet.


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