Department of Housing & Residence Life
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The American Sign Language (ASL) Community is a residential learning community for Deaf students and students committed to improving and/or maintaining their ASL language skills. The community is open to students in the Deaf Studies major, students who use ASL in their everyday lives, and students who affiliate with the Deaf community. Through participation in the ASL Community, students will improve their understanding of the Deaf community through immersion in a Deaf and ASL friendly environment with ASL-only common areas, events, and activities. Community events could include guest speakers from the Deaf Community, tutoring in ASL, community meals, ASL storytelling and performances, poetry nights, and field trips to events highlighting Deaf lifestyle and traditions. This community is a partnership between the Deaf Studies Program and Housing and Residence Life.
*The American Sign Language Community is located in a premium housing rate building. If you are selected to be in this Residential Learning Community you will be placed in Premium Housing.
The community is open to incoming and returning students.
For information on the online housing request process visit: Request Housing
The community will have a Resident Assistant and multiple Liaisons and Role Models. Additionally, there will be support from the Deaf Studies Program and Housing & Residence Life.
All medical accommodation requests are managed through Accessibility & Disability Services.
All rooms are double occupancy with a private bathroom.
The American Sign Language Community was established in Fall 2013 in Barton House.
Additional Housing and Residence Life FAQ's can be found in the link below: