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We Are Better Together: Welcome Back to Our Community Here On Campus.

University Welcome Home Events

August 30th to September 6th daily*

We are fully committed to returning to campus for the 2021-2022 academic year and moving forward safely by following public health guidance.

Together, we create our home here at Gallaudet, which is why we truly are Better Together. As we welcome back the community, we will use our newfound knowledge from navigate this challenging year together to become the best community for all. We are united through all our unique identities and experiences and we welcome anyone with an open heart to experience ASL vibrancy and deaf culture, which provides valuable linguistic and social connections and uplifts our well-being, education, and workplace experience.

Through Better Together, we aspire toward unity among our valued people at Gallaudet University. We look forward to welcoming back all students, faculty, and staff during our Welcome Home events!

Full of excitement and fun giveaways for the Gallaudet community, mark these dates on your calendar for Gallaudet University’s campus-wide Welcome Home events! You especially won’t want to miss President Cordano’s annual spirited Welcome Home Address!

LIVE on campus and Streamed LIVE | September 1, 2021 12:30 PM ET

*Activities hosted by various campus organizations

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Welcome Home Schedule

Noon – 2:00 p.m. ET
Welcome Home Stations | Outside of LLRH6


Remembrance Vigil Presentation| Field House

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Vigil Banner Signing| SAC MPR

Bison Walk to Elstad Auditorium | Benson Hall Circle

12:30 p.m. ET 
President Cordano’s Welcome Home Address and #BetterTogether Activity 
LIVE on campus and Streamed LIVE 

CAPS Cab Service: 
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be providing campus taxi service for a limited time on Wednesday to students on a first come, first serve basis, called… CAPS CAB! Riders will answer a variety of questions on the way to their destination and be rewarded with prizes and have the opportunity to be featured in a video shared with the community!*
*CAPS CAB rides will be fully filmed.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET 
Center for Black Deaf Studies Welcome Reception | GUKCC Ballroom and Patio

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET
Student Leadership Organizational Fair | Outside of LLRH6

11:00 a.m. – Noon ET
Marketplace Grand Opening! | SAC – Market Place

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET
Evening social | ELY Patio Place

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

Campus Appreciation Meals: Various areas on campus for all students, faculty, and staff | Outside of LLRH6

Please contact for Halal/Kosher boxes. Vegan/GF options available

9:00 p.m. ET

Movie Night – Cruella | Turf

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

Student Water Activities | Outside of LLRH6

9:00 p.m. ET

Movie Night – Cruella | Gallaudet Mall

Nationals Baseball Game (limited tickets available
Please contact

Let’s make tomorrow better by reconnecting on campus!

Each tomorrow becomes better with an united campus community!

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Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate