Join one of our admission officers for a presentation of Riceâ€™s academic programs, student life opportunities, application process and financial aid options. Weâ€™ll cover a lot of information as we answer commonly asked questions and show our visitors why Rice is consistently ranked one of the nationâ€™s top schools for best quality of life, best value and commitment to undergraduate teaching.Learn More
Spend an hour in the life of a Rice student when you shadow a class! Youâ€™ll meet an esteemed faculty member and see for yourself how our students engage with scholars across campus.Learn More
Follow a Rice student on a one-hour journey through our beautiful campus! Youâ€™ll learn how to get involved both in- and outside the classroom as you tour our world-class facilities, including classrooms and lab spaces, a residential college room, our recreation and wellness center and Fondren Library.Learn More
The Office of Admission hosts events on campus throughout the year. Each fall, there are dedicated programs for prospective students including Explore Rice, our signature open house program for high school seniors, as well as Preview Rice, a half-day program from high school freshman through juniors. When events are announced, visit this page for more information and registration. As always, we offer campus visit options year-round. Click below to schedule your next campus visit.Learn More
Join us for lunch in one of our serveries! During the academic year, Rice students host prospective students and families, answering questions about student life and the academic experience on campus.Learn More
Pack a bag and test drive the student experience! An overnight visit with a Rice student host is a great way to explore our Residential College system and student activities. Your host will share your academic or extracurricular interests. They wĂll show you the ropes and help you feel at home.Learn More
Rice's central Houston location is accessible by air, car and public transportation.
The Admission Office is located on the first floor of Lovett Hall (building No. 1 on theÂ campus map). Visitors should arrive 15-30 minutes before their first campus visit activity to allow ample time for parking and check in. Enter Lovett Hall through Door C. Once inside the building, the Admission Office will be on your left.
For information on dining and accommodations, use our curated list.
Rice is in the heart of the museum district - next door to the worldâ€™s largest medical center, a short train ride to downtown and the nationâ€™s second-largest theater district. Surrounding our campus is a world of opportunity and Rice students have free or discounted access to much of it.