Rice University

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Whether you walk the campus on your own to admire Rice's unique architecture or come with a group and follow a student guide, a Rice campus tour is a memorable experience. For prospective visitors, several options are available:

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. 

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Admission Tours

Prospective Rice students in grades 9–12 and members of their families should contact the Office of Admission to join one of their regularly scheduled admission orientation sessions and student-led campus tours. 

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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.

 

Reservation
Lunch Arrangements

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.  Availabe to all group types.

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.  Availabe to all group types.

Sammy's Cafe

Sammy's Cafe offers a variety buffet lunch. Please contact Norma Cardona at 713-348-6290 to confirm pricing. Click herefor additional information on eating at the Student Center.  Available to all group types.

Brochstein Pavilion

Brochstein Pavilion offers a variety of sandwiches and salads. Gourmet coffee, juice, and snacks are also available.  Available to Adult Community Groups only.

Contact Information
Group Information

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