Areas of Study

Basic Needs and Security


Residence Life and Housing offers graduate students on-campus living on the top three floors of Carlin Hall. Learn more about daily living in residence halls, room rates, on-campus apartments (married housing and family housing), and other housing-related information.

Residence Life and Housing
Ely Center 132

Educational Financing

There are two financial offices on campus: Student Financial Services (SFS) and Financial Aid Office (FAO).

The SFS office handles billing, and will apply charges to your account for tuition, fees, bookstore vouchers, health insurance, and other expenses.

The Financial Aid office is responsible for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and can provide information on federal work study, scholarships, grants, and loans. When the Financial Aid office disburses financial aid, the SFS office will apply those funds to your account, and issue a refund check if necessary. The Financial Aid office may be able to help graduate students obtain VR support.

SFS handles the VR authorizations and apples the funds to your account.
Learn more

Student Financial Services
College Hall, B04

Financial Aid
Temporary Office Location: Ely 2nd floor

Dining Services and Food Security

Gallaudet food services offers various on-campus dining options: Plaza Dining Hall, The Marketplace, Rathskeller, Bistro, and Starbucks. Meal plan options include a combination of meal blocks and dining dollars. While students who live on-campus are required to select a meal plan each semester, students who live off campus may prefer dining dollars, which work like cash and do not expire. The Plaza Dining Hall, Marketplace, and Rathskeller accept meals blocks and dining dollars, whereas the Bistro and Starbucks only accept dining dollars.

Dining Services

Food Security

The Gallaudet University Food Bank provides supplemental food, as well as limited clothing, toiletries, and school supplies for students in need. Students who are interested in utilizing services can contact the Health and Wellness Programs by stopping by Ely 103 or emailing

Transportation and Parking

Gallaudet transportation services provides a free shuttle bus that brings students and passengers to and from Union Station, MSSD, KDES, Benson Circle, and the Kellogg Conference Hotel. Please refer to the University shuttle schedule for your convenience. Students who will be parking on campus are required to obtain a permit at DPS on the ground floor of Carlin Hall. Please refer to the parking permit fees as prices vary between semesters.

Shuttle Bus Services
Appleby Building

Parking and ID Desk

Academic Services

Registration and Academic Progress

The Registrar’s Office maintains academic records from the first student contact to graduation from the University, handling registration, course grades, transcripts, and diplomas. The Office is also responsible for processing transfer credits and student leave of absence or withdrawal paperwork. It also provides certification and enrollment verification (e.g for Veterans Affairs, or VA) and handles registration for Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area courses.

Registrar’s Office
Chapel Hall 101

Instructions for how to add or drop a class are available here.

University Library

The Gallaudet Library offers research support, library instruction, interlibrary loan services, and study spaces to support the academic success of graduate students. Gallaudet students also have access to the library holdings of eight local universities through the Washington Research Library Consortium.


Health and Wellness

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides high quality assessment, counseling and psychiatric services, outreach and training, as well as crisis intervention and prevention programs. Services are provided by staff and trainees who use American Sign Language and other modes of communication used by deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing individuals.

Kellogg Conference Hotel 3202

Learn more here.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services provides medical and nursing services to keep our student population healthy. Walk-in visits and appointments for assessment and treatment of common illnesses and injuries are available during business hours Monday through Friday. Student Health Services will also work with each student’s primary health care provider.

Health Services
Peter J. Fine Health Center

Audiological Services

The Hearing and Speech Center offers audiological, hearing aid, and cochlear implant services in addition to aural rehabilitation to the Gallaudet community. Audiology walk-in services are also available for hearing checks, earmolds, hearing aid troubleshooting, and more.

Hearing and Speech Center
Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) 2200

Athletics, Fitness, and Recreation

If you are interested in playing recreational sports in your free time, Gallaudet Intramurals offers social sports leagues and tournaments, like kickball, badminton and pickleball, flag football, ultimate frisbee, and open gym hours. The Athletics Department maintains cardio and weight-lifting rooms that are free for full-time students and have staff who can develop personalized fitness and nutrition plans for you. The Physical Education and Recreation Department maintains the pool, dance studio, racquetball courts, and rock-climbing gym and offers group workouts and swim classes.

Intramural Sports office
Field House #G05

Weight Room & Fitness Complex (schedule)

Physical Education and Recreation

Health and Wellness Programs

The Health and Wellness Programs (HWP) Office seeks to enhance the well-being of Gallaudet University students by empowering them to make informed health and lifestyle choices in accordance with their own values and belief systems. By supporting students on behavior and lifestyle change via the dimensions of wellness-physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental-HWP helps students become more successful members of the academic community.

Health and Wellness Programs
Ely Center 103

Other Campus Services

University Ombuds

The Ombuds Office provides informal, impartial conflict resolution and problem-solving services to all members of the campus community, including students and their families, faculty, staff, alumni, and others. The Ombuds Office is a strictly confidential resource where you will work collaboratively to address real problems and identify creative solutions.

Ely Center 113

Student Organizations and Campus Activities

Get involved with over 30 student organizations including the Graduate Student Association (GSA). Graduate students are welcome to participate in campus activities and make use of social spaces like the game room and Ely patio. The commuter lounge is open for all commuter students to rest, watch TV, and study, with a small kitchenette, computer lab, lockers, and a playroom for children.

Campus Activities
I King Jordan Student Academic Center (JSAC) 1000

Office of Campus Ministries

Gallaudet University recognizes the importance of a diversity of religious faiths on the overall spiritual development and educational experience of students. The Office of Campus Ministries (OCM), a unit of Student Affairs, exists to serve and minister to the entire Gallaudet University community.

Ely Center
First floor, rooms 114 – 119

Interpreting Services

Gallaudet Interpreting Services (GIS) provides American Sign Language/English interpreting, Captioning (e.g. CART), and Deaf-Blind interpreting services, including tactile interpreting, close vision interpreting, and Pro-Tactile services. GIS’s experienced and nationally-certified interpreters provide thousands of hours of interpreting services each year to the Gallaudet community and beyond.

Interpreting Services
Peet Hall 584

Technology Services

Gallaudet Technology Services (GTS) provides essential resources, end-user training, and support for academic success and administrative uses of technology at Gallaudet University and the Clerc Center. GTS units providing direct support to students include the IT Service Desk, media and classroom support, and eLearning. A catalog of all products and services provided and supported by GTS can be found at Gallaudet’s IT Service Desk.

Information about the student technology fee is available in English here and in ASL here. Additionally, the current Student Technology Kit Agreement is available here.

Gallaudet Technology Services
IT Service Desk
Hall Memorial Building (HMB) W-121
Student Academic Center (JSAC) 1100

Want to schedule an in-person visit?

Send an email to or stop by Fowler Hall, room 203.

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Graduate Student Resource Center

Fowler Hall 203

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