Dear Future Rice Owls


Number one piece of advice is to attend all the events! You will meet so many people and even if you don't become best friends with all of them, you will find definitely find people similar to you. Don't be too focused on only academics and enjoy the college experience!

Camellia A., Lovett '24

A group of male and female Rice students pose smiling for a picture at Owl Days 2022.
Current Rice Owls are on deck to help our newest Owls learn more about what makes Rice so special.

Here at Rice, you are not bound to a certain major or school of study even if you applied that way! When looking at courses and topics to explore, choose things that you think sound genuinely interesting and don't worry about fulfilling a certain major or minor requirement right away. Interests can change at any point, so the first couple of semesters can absolutely be for exploration.

Megan L., Brown '24

A picture taken from behind a bean bag toss board, with a female admitted student tossing a bean bag towards the board and the camera.
A picture of a female admitted student taking a picture with Rice's mascot, Sammy the Owl.

Don't be afraid to try new things! College and specifically Rice is all about stepping out of your comfort zone. Seek discomfort and diversify your experience. You'll never truly know what you like until you try it.

Naman D., McMurtry '24

College can be equally overwhelming and joyful, but it truly does pass by so fast. It is absolutely mind-blowing to me that I’m almost halfway done. Try and be present in whatever you’re doing to make the most out of it!

Devika J., Martel '24

A picture of the two Marketing and Communication Interns, Naman and Devika, talking to admitted students at the Major Mixer on the second Owl Day.
Interns Devika and Naman talk courses, culture and campus with local prospies from St. Agnes Academy.

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