#Campus Life


What if you could get a first-hand
look at life at Rice

  • Meet Catarina Albuquerque, a midfielder on the Rice women’s soccer team! Originally from London, Cat was the first Owl in ten years to record an assist in her first collegiate game. She let us tag along for a day to see what a typical day is like for a student-athlete.

  • Want to know what life as an international student at Rice is like? Hear from current international Owls about how they adjusted to a new country and how Rice helped them adapt to their new home.

  • Take a look at some of our most memorable moments from this past semester in our Fall 2022 recap video. We hope everybody stays safe and warm this winter, and on behalf of our Office of Admission, Happy Holidays!

  • As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contribution to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.

  • The food scene in Houston is simply unmatched. Ranked top 20 Best Campus Food by the Princeton Review, Rice's serveries are tough to beat too. This year, Rice's Housing and Dining department started a new paid internship program where current Rice students have the opportunity to work in their college serveries and serve their very own peers.

  • From family and friends to finally being able to spend time with one another, there's a lot to be thankful for this year. Before our students break for Thanksgiving, we went around campus and asked what they are thankful for.

  • There's millions of ways that Rice students spend their four-day weekend known as Midterm Break, and we got photos from one group's idea of fun: a road trip in Texas to Canyon Lake!

  • Meet Anthony, a student EMS provider and volunteer for REMS, Rice Emergency Medical Services, through some photos he captured (safely) as he made his way through a shift with REMS!

  • We love the experience new students get at O-Week at Rice University, but none of it could happen with the many, many students who come back from their summer early to be O-Week Advisors! We asked a few of them to tell us why they wanted to be an advisor as well as why they absolutely loved the experience. 

  • As you begin to learn more about Rice University's residential college system, you might wonder if all students live there for all four years - the answer is no! While some students think finding off campus housing is intimidating, it's really not, so we asked one recent Rice grad who lived off campus last year to demystify the off campus housing experience for us. 

  • We not only celebrate, but actively seek out broad diversity across our student body as a central and meaningful part of the student experience at Rice University, which includes support for making the transition to campus. Check out these resources we've compiled for Black students coming to Rice.

  • Thinking about coming to Rice, but worried you don't know what to expect? Take some advice from current Owls on what is great about Rice University, and why they loved their choice coming here.






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