Preview Rice is our half-day event exclusively for sophomores and juniors. Join us for an up-close look at Rice University. Activities include:
It's all designed for you to live a day in the life of a Rice student as you attend classes, meet our amazing faculty and explore our beautiful campus. This event will take place from 8:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Registration is now closed. Plan your visit to Rice University by registering for a campus visit on another day. In addition to touring our campus, students who visit during the school year can eat lunch with a student and sit in on a class.
Download the program schedule.
Park for free in West Lot #4 when you enter from 8 - 10 a.m.
All other lots on campus require use of a credit card. We cannot waive parking fees outside the above window in West Lot #4 or in any other lot on campus.
Houston has two airports - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU). Ground transportation options from either airport include car rental, taxi or ride sharing services.
We put together a list of hotels near the Rice campus for consideration, some of which offer discounted rates for Rice visitors. Make sure to ask about discounts when you make your reservation.
This open house will be packed with must-see panels, sessions and tours of campus that will include a lot of walking. Wear comfortable shoes and check local weather.
The Rice University campus is in southwest central Houston at 6100 Main St. Rice is located across Main Street from the Texas Medical Center and is convenient to Reliant Park, downtown, the Museum District, Rice Village and Hermann Park, which includes the Houston Zoo, an 18-hole golf course and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Hobby Airport is the closest airport to the university (about a 30-minute drive in favorable traffic conditions). George Bush Intercontinental Airport, which is much larger, is generally just under an hour's drive away, but the drive can take longer in peak traffic times. Shuttle bus service is available from Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport to most hotels in the Rice University area. For more information, contact Airport Express at 713-523-8888. Taxi service to the university costs about twice as much as the airport shuttle bus, and limousine service is typically twice the taxi rate.
If you choose to rent a car, the following directions may be helpful for getting you to Rice:
From Bush Intercontinental Airport: Take Beltway 8 east to Highway 59. Follow Highway 59 south to the Greenbriar exit (you will pass Loop 610, I-10 and I-45 before you reach Greenbriar). Upon exiting, go south (left) on Greenbriar to Rice Boulevard. Turn left onto Rice Boulevard. The Rice campus will be on your right.
From Hobby Airport: Take the main airport exit, which is Broadway Boulevard. Follow Broadway Boulevard to I-45. Follow I-45 north to Highway 59. Follow Highway 59 south to the Greenbriar exit. Upon exiting, go south (left) on Greenbriar to Rice Boulevard. Turn left onto Rice Boulevard. The campus will be on your right.
Rice University can also be accessed via the Houston Light Rail and bus system. Houston's public transit organization is called METRO and offers this tool to plan your trip.
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