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Dec 9, 2022
Gallaudet University’s annual Homecoming event for the campus community and alumni to celebrate Gallaudet’s past, present, and future students, athletes, and alumni.
Homecoming this year will take place on October 20-22, 2022, and will be the first in-person Homecoming since October 2019. Save the date!
Thursday, October 20
The Alumni Emeriti Induction Ceremony is a distinguished graduation-like ceremony to honor the fiftieth anniversary of each Gallaudet University class. This ceremony recognizes alumni for their 50 or more years of loyalty, service, and support to Gallaudet University.
Similar to the TV show “Shark Tank,” Alumni BisonTank will feature seven alumni business owners competing for cash prizes to elevate their business to the next level! They will deliver a three-minute business pitch to a group of judges. The competition will be hybrid, which means it will take place in person and virtually!
Before the 6 p.m. live streamed competition, come and join a business networking event from 4:00 to 5:45 p.m. and enjoy free food and drinks. Join us for an exciting night showcasing our stellar group of Gallaudet alumni entrepreneurs!
Joining in person?
Watching remotely via Zoom?
Friday, October 21
This is a great opportunity for our alumni to visit various spaces and exhibitions on campus to learn about new things Gallaudet has established in recent years including the Center for Black Deaf Studies, National Deaf Life Museum, Motion Light Lab, Esports Lounge, and more!
We are going back in time! Representatives from the Classes of 1972 and 1997, and members of the current Student Body Government cabinet will take part in a panel comparing and contrasting the different eras of Gallaudet such as campus culture, technology, trends, and more!
This presentation by Carey Ballard, ’19, and Pamela Wright, ’98, will share parts of their story and move the work of two brilliant Deaf scholars to the forefront, where Stokoe himself always wanted Casterline and Croneberg to be.
Ready to unleash your Buff and Blue spirit?! Join us at the Field House or from your home virtually to witness Gallaudet students, alumni, faculty, and staff showcase our Bison spirit with cheer routines, class competitions, our famous Bison Song, and more!
After the Pep Rally, make your way over to Olmsted Green to enjoy the Alumni Bash at the white tent. Enjoy bass-shaking music from DJ Kazeem (Kazeem Babatunde, ’09), have your photos taken by Jeevan Portraits (Neha Balachandran, ’19 & G-’21), grab a drink from the cash bar, and have fun with your friends!
Saturday, October 22
Gallaudet takes pride in honoring the legacy, courage, and vision of Louise B. Miller. Her actions in the lawsuit, Miller v. D.C. Board of Education, trail-blazed a path for educational justice and set the precedent for Brown v. Board of Education. Learn more at this presentation given by Center of Black Deaf Studies manager, Evon Black, ’87 & G-’96.
We are bringing back the tailgate this year! Spend some time at our beer garden before and during the football game. Beer will be served for people who are age 21 and older only. Do not forget your ID!
Watch our alumni celebrating their milestone class reunions this year walk the annual Homecoming lap around the Thomas O. Berg, ’44 & H-’97 track. The classes celebrating their reunions span from Class of 1957 through Class of 2017.
The Gallaudet Bison football team is set to take on SUNY Maritime College at 1 p.m. ET at Hotchkiss field. Be sure to bring your Bison pride to root for our football team! Please note that the Homecoming game will be livestreamed. Stay tuned for the game’s livestream link.
Gallaudet alumni of color from various years and generations will have the opportunity to meet, socialize, and connect with each other. This event is for those who identify as BIPOC only, please respect their space.
Gallaudet LGBTQ+ alumni from various years and generations will have the opportunity to meet, socialize, and connect with each other. This event is for those who identify as LGBTQ+ only, please respect their space.
Class Reunion Photo Schedule
The general admission rate for the event is $12.00, with a wristband issued at the gate in lieu of a ticket. Admission will open at 11:00 a.m.
Kids 12 and under can come in for free, along with Gallaudet and MSSD students.
We are excited to host our longstanding annual tradition in person after two years! Most of our Homecoming events will be in person on campus. We will live stream three events for our alumni and friends to view afar: Alumni BisonTank, pep rally and the football game. Be on the lookout for more details!
There are several ways you can get to our campus!
There is a metro stop nearby, NoMA/Florida Avenue station, which is a walking distance from our main entrance on Florida Avenue. To learn more about the metro system in Washington, DC, go to www.wmata.com.
Gallaudet provides a shuttle bus service from Union Station and to the campus. Union Station serves as a big hub for our metro system and also is an Amtrak train station stop. To learn more about the shuttle bus service and its schedule: Continuous Shuttle Schedule
The nearest airport to the campus is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Other large airports serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area are Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) and Dulles International Airport (IAD).
We have reserved a block of rooms at two hotels for your convenience. This is on a first come, first served basis.
Hilton Garden and Inn1225 First Street, NEWashington, DC 20002
Marriott Courtyard1325 2nd Street, NEWashington, DC 20002
To stay updated and informed about the university’s protocols, please check the current policy
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