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  • Devika and Naman take a break from studying for finals to explore Houston's Chinatown. Catch a glimpse of Houston’s vibrant cultural scene as they whisk you away on a food and adventure tour of Dun Huang Plaza.

  • Houston is a foodie paradise, home to over 10,000 restaurants spanning a variety of budgets, ambiences and cuisines. Here are some Rice favorites.

  • Rice Owls often remark that campus is a bubble. Although our campus is always active and has many events put on for students, the city of Houston has many options too. Throughout the semester, Nimah and Devin have been using their weekends to explore Houston’s bakeries, restaurants, markets, libraries, and more to immerse themselves in the greater Houston community & culture. 

  • The Rice Program Council (RPC) hosts various campus-wide events and gives students the opportunity to explore Houston by offering subsidized or free tickets to local events. Read along to hear about one student's experience at the Houston Ballet's Nutcracker performance as a part of RPC's Passport to Houston program!

  • When you live in a city as diverse as Houston, you'll find cultural experiences and events throughout the year, such as the Mid-Autumn Festival! A couple of Rice students took an excursion out to Asia Society Texas for this fun weekend event.

  • 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. 

  • It's Pride Month, and Rice University is so excited we participated in Houston's first Pride Parade since 2019! Check out some photos of students, alumni, faculty and staff walking in the parade and celebrating the diversity of Rice's LGBTQIA+ community.

  • Learn more about Rice Village with one student's top 5 Rice student places to eat in this nearby shopping and dining district!

  • For students at Rice University, there's no better time to explore than during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo! See what our Owls get up to when they visit this quintessentially Texas event.

  • Student groups come in all shapes and sizes at Rice University, and we wanted to spotlight one type: activities that benefit the community and help spread awareness! Read more about a few ways that Rice Owls advocate for change in the Rice community and beyond.  

  • Grace W., Baker '23, got the chance to go to Zoo Lights, a holiday-themed nighttime event at the Houston Zoo. Read her recap of the experience.

  • Ayla D., Lovett '24 and Julie M., Lovett '25, went to the Bayou City Art Festival and shared some pictures from their Saturday excursion.






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