This schedule is subject to change. Please check periodically for updates. 

As of July 6, 2020:  Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the decision to provide classes online for Fall 2020, many of our programs and operations are shifting to the virtual online space.  

All new undergraduate students are required to participate in New Student Orientation (NSO) events starting online Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 28, 2020.  New students are assigned a Peer Leader who will work with you to ensure you are clear about what you need to do throughout NSO. 

Peer Leaders will be available during all of the virtual NSO programs to answer your questions about NSO and the Gallaudet experience.


*WEEK OF AUGUST 3:  Introductions and Technology Readiness
:  Meet your Peer Leader and Classmates
  • Make sure you are all set with : BlackBoard, Bison, Navigate and Microsoft Teams
  • Participate in Challenge
  • Schedule an appointment with your
  • *WEEK OF AUGUST 10:  Campus Resources and Student Organizations
    • :  Learn about the 5 Schools and their Majors
    • Meet the
    • :  Find out about the various resources on campus and how to access them during Fall 2020
    • Get Involved!  Learn about and engaging with the campus community.
    *WEEK OF AUGUST 17:  Success Matters!
    from the 5 Schools!
  • Understand your
  • Complete your business registration processes with
  • Make sure you make the most of and VR and what you need to do to ensure a smooth financial plan throughout college
  • hosts Trivia Night!  Prizes will be awarded!
  • Events for - Students of Color, LGBTQA+, and other students to connect with peers and campus leaders
  • *WEEK OF AUGUST 24:  Countdown to First Day of Classes!
    • Official University Welcome
    • Virtual Campus Tour & QA Webinar
    • Buff and Blue T-Shirts!
    • Buff & Blue Closing Ceremony: We will also have a raffle for fantastic prizes.  Don't miss out!  Students MUST be in attendance to receive prizes.  You will receive a raffle ticket for your participation in each event.