Campus Resources

Academic Resources

Academic Calendar

Review a thorough listing of the Academic Calendar for important dates, reminders, and holidays.

General Announcements

General Announcements (GA) is an online version of the official Rice catalog.This catalog represents the most accurate information available at the time of publication. The university reserves the right to correct or otherwise change any such information without notice at its sole discretion. With respect to course offerings, the departments have attempted to anticipate which courses will be offered, and by whom and when such courses will be taught. However, course offerings may be affected by changes in faculty, student demand, and funding. Although efforts have been made to indicate these uncertainties, course offerings are subject to change without notice. Review the GA by visiting

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is the custodian of students'; records. They register students, record grades, prepare student transcripts and verifications, evaluate academic records, oversee the preparation of the course catalog, graduation certification and the distribution of diplomas.

The Office of the Registrar has a site dedicated to helping parents and families find useful and important information to include: Academic Calendars, links to the Course Catalog, Course Schedule, General Announcements,
FERPA, Parents or Spouses FAQs, and more. To learn more, please visit their web site at

Fondren Library

As a campus crossroads, Fondren Library brings together the Rice community with welcoming spaces, excellent collections, and strong services in support of teaching, research and creative expression. Our eBooks, online journals, databases, and other streaming/electronic materials are available via our website. The library’s physical spaces are open only to Rice ID card holders in Fall 2020. Covid-related service changes and updates are here. Access online tutorials about Fondren’s spaces, research resources, and learning opportunities here. Contact Us for quick research or reference questions or to consult with a subject librarian.

Center for Career Development

Huff House (map)
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
713-348-4055 | Website

The Center for Career Development (CCD) offers programs, services and resources to guide students in pursuing their career goals. They offer career counseling and assessments, mock interviews, resume reviews, professional communication workshops and panels, and work to connect current students with employers and alumni.

Undergraduate Support

Office of the Dean of Undergraduates

Phone: 713-348-4996
Location: 352 Sewall Hall

Office of Academic Advising

The Office of Academic Advising (OAA) is located in Suite 132 of the Ley Student Center (RMC) and is the hub for all academic advising on campus. Meeting with an academic advisor can be useful if you need personal academic advice or help for any reason, including major exploration, academic support, and four-year planning. The OAA also offers specialized advising for those interested in the health professions (including pre-medicine and pre-dental), law school, graduate programs, as well as student athletes and transfer students. New students are encouraged to visit our freshmen page, which includes academic planning templates and advising booklets to assist new students with course selection and planning.

We welcome students to schedule appointments with an advisor in the Office of Academic Advising at, via telephone at 713-348-4060, or by e-mailing Questions specific to health professions advising should be directed to

Student Success Initiatives

Student Success Initiatives office is dedicated to providing undergraduate students with advising, support, and connections to campus resources. Our goal is to assist students in developing strategies to help them both inside and outside of the classroom. To learn more about our services please visit

Drop-In Study

The Office of Strategic and Educational Initiatives (OSEI) provides drop-in, peer tutoring for CHEM 122, MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 211, MATH 212, PHYS 102, PHYS 126. and STAT 310. To learn more about this tutoring program, visit

Study Abroad

Rice Study Abroad strives to provide substantial, transformational experiences within each undergraduate’s personal curriculum through intellectually rigorous and culturally enriching international opportunities. Rice Study Abroad is committed to providing students with high quality academic programs in collaboration with prestigious international universities and select program providers. Rice-approved programs are distinguished by their academic focus contributing to the curricular needs of Rice University as well as integration with host communities through intensive language instruction, field studies, professional internships, and research opportunities.

Information for families can be found here, and further information is available on our main page at

Navigate Rice


Navigate is an online tool to connect students to faculty, staff, and campus resources. This free app is designed to help students as they “navigate” their way through college starting with registration, meeting with advisors, scheduling classes, applying for financial aid and other tasks leading to graduation.

Graduate Support

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Sewall Hall, room 370 (map)
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
713-348-4002 |

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is here for you! Our staff, along with your academic program administrator, will be your academic partners as you pursue your graduate degree. Our office handles thesis submission, candidacy declaration, graduate student career development, payroll and tuition, fellowship and funding guidance, community building, student support for wellbeing and academic issues, and special events. Meet our team below, view our office hours, or contact our office at (713) 348-4002 or

Graduate Student Association

Ley Student Center (map) |

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) of Rice University is the inclusive student governing body of all Rice students enrolled in a graduate-level degree program. The officers and representatives of the GSA strive to continually improve the Rice graduate experience. Get involved! Join a committee or an event.

Center for Teaching Excellence

Herring Hall 129 (map)
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
713-348-4055 | Website

CTE is a great resource for grad students and postdocs who want to become more effective teachers. They offer a certificate in teaching and learning as well as interactive institutes and TA training!

Health, Wellness, and Safety

Rice Counseling Center

Phone: 713-348-3311
Location: Barbara and David Gibbs Wellness Center, 1st floor

The clinical team at the RCC is a diverse team of psychologists, social workers, counselors, and consulting psychiatrist committed to providing professional, compassionate and individualized care. The RCC team provides assessment, short-term psychotherapy, and consultation services.

Wellbeing Office

Phone: 713-348-3311
Location: Barbara and David Gibbs Wellness Center, 1st floor
*Rice Health Advisors are also available through each residential college.

The Student Wellbeing Office serves as a primary prevention program to address the occurrence of wellbeing and mental health concerns for undergraduate and graduate students at Rice University. Our staff members are trained professionals who can help students to address a wide range of wellbeing issues such as stress management, relationship concerns, difficulty making decisions, struggling with identity, and academic concerns or problems that are more serious in nature.

Student Health Services

Phone: 713-348-4966
Location: Morton L. Rich Student Health Center (near Brown College Magister's House)

Rice Student Health Services provides preventive and outpatient clinical care for the students of Rice University.

SAFE Office

Phone: 713-348-3311
Location: Morton L. Rich Student Health Center (near Brown College Magister's House)

Rice University’s The SAFE Office: Interpersonal Misconduct Prevention and Support offers care management and navigation to students who are reporting an incident of interpersonal violence perpetrated against them and to students who have been accused of perpetrating interpersonal violence.

The Office also provides prevention education to the Rice community on sexual and domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking and Title IX and Clery Act requirements.

Rice University Police and Emergency Services

Phone: 713-348-6000 (24/7 assistance)
Location: Entrance 8

The Rice University Police Department (RUPD) takes the lead in providing a safe environment for the university community by protecting life and property. To achieve this protection, RUPD maintains patrols to deter and detect crime, report fires, and safety hazards, and control traffic on campus.

The police department is also responsible for investigating all crimes that occur on campus. To ensure the security of the campus, it is important that members of the community promptly report all crimes and emergencies, including personal injuries, fire, and traffic accidents to RUPD.

Student Life Resources

Office of International Students and Scholars

Phone: 713-348-6095
Location: Entrance A, Lovett Hall

The Office of International Students & Scholars is here to support all Rice internationals and the Academic Departments with all matters related to immigration, international compliance, and cultural adaptation.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Phone: 713-348-5124
Location: 220 Allen Center

The Office of Multicultural Affairs coordinates and implements educational, cultural, and social programs that empower student success and create a sense of belonging for students from historically underrepresented communities.

Housing and Dining



The Department of Housing & Dining strives to make your college experience completely inviting and supportive of your life as a student at Rice University.

For work orders and service requests only, please e-mail For general housing inquiries, please e-mail For general dining inquiries, please e-mail

Student Activities / Student Center

Phone: 713-348-4097
Location: 202 Rice Memorial Center (above Grand Hall)

Student Activities is dedicated to helping students develop as leaders and supporting them in their efforts to make a positive impact at Rice University.

Student Judicial Programs

Phone: 713-348-4786
Location: 301 Lovett Hall, Entrance A

Student Judicial Programs (SJP) articulates and enforces the expectations of the Rice University community. The professional staff in SJP welcome the opportunity to meet with students to talk about the work we do.

Parking Office

Central Campus Garage (map)
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
713-348-7275 | Parking Website

The Parking Office will issue parking permits and register vehicles. Bring your student I.D., and be sure to register for your courses before attempting to register your vehicle. You may also register online at

Financial Resources


Cambridge Office Building, 2nd floor (map)
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
713-348-3410 | Website

This is where you can obtain tax information (W-4 and I-9), sign up for direct deposit and obtain timesheets if you are working a campus job. A mail drop is available for any before or after hours mail. Payroll processes all university payrolls, provides foreign nationals with resources for accurate federal withholding and reporting, and prepares and files all federal and state deposits and reporting within federal and state tax regulations.

Office of the Cashier

Phone: 713-348-4946
Location: 110 Allen Center

The Office of the Cashier can assist with learning about costs, understanding your bill, making payments, and information about refunds.

Office of Financial Aid

Phone: 713-348-4958
Location: 250 Allen Center

We know that figuring out financial aid can be a confusing and stressful process. Don't worry - our financial aid counselors are here to help. As you navigate this process, we're available to answer any questions you may have.

Access and Opportunity Portal


All currently enrolled undergraduate students, domestic and international, who exhibit need are eligible to submit an Access and Opportunity Portal funding request. The AOP will consider requests from students experiencing financial challenges and are seeking support to allow them to participate in opportunities related to their academic, professional, social or interpersonal development. Requests for assistance are accepted on a rolling basis. Please see the AOP website for more specific information on the types of funding AOP may support.