#Residential Colleges


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  • Welcome to Valentine's Day at Rice University's residential colleges! In this blog post, we'll explore the unique traditions shared by our dedicated adult core teams (A-Teams) at our residential colleges. Join us in exploring the diverse ways in which the adult core teams infuse the spirit of Valentine's Day into the fabric of student life through culinary creativity, seasonal decorations and hands-on activities.

  • 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.

  • The residential colleges are an essential part to a student's experience here at Rice. Within each college, there is a team of adults called the "A-Team" who are responsible for providing academic, emotional, and social support throughout your time here. Check out this video to learn about the different A-team roles and what they do for their students!

  • Many of the residential colleges at Rice find fun ways to celebrate their founding. Learn about Duncan's annual tradition, Duncan Week, celebrating the birthday of their college and other unique traditions.

  • Rice prides itself on its student-led government system, deeply embedded into college culture. Take a look at each of the different positions in the government, including some fun ones as well! 

  • Many of the residential colleges at Rice find fun ways to celebrate their founding. Learn about McMurtry's annual tradition, McScottish Week, celebrating the Scottish heritage of their college's founders.

  • 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. 

  • Many of the residential colleges at Rice University find fun ways to celebrate their founding. Learn a little bit more about Martel's annual tradition, Greek Week, celebrating the Greek heritage of their college's founders.

  • Rice's Culture of Care is easiest to understand not through a definition but by seeing it in action. Check out one of our favorite ways Rice Magisters support their students around the holiday season. Pictures by Arie O., McMurtry '24. 

  • Did you know that some of the people that work for the Office of Admission are also Rice University alumni? We love their passion for both recruiting students and for Rice, so we asked all of them to share their favorite Rice memories.

  • Hozshona P., Duncan class of ‘25, walks us through her O-Week experience and how she was blown away by the warm welcome she’s received.






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