Try Something New

We cannot wait for you to add your curiosity, enthusiasm and intellectual interests to our School of Humanities community. We hope you'll consider trying something new, whether that is participating in any of the internship, research and other experiential learning opportunities available to you, or considering any of the following exciting activities:

Join other students for a film screening through Rice Cinema. Be sure also to take in a production from Rice Theatre.

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 popular Big Questions courses — courses that prepare Rice students to tackle the compelling and challenging dilemmas 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.

Check out an exhibit at the Moody Center for the Arts and stick around to enjoy a sunset like no other at the James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace.

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.

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.