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Owl Days is our all-day program exclusively for #FutureRiceOwls! Admitted Students will have the chance to explore Rice University’s campus and the city of Houston, connect with fellow Owls and learn more about what the next four years may look like! Can't make Owl Days?

Owl Days Express allows you to explore campus at your own pace with various walking tours offered throughout the day, and is a great alternative for students and families unable to attend Owl Days.

Register using the Events tab of your Rice Admission Student Portal.

Friday
April 12
Owl Days
Saturday
April 20
Owl Days
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Virtual Events

Here's a look at some of the upcoming virtual events. For more events or to sign up for an event, make sure to visit the Events tab in your portal.

  • Thursday, March 30

    • 7:30 PM

      Congratulations from President DesRoches

      Join Rice University President Reggie DesRoches and Vice President of Enrollment Yvonne Romero da Silva for a live congratulations and Q&A about all-things-Rice.

  • Monday, April 3

    • 7:00 PM

      Financial Aid 101 - Understanding your offer letter

      The Office of Financial Aid will walk through a sample financial aid offer and discuss key points about cost of attendance, family contribution and other financial considerations.

    • 8:00 PM

      Home Away From Home: Living On Campus

      Prepare for your move to Rice and learn everything you need to know about Rice's on-campus housing and dining options!

  • Tuesday, April 4

    • 7:00 PM

      Two Majors, One University, No Problem

      Interested in more than one major? Meet with Peer Academic Advisors and the Office of Academic Advising to find out how you can double major and still graduate in four years!

    • 8:00 PM

      Finding Your Path: Careers After Rice

      The Center for Career Development provides insight into their resources and services to help students explore career paths and land their dream job after graduation.

  • Wednesday, April 5

    • 8:00 AM

      Supporting International Students

      Join the Office of International Students and Scholars as they answer your questions about resources for international students, from immigration, to preparing financially.

    • 2:00 PM

      Supporting International Students

      Join the Office of International Students and Scholars as they answer your questions about resources for international students, from immigration, to preparing financially.

    • 7:00 PM

      Welcome to the School of Business

      Meet faculty, staff and fellow admitted students who will become your academic family over the next four years at the Rice School of Business.

    • 7:00 PM

      Welcome to the School of Engineering

      Meet faculty, staff and fellow admitted students who will become your academic family over the next four years at the George R. Brown School of Engineering.

    • 7:00 PM

      Welcome to the School of Music

      Meet faculty, staff and fellow admitted students who will become your academic family over the next four years at the Shepherd School of Music.

    • 7:00 PM

      Welcome to the School of Social Sciences

      Meet faculty, staff and fellow admitted students who will become your academic family over the next four years at the Rice School of Social Sciences.

    • 8:00 PM

      Houston from Diverse Perspectives

      Take a look at Houston through the eyes of our students and alumni as they share anecdotes of our great city.

  • Thursday, April 6

    • 6:00 PM

      First Generation, Low-Income FAQ

      The Student Success Initiatives Office will speak on the available resources we offer to help First Generation and Low Income (FGLI) students navigate college life.

    • 7:00 PM

      Welcome to the School of Humanities

      Meet faculty, staff and fellow admitted students who will become your academic family over the next four years at the Rice School of Humanities.

    • 7:00 PM

      Welcome to the School of Natural Sciences

      Meet faculty, staff and fellow admitted students who will become your academic family over the next four years at the Wiess School of Natural Sciences.

    • 8:00 PM

      Thrive at Rice: Services and Support Panel

      Learn about various support services to help students succeed at Rice, including the Office of Academic Advising, Center for Civic Leadership, Disability Resource Center and more.

  • Friday, April 7

    • 9:00 PM

      Q&A for Families in Mandarin

      Join us for a live Q&A from the perspective of a parent, student and admission staff. This session will be fully conducted in Mandarin Chinese.

  • Tuesday, April 11

    • 7:00 PM

      Welcome to the School of Architecture

      Meet faculty, staff and fellow admitted students who will become your academic family over the next four years at the Rice School of Architecture.

    • 7:00 PM

      NASA: Out of This World

      Join Dr. David Alexander, OBE and head of Rice Space Institute, on a panel discussion about opportunities for Rice students to partner with NASA.

    • 8:00 PM

      Feeling at Home in Your Residential College

      Learn more about the inner workings of Residential Colleges from student leaders, college Magisters and Residential Associates.

  • Wednesday, April 12

    • 9:00 AM

      US Immigration for International Owls

      Meet with the Office of International Students and Scholars to learn about how to get your I-20 from Rice in order to apply for your US F-1 student visa.

    • 8:00 PM

      Once an Owl, Always an Owl: Rice Alumni

      Hear from Rice alumni about how their professional paths were shaped at Rice and continue to be impacted by their Rice experience.

    • 8:00 PM

      Game Night with the Residential Colleges

      Meet other future owls and join current students from each Residential College for a night of fun and games!

  • Monday, April 17

    • 7:00 PM

      The Family Goes to College

      Families of current students share their experience and answer your questions about what it's like to have a student a Rice.

    • 8:00 PM

      Connecting you with Opportunities: Internships

      Hear from staff and students about the different resources available to help students connect to internship opportunities during their time at Rice.

  • Tuesday, April 18

    • 7:00 PM

      Meet Fellow Texans at Rice

      Hear more about the student life experience from a panel of current Rice students from Texas.

    • 8:00 PM

      Meet Fellow Out-of-State Students at Rice

      Hear more about the student life experience from a panel of current Rice University students from outside of Texas.

  • WedNesday, April 19

    • 8:00 AM

      Meet Fellow International Students at Rice

      Join current international students for a discussion on their experience at Rice University and what you can expect from your next four years.

    • 2:00 PM

      Meet Fellow International Students at Rice

      Join current international students for a discussion on their experience at Rice University and what you can expect from your next four years.

    • 7:00 PM

      Celebrating Queer Voices

      Members of Rice PRIDE and Rice Alumni PRIDE share their unique experiences with the LGBTQIA+ community on campus and beyond.

    • 8:00 PM

      Learn to Lead at the Doerr Institute

      Find out how the Doerr Institute for New Leaders elevates the Rice Student experience through evidence-based leader development programming, offered at no cost to all students.

  • Thursday, April 20

    • 6:00 PM

      Houston Beyond the Hedges

      Learn more about how Rice students explore and engage with the greater Houston community.

    • 7:00 PM

      Rice Fight Never Dies: Athletics at Rice

      Learn from current student-athletes and staff about the Rice Owls fan experience and Athletics Department student opportunities!

    • 8:00 PM

      Creative Minds Flourish at Rice

      Hear more about how students express their creativity through extracurricular arts on campus.

  • Tuesday, April 25

    • 7:00 PM

      Decisions, Decisions: Final Q&A for Families

      Admission Staff will be available to answer any of your final questions.

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Meet Unconventional Owls

What if the next four years were more about expanding your horizons than narrowing your focus?

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Connect with a Financial Aid Counselor

Questions about Financial Aid? We are here to help.

We have one-on-one meetings available. Schedule one now through your Rice Admission Student Portal.

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EXPLORE OUR Seven ACADEMIC SCHOOLS

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School of Architecture

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School of Architecture

One of the top-ranked programs in the country, the School of Architecture uniquely positions students for success by combining the individual attention that an intimate program affords with the breadth of study afforded by a major university.

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School of Humanities

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School of Humanities

Students in the School of Humanities have the opportunity to explore some of the biggest questions of our time while learning about critical analysis, interpretation and argument, analytical writing, and oral presentation - crucial skills that prepares students for the wide breadth of careers they pursue.

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George R. Brown School of Engineering

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George R. Brown School of Engineering

The George R. Brown School of Engineering is a top-ranked program that empowers the next generation of leaders with strong technical and communication skills, creative problem solving and the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.

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Wiess School of Natural Sciences

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Wiess School of Natural Sciences

A small school with a global vision, students in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences see the universe as their laboratory and use their intense curiosity to explore the unknown.

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The Shepherd School of Music

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The Shepherd School of Music

The Shepherd School of Music strives to cultivate the mastery of musical performance, combining a conservatory experience with the educational opportunities of a leading research university.

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School of Social Sciences

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School of Social Sciences

A vibrant, inclusive community of scholars, the School of Social Sciences is made up of seven departments with one mission: to tackle society's greatest challenges with an unconventional vision toward shaping a future that we can all thrive in, both individually and collectively.

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School of Business

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School of Business

Our forward-thinking School of Business welcomes students who seek a well-rounded and in-depth foundation in business fundamentals. This will enable you to be a leader in business and make an impact upon graduation. No matter what career path you choose, our School of Business will help take you there.

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