While you’re at Rice, be sure to enjoy everything our 300-acre urban campus, nestled in an oasis of more than 4,300 trees, has to offer. Consider as well the many internship, research, community service, and travel abroad opportunities that await you.
Get involved in one of our student-led publications, including R2: The Rice Review, the Rice Historical Review, and the Rice Asian Studies Review.
Enroll in one of our Big Questions courses — brand new courses open to all Rice undergraduates — designed to take an integrative, multidisciplinary approach to some of the most compelling and interesting questions of our time.
Take an immersive summer language course through the Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication, conduct archaeological field work abroad, or get involved in any number of Center for Civic Leadership opportunities.
Participate in the School of Humanities' Campbell Lecture Series.
Attend a concert or recital at the Shepherd School of Music. Shepherd musicians' concerts are free, and so are outside musicians' concerts, if you pick up a complimentary ticket for Rice students in advance.
Run, jog, or walk beneath the shady oak tree-lined crushed gravel and dirt track of the Rice University loop (2.92 miles). Need a few more miles? Cross the street and combine your Rice run with the loop around Houston’s Hermann Park (about 2.8 miles).
Just off campus:
See where healthy food and art collide at Honey Art Café, created by a pair of Rice graduates.
If you have a hankering for a burger, stop by Burger-Chan, created by another set of Rice alumni entrepreneurs.
Attend an Alley Theatre production and connect with other theater lovers and artists in a whole new way.
In the mood for a cinematic experience that, like Rice, is a bit unconventional? You’ll love the Aurora Picture Show.
Looking for cool hangouts for music? Coffee? Books? Houston has many. Some favorites include Café 4212 restaurant and lounge, Da Camera for chamber music and jazz, Kaffeine Coffee, and Brazos Bookstore.
Speaking of, if you’re free on Friday, September 6, stop by Brazos Bookstore for the book launch of Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America (Oxford University Press, 2019) by W. Caleb McDaniel, associate professor of history, magister of Duncan College, and one of the faculty teaching our brand new Big Questions courses.