Learn all about Gallaudet University, founded in 1864, the only university for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and DeafBlind students. Explore the history of our campus nestled in the heart of Washington DC!MoreLess
This iconic statue of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Alice Cogswell was sculpted by Daniel Chester French, who also sculpted the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial.
The crown jewel of the historic buildings on campus, Chapel Hall, with its majestic Tower Clock, beams with Bison pride at the front of the campus. The home of the iconic coffin door, this building stands out as the defining landmark on campus.
The Gallaudet National Deaf Life Museum, nestled inside Chapel Hall, documents and exhibits the rich history of the deaf community and the evolution of Gallaudet, along with artifacts from the Gallaudet University Archives on display.
This picturesque residence of the University president and their family, commonly known as House One, mirrors the striking Gothic architecture of other historic buildings on campus.
This small historic house used to monitor entrances through the second entrance on Florida Avenue. The entrance is now closed, and the Gate House now houses the National Deaf Life Museum office.
A knoll of a grassy field in front of Faculty Row, the view from Olmsted Green captures the beautiful architecture of House One, College Hall, and Chapel Hall. Named for Frederick Law Olmsted, this green space pays homage to the landscape architect who designed the campus and the iconic Central Park in New York City.
This historic house is named after Melville Ballard, one of the first graduates of Gallaudet University. This building currently houses the offices for Gallaudet Interpreting Service (GIS).
This historic house on "Faculty Row" is named after Edward Allen Fay, a former professor at Gallaudet and a pioneer in the genealogical study.
A historic house named after James Denison, a deaf teacher and principal for Kendall School, this house is also known as "House Four," situated at the north end of "Faculty Row." Today, the building houses ten students and faculty-in-residence.
This building houses the Transportation Department and Pigmental Studios, an animation and story building company that partnered with Gallaudet to provide courses for students with emerging interests in animation.
This multi-level parking garage is open to the public located at the 6th Street gate near Faculty Row.
The Kellogg Conference Center is a fully operating hotel on campus that houses banquet rooms, an auditorium, and Counseling and Psychological Services offices. This hotel also displays a memorial plaque commemorating the former site of the Kendall Division II School for Negroes, and the victory of the Miller family's case to enroll their Black deaf son in a segregated school, preceding the historic Brown vs. Board of Education case.
Affectionately known as the Ole Jim, the Peikoff Alumni House was originally the campus's first gymnasium and now houses the Office of Alumni Relations. The old basketball court still exists on the second floor and is often used for formal events.
This multimedia facility designed with Deaf Space principles in mind serves as the gateway to Gallaudet University's campus for visitors and prospective students, highlighting the university's extensive offerings and technological advancements.
This Historic High Victorian Gothic building was designed by Frederick Withers and houses the Office of the President and other administrative offices such as the Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
This statue of Edward Miner Gallaudet, the son of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, was sculpted in 1969 by Pietro Lazzari. The statue stands tall in the middle of the Gallaudet Mall and overlooks the hub of the campus.
These wide swaths of grass in the heart of the campus are where students play games, catch some sun, study, and enjoy their natural, picturesque surroundings.
This residence hall is named after Elizabeth Peet, a prominent professor in Gallaudet history, and houses the Gallaudet University Press, Gallaudet Interpreting Services, and Youth Programs.
The Washburn Art Center, named after Cadwallader Washburn, houses the Art Department and the Linda K. Jordan Gallery, which exhibits Deaf artists and student work regularly.
This building integrates Deaf Space principles in its modular labs and open meeting space. The building also houses undergraduate and graduate students in its modern dormitories.