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Check out this year’s Welcome Home Address in person at Elstad Auditorium or virtually!

The Gallaudet community will celebrate the new academic year with President Roberta J. Cordano’s Welcome Home address, followed by the Bison Fest.

This year’s Welcome Home address will dive into Gallaudet’s goals for the new academic year and will feature a sneak peek at Gallaudet’s latest campaign:


and share why we are all a part of the Gallaudet story. Once the address concludes, in person attendees can enjoy an evening of fun at Bison Fest on the Gallaudet mall and meet peers, faculty, staff and get equipped for the Fall ’22 semester while enjoying games, food, and more!

Be sure to show up and score your limited edition #IamGallaudet t-shirt and make it a wonderful welcome back to Gallaudet.

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Welcome Home Schedule

1:30 p.m. ET | Elstad Auditorium
Elstad Auditorium doors open and swag giveaways

2:00 p.m. ET | Elstad Auditorium
Welcome Home Address by President Cordano

3:30 p.m. ET | Gallaudet Mall
Swag giveaways

4:00-7:00 p.m. ET | Gallaudet Mall
Bison Fest
Bison Fest will have resources, fun activities, food, games where all campus community members will be able to meet and kick off the year right!

Past Welcome Home Addresses by President Cordano