We are better together


Welcome to Gallaudet University, the world's only bilingual University for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled students and more in the world...

Welcome Home Week

Welcome Home week is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted (or reacquainted) with Gallaudet. Participate in outdoor activities, open house events, social gatherings, giveaways, and a Presidential address guaranteed to get you in the Bison spirit!

Jumpstart: ASL Program

Get a JumpStart on the immersive American Sign Language (ASL) and English experience you’ll encounter at Gallaudet before the start of your first semester. This four-week program is packed with Deaf Culture, ASL, and alike peers to get you comfortable and confident as a new signer.

Orientation Programs

Orientation programs are designed to welcome students and families to Gallaudet University. These programs detail a variety of changes students can expect as they transition into campus life and provide an overview of campus resources to support students’ success.

Plan a Visit

The best way to learn about our campus is to visit it yourself. You can take a tour of our campus in person or virtually from the comfort of your own home. You’ll be amazed by the blend of modern DeafSpace facilities right alongside historical buildings from the 1800s.

Thousands of prospective students, parents, professionals, school groups, American Sign Language classes, and others visit Gallaudet University every year.

As the world’s only university designed for deaf and hard hearing students, Gallaudet attracts students and visitors from throughout the United States and worldwide.

Visiting our beautiful campus, also known as Kendall Green, is the best way to learn about our exceptional academic programs and to see how we blend history and innovation.

Gallaudet University Virtual Campus Tour

To request tours of  Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) or the  Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD), please contact us here.