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Residence Life and Housing
Ely Center 132
Residence Life and Housing, a unit of Student Affairs, has the primary responsibility of managing the facilities and programs in our five residence halls, Faculty Row Houses, and the Kendall Apartment Complex.
We provide quality programs and services to assist with the challenging transition to college living. Our office provides monthly dorm events that ease the many issues faced by students. These programs are designed to:
Our office is made up of three major components: Housing Operations, Residence Hall Management and Supervision, and Marketing and Assessment.
The Housing Operations component of our office covers everything related to daily living in the residence hall rooms and on-campus apartments, including the room lottery, roommate changes, and housing assignments.
We have six University residence halls and three Faculty Row Houses. We also offer housing at the Kendall Apartments where units are available for use by families with children. Housing for married couples without children is available in our University residence halls. For both Married Housing and Kendall Apartments, at least one spouse or parent must be a matriculated student at Gallaudet University. For information please visit here.
Residence Hall Management and Supervision covers the daily educational programming aspects of residence hall living and policy enforcement. Our staff work closely with the Department of Public Safety to ensure that our residents have a safe and positive living experience. Please visit Residence Hall Policies to view the Student Handbook online. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page where you will find answers to the most commonly-asked questions.
The Marketing and Assessment component of our office covers the efforts of getting the message out to the community about Residence Life and Housing.
Have more questions or want more information? Contact us or visit us at Ely Center 132.
Director, Residence Life and Housing
Residence Education Coordinator
Housing Operations Manager
Associate Housing Operations Coordinator
Residence Life Manager
Our Housing Operations services covers everything related to the daily living in the residence hall rooms and on-campus apartments. This includes room lotteries, roommate changes, and housing assignments. We believe that a housing assignment entitles the resident the opportunity to be a part of a...
We offer a large selection of housing options at Gallaudet University. These include traditional and non-traditional single to multiple occupancy housing in the residence halls and apartments. We also offer housing options for students with their families including children and for students who are married...
If you do NOT plan to live on campus this fall, please be sure to fill out the Housing Cancellation Form online. Housing Cancellation Forms must be completed before Saturday, August 28, 2021. Students who have not participated in the Room Lottery process or missed...
IMPORTANT NOTE: You/your group must complete the Course Registration online prior to completing the Housing Application Form. The Housing Application Form must be completed before you can complete the Lottery Application Form. An email will be sent to you/your group with information on the Housing...
Requesting Reconsideration of an Exemption Decision If you do not agree with the Housing Operations Manager's decision to deny your exemption request, you need to submit a request for reconsideration via e-mail to the Director of Residence Life and Housing no more than five (5)...
Visitor Housing is not available at this time.
If you are a visitor and do not have a Gallaudet email address but need access to join our Wi-Fi network on campus, follow these steps: Click on BisonNet on the list of available networks or the easiest way is to point your browser to...
Residence Life and Housing offers variable room rates for our residents. Some residence halls/rooms will cost more than others. Please review the rates below to decide which option best suits your needs. Please note, residence halls are subject to availability. The following information illustrate the...
To ease the stress of making your room feel like home away from home, shop online at Dormroom powered by Dormify. Your order(s) can be shipped to you at Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002. The package(s) can be picked up on...
Gallaudet University allows qualified, individually-trained service animals that strictly meet the requirements set forth in Section 1.08 of the Administration and Operations (A&O) Manual. At Gallaudet, we refer "Service Animal" as any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the...
It is often said that approximately 80% of the learning by students during their college years takes place outside of the classroom. Much of this happens during interactions that take place between students in a residence hall. This handbook provides guidelines to make your stay...
Complete your reservation request using the form below. We’ll send you a confirmation email when complete.
If you feel you qualify for an exemption to this policy, please complete this Exemption Form. The Housing Operations Manager will consider each request on a case-by-case basis, and may need supporting documentation to help them reach a decision. Please email any supporting documents you...
We realize that some students circumstances may mean you wish to live off-campus. Our Housing Operations Manager will consider any exemptions to this policy based on the below criteria: If your parents, or legal guardians, live within 50 miles from Gallaudet University’s main campus, you...
All first-year and second-year students are required to live in University residence halls. Gallaudet University believes that students who stay in our residence halls will benefit from the residential living experience as an integral elements of student engagement and educational success. Studies have shown that...
All first-year and second-year undergraduate students are required to live on campus First-year undergraduate students are defined as: Incoming new students (including former English Language Institute students) Incoming new transfers students Second-year undergraduate students are defined as: Students who are in their third and fourth...
(Updated as of March 19, 2018)
If you want to cancel your housing assignment, you must submit a Housing Cancellation Request Form Please note, Cancellation Requests do not take effect until approved by the Housing Operations Manager During fall semesters (for the upcoming spring semesters), Request Forms must be completed by...
All students who reside on campus are required to have a completed and signed Housing Application on file. NEW STUDENTS: You will need to get your Gallaudet e-mail username and password before you are able to view your Self-Service account in bison.gallaudet.edu. To complete your...
We have a number of on-campus apartments available for our students who are either married or have their families with them. Apartments are available in all residence halls for married housing, depending on availability. The apartments are unfurnished and include one bedroom, bathroom, living room,...
A decision was made in your case and you were informed of your rights to appeal the decision(s) shared with you. If you decide to appeal the decision, please click on this link, Residence Life and Housing Appeal Form. To assist you with understanding the...
We are responsible for anything related to housing, housing, and housing! We assign housing based on the following: A completed Housing Application online via bison.gallaudet.edu; Full-time enrollment status at the University but part-time enrollment status will be considered based on availability; and First-come and first-serve....
As a parent of, a relative of, or someone who cares about one of our residents, you can send care packages during special days such as birthdays, final exams, or one of those "just because" moments. Please visit Bon Appetit Treats From Home. If you...
A panoramic view of Benson Hall, Clerc Hall, and Carlin Hall. Our University residence halls are named after prominent figures in the histories of Gallaudet, the deaf community, and the deaf education field. We have five residence halls, the newest one being the Living and...
The following links below will take you to the appropriate University resource that may be a starting point to respond to your issue. Academic Advising Athletics Campus Activities Office for Career Education & Professional Development (Office for Career Success) Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Health...
March 6, 2022
Director, Residence Life and Housing
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