Skip to content

Visit the Campus

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Explore campus: onsite or virtually

Our tours allow you to familiarize yourself with our vibrant campus, and either onsite or virtually, it is the wonderful way to explore Gallaudet!

A place to be you

the only university in the world committed to fostering a bilingual environment, through signing ecosystem partnerships and its education, delivered in American Sign Language and English.

Unique campus experience

with a mix of historical buildings preserved from the 1800’s, modern architecture designed with DeafSpace principles, and integrated technology to enhance the learning experience!

More than a university,

the campus also houses an elementary, middle and high school for deaf youth, and a national outreach center for deaf education.
Student Ambassadors

Join a Tour

Student Ambassadors lead tours in American Sign Language (ASL) along with voice interpreters. These tours begin at the Maguire Welcome Center. You will learn about Gallaudet, its academic programs, residential and commuter life, and our extensive array of curricular and co-curricular activities.

The best way to learn about Gallaudet is to visit campus

Meet us at the Maguire Welcome Center

Located in the lobby of the Edward Miner Gallaudet Memorial Building (EMG), the Maguire Welcome Center, is s state-of-the-art multimedia enhanced facility that serves as a gateway to our campus.
What makes this place special?

The building has some of the most modern Deaf Space design and accessibility elements built in. Learn more about the renovation project made possible thanks to the generous support of The Maguire Foundation.

Maguire Welcome Center
Yellow wavy pattern background

Tour the Clerc Center

School for the deaf

Laurent Clerc National Outreach Center

Striving to raise standards in deaf education, Clerc Center provides resources, research, materials, conferences and more.
Group of students

Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Deaf high schoolers from all over the United States live and thrive, academically and socially, at MSSD.

Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES)

Deaf youth from Washington, D.C., or neighboring counties of Virginia and Maryland are eligible to attend KDES, which serves preK to 8th grade.

Experience life in D.C.

Explore the nation’s capital

One could spend the day hopping from a historical monument, to a paddle boat on the river in Navy Yards, to lunch in downtown, to a leisurely stroll through a cultural museum, ending the day with a pizza or Michelin-star dinner and shopping or chilling, whatever you like – the D.C. area offers everything one could possibly enjoy.
US Capitol Washington DC
Yellow Arrow

A deaf-friendly city that has something for everyone

Student life is just as important as academics at college. With our campus ideally situated within the city, Bison can choose from a number of attractions to blow off some steam.

Visit a Deaf-owned or ASL friendly business

Upon leaving campus, the bilingual environment doesn’t end there! One may order food, get coffee, do their banking, and get customer support using American Sign Language.
Students walking in DC

Familiarize yourself with
the neighborhoods

There are a number of historic, cultural neighborhoods, and things to do every day around Gallaudet’s campus. Explore the calendar of events to pick the best time to visit, decide where to stay, and select what parts of Washington, D.C. you’d like to experience.

How to Get Here

Whether you are driving, catching a flight, or commuting by train, we will help you get to your destination safely, and quickly.

Yellow Arrow
Washington DC State Representation
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Just under 7 miles, and 13 minutes via car from Gallaudet University. This is the closest airport to downtown Washington DC. Visitors can either take a bus, or a taxi, or a subway from DCA to Union Station or NoMa/Gallaudet U Metro Station.
Washington Dulles International Airport

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Located 26 miles from Washington, DC in Chantilly, Virginia. It is about a 40-minute drive from downtown Washington, DC. There are plenty of shuttles and taxis to transport visitors around the region.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Commonly known as BWI Airport is located south of Baltimore. The MARC and Amtrak train station is nearby offering train service to Union Station in Washington, DC from BWI Airport.

Union Station (Washington Metro)

Union Station (Washington Metro)

is located under the western end of the main Union Station on the Red Line, where visitors can make connections to Amtrak intercity trains, Virginia Railway Express, and MARC commuter rail trains to Maryland, West Virginia, and the suburbs.
GU Shuttle Bus

Shuttle Bus

From the parking lot at Union Station to multiple drop-off points on campus, a daily shuttle runs multiple times. Have a look at the schedule that offers free daily service to Union Station for our guests, students, faculty and staff.
NoMa/Gallaudet Metro Station​

NoMa/Gallaudet Metro Station

NoMa/Gallaudet Metro Station is an elevated platform station on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Metro system. It is in the Red Line network and positioned between Union and Rhode Island Avenue – Brentwood stations. It is just a short, 12-minute walk (0.6 miles) from our campus.
DC Circulator City Bus

City Bus

In addition to the Metro station, the city’s 09/92 bus lines have a stop right in front of the campus’ main entry.

When you get here

How to get around campus?

Access our interactive map to find the building you are looking for and a clear visual pathway around campus.

Where to park

There is plenty of parking available on campus. Some parking areas may be subject to fees depending on the reason for your visit and length of stay. Learn what it costs and how to get a parking pass.
Kellogg Conference Center

Stay With Us

We invite you to join us and experience Gallaudet hospitality to the fullest. From the daily cafe to lodging, to parking, the on-campus Kellogg Conference Center has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Spend the night in our welcoming environment, and make your visit a memorable one.

Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate