You're Admitted! Now What?
Move-In and Bison Orientation
Your First Day of School
Your one-stop-shop for enrollment
Get your steps and reps in by visiting campus before school starts. Enjoy a tour, identify your neighborhood hotspots, or mingle with faculty and students who are already on campus.
How do I know what classes to take? Does my coffee pot count as a hot plate? College is new, and you probably have all the burning questions. Fear not: our Admission Counselors are here to answer all of them.
Thousands of Bison are eagerly awaiting your arrival on campus. View the Enrollment Checklist below to ensure you’re ready to join us this fall.
You’ve earned admission to Gallaudet University, and you’re decided on becoming a Bison.
Visit your Admissions Portal to accept your offer of admission by filling out the Intent to Enroll form. It’s as simple as choosing YES on the drop down menu!
A $150 enrollment deposit is required to reserve your spot in the incoming class. This deposit is applied toward your first semester’s bill.
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the semester begins. Even if you think you’re not likely to qualify for need-based aid, it’s still a good idea to apply. This allows the Gallaudet University Financial Aid Office to award you a variety of aid, including scholarships and institutional grants. The FAFSA is also required for Vocational Rehabilitation benefits.
All Gallaudet students have an user account that grants access to student email, Blackboard (where you’ll find your class information and submit homework), and the Bison student portal. Activate your account today to get a head start on your housing application and other enrollment tasks.
Stay in the know by regularly logging in to your personalized Admissions Portal. In the weeks leading up to enrollment, you’ll be asked to share emergency contact information, submit final, official transcripts and provide proof of required immunization.
You’ll also be prompted to complete Business Registration and the other various pre-orientation steps you need to take before you officially become enrolled as a student at Gallaudet.
Orientation is just around the corner! To ensure a smooth transition, make sure you check your Gallaudet email often and stay on top of required tasks, including important pre-enrollment tasks in Bison, checking out the Orientation schedule, uploading your photo for your new Gallaudet ID, and selecting your Apple Device. The sooner you take care of these tasks, the easier your move-in. Need help or have questions? Reach out to your Admissions Counselor!
We offer you the opportunity to upload your own picture for your student ID- and have them pre-printed and ready for pickup when you arrive! Log in to Bison to review photo requirements and upload a picture of yourself.
For August Bison Orientation arrivals, we strongly encourage checking this task off your list to help streamline the process and prevent disruption to your arrival.
International students experience a slightly different enrollment process than first-year domestic students. Your paperwork is a bit different, and you may have a special accommodation request, so we have an entire team dedicated to helping you enroll.
Connect with the International Student and Scholar Services Office today.
Gallaudet is committed to giving every student an inclusive and accessible educational experience. To request academic accommodations, contact the Office for Students with Disabilities. If you need to explore options for housing accommodations, contact the Accessibility Resource Center.
Gallaudet is committed to giving every student an inclusive and accessible educational experience. To request academic accommodations, email the Office for Students with Disabilities at OSWD@gallaudet.edu. If you need to explore options for housing accommodations, contact the Accessibility Resource Center.
General move-in day is August 20. If you’re arriving early for JumpStart: ASL, STAMP Summer Bridge, Athletics, or the Honors Program, you’ll receive info from those program leads and coaches.
Upon your arrival, friendly Bison will guide you through check-in. Pick up a welcome kit, get your student ID, and pick up your Apple device!
Families helping with move-in: the Kellogg Conference Center has everything you need for a comfortable stay at Gallaudet. Best of all–it’s located right on campus!
Residence Life has recommendations for what you need to pack. Live too far to bring everything? A shuttle to our local Target will be available on move-in day in case you need to do some shopping!
Wanna know what to expect during Bison Orientation? View the latest schedule here!
Worried you’re not yet fluent enough in ASL to thrive at Gallaudet? Don’t be! Our JumpStart: ASL program for emerging signers will have you worry-free in no time. This four-week program is as immersive as it is fun!
Are you a STEM aficionado? The School of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public Health (STAMP) hosts a free four-week Summer Bridge Program before Bison Orientation that gives Gallaudet-bound students an introduction to life at GU!
Sign in to your Gallaudet email
Download Navigate to contact your Academic Advisor
Print a class schedule for your dorm wall
Join the campus community at Welcome Home festivities
Discover your Union Market go-to eatery
Make a new friend, take a selfie, and tag @gallaudetu on socials!
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