Welcome to the hub of connection for our off-campus students! At Commuter Programs, we’re dedicated to creating a strong bridge between commuter students and the heartbeat of campus life. We offer an array of engaging programs, advocacy initiatives, and lively social events.

But we’re more than just a bridge; we’re your companions in navigating the journey beyond Gallaudet’s gates. Our resources are tools tailored to enrich and support your experiences outside our campus walls.

So, whether you’re commuting from nearby DC neighborhoods or further out in Maryland/Virginia, let Commuter Programs be your compass, guiding you to a fulfilling and connected Gallaudet experience outside of the classroom.

Program Goals

  • Address commuter students’ needs directly through tailored programs and services.
  • Offer current information on off-campus housing, transportation, and parking.
  • Keep students informed about campus events, policies, and procedures.
  • Advocate for commuter students and champion their needs effectively.



Campus Operations

Commuter Lounge staff are available to assist you with your issues. Please check out our Resources page and contact us for more information.
Gallaudet University has an off-campus jurisdiction for policy violations that occur off-campus. Metropolitan Police Department may refer an issue to the Department of Public Safety or Office of Student Conduct. The following link provides helpful tips on how to be a good neighbor.
Commuter Lounge offers free lockers for all registered students. Stop by at the Commuter Lounge in ELY B02 to sign up for a locker. Commuter Lounge also offers a kitchen complete with microwaves and refrigerators.
Yes, the Commuter Lounge has a play area for children. Parents or guardians must be present and able to supervise their child or children at all times. They cannot be left unattended.
Commuter Lounge has a bulletin board at Ely B02 that lists available rental spaces. Send your information to us, and we will post it for you.

Contact Us

Commuter Programs

Ely Center B02

8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

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