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Campus Tours

Whether you walk the campus on your own to admire Rice's unique architecture or come with a group and follow a campus guide, a Rice campus tour is a memorable experience.

Virtual Tour

Want to see the campus before ever setting foot here? Our virtual tours feature panoramic, 360-degree photographs of the people, buildings and landmarks that make Rice such an enjoyable place to study, work and play.

Prospective Students

Students grades 9-12 should contact the Office of Admission to join one of the regularly scheduled admission orientation sessions and student-led campus tours.

Elementary & Middle School Groups
and Adult & Community Groups

Campus tours for groups of 40 or fewer visitors are offered at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday by the Rice University Welcome Center. Because we rely on volunteer availability to conduct our tours, we regret that we cannot accommodate groups larger than 40 for these regularly scheduled tours. Available campus tour times do fill up quickly, so please plan your tour a minimum of two weeks in advance. School groups may also wish to take advantage of our free interactive classroom activities.

Please complete and submit the form below to schedule your Rice campus tour.

Choose Your Tour Package

Elementary School Groups
1 hour 30 minutes

  • 60-minute campus tour
  • 30-minute Career Choices/College Planning
  • Rice information packet and free souvenirs
  • Optional lunch arrangements

Middle School & Student Community Groups
1 hour 30 minutes

  • 60-minute campus tour
  • 30-minute Career Choices/College Planning
  • Rice information packet and free souvenirs
  • Optional lunch arrangements

Adult Community Groups
1 hour 30 minutes

  • 90-minute campus tour
  • Rice information packet and free souvenirs
  • Optional lunch arrangements

Self-Guided
1 hour 30 minutes

  • 90-minute campus tour
  • Rice information packet and free souvenirs

Tour Request Form

Required field(s) are indicated by an *

Contact Information





Group Information

All groups must have one adult chaperone for every 10 student-aged visitors.




Tour Information

All campus tours for groups of 40 or fewer visitors are offered at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday. All requests should be made at least 2 weeks prior to your tour request date.




Lunch Options

Sack Lunch

Your group may bring sack lunches, but Rice will be unable to provide storage for lunch boxes and coolers during your campus tour.





13th Street Deli

You may make advance arrangements to purchase box lunches from 13th Street Deli. Please contact Rudy Melendez at 713-348-3950 to confirm pricing and to preorder. Click here for additional information on eating at the Student Center.

Sammy's Cafe

Sammy's Cafe offers a variety buffet lunch. Please contact Paul Alfonso at 713-348-5488 to confirm pricing. Click here for additional information on eating at the Student Center.




Brochstein Pavilion

Brochstein Pavilion offers a variety of sandwiches and salads. Gourmet coffee, juice, and snacks are also available.





Options Available To:
  • School Groups
  • Student Community Groups
  • Adult Community Groups
Options Available To:
  • School Groups
  • Student Community Groups
  • Adult Community Groups
Options Available To:
  • School Groups
  • Student Community Groups
  • Adult Community Groups
Options Available To:
  • Adult Community Groups