The historic campus of Gallaudet University, the world’s only university dedicated to deaf and hard-of-hearing students, will be our home for the duration of the Institute. You may download a map of the campus here, or view an interactive online map here.
Campus housing will be available to participants at the reasonable rate of $50 per person, per night (plus a one-time linen fee charge of $15). Our group has been assigned to Carlin Hall. All dorm rooms are single occupancy, furnished, suite style, with a shared bathroom and kitchen. The room diagram of a typical room in Carlin Hall can be viewed here.
Gallaudet University is fully committed to accessibility and will accommodate visitors with disabilities (wheelchair, blind, deaf-blind, service animals, etc).
Campus housing includes complimentary access to the fitness complex.
The Kellogg Conference Hotel, located on the Gallaudet campus, is another (but much more expensive) option.
Participants may also, of course, opt to seek individual or shared housing off campus. In addition to Craigslist and Airbnb, here is a list of resources you may use to find a short-term home near Gallaudet (20002 zip code) for the summer:
- Gallaudet University’s Off-campus Housing Facebook
- Zillow – Rentals in 20002
- Rent.com — Temp Rentals in 20002
- RentCafe.com — Temp Rentals in 20002
- ApartmentGuide — Luxury Apartments
- ForRentUniversity — Rentals Organized by Campus Location
- Zumper — Temp Rentals in 20002
- Hotpads — Temp Rentals 20002
- WalkScore — Great way to find a home according to transportation needs
Be cautious of scams. For more information, please review the following links:
- New rental scam: Scammers let you go inside homes they don’t own
- This Is A Craigslist Rental Scam
- 8 Red Flags to Help You Spot a Rental Scam
In addition, this list of resources compiled by the Commuter Program at Gallaudet University may be useful.
Affordable dining options on campus abound and cater to all dietary preferences. In addition, the famed Union Market is just around the corner and there are dozens of restaurants on nearby H Street.
High-speed internet access will be provided free of charge to all participants.
Campus parking is plentiful and cheap ($3 per day, $5 per week, $20 for the summer). You will need to obtain a temporary parking permit from the Department of Public Safety.
Washington, D.C.’s Metro is one of the busiest public transportation systems in the country. Its expansive network of tunnels and above ground tracks connects all four quadrants of D.C. with suburban Virginia and Maryland. Download the WMATA app or find directions on their user-friendly website: https://www.wmata.com
Gallaudet University is served by the NOMA/Gallaudet/M St NE metro station, as well as several city buses: 90 & 92, x3, d4, d8.
Download Moovit and view detailed routes on a map, see bus and train schedules, arrival times, and service alerts so you know exactly how to get to and from Gallaudet University.
Take advantage of Gallaudet’s Shuttle Bus, which runs the entire summer. Look out for a free ride to Union Station from these pick-up stops:
- MSSD Circle (Model Secondary School for the Deaf)
- KDES Circle (Kendall Demonstration Elementary School)
- Benson Circle
- GUKCH (Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Hotel)
- Union Station Metro station
Lyft, Uber, and Via all operate in D.C. When ordering a ride make sure you enter the building name where you’re closest too. Most drivers are familiar with pick-ups at Benson Hall, Kellogg Hotel, and the Field House.
Looking for an environmental ride? Use Capital Bikeshare bikes located by the Florida Avenue gate.
Last updated on April 21, 2018.