Rice University


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.

Elementary & Middle School Groups and Adult & Community Groups

Campus tours for groups between 10–40 visitors are offered Monday through Friday 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. 

Please complete and submit the form below to schedule your Rice campus tour. Questions? Contact the Welcome Center at welcome@rice.edu.  

Virtual Program for Elementary and Middle School Groups

Want to see the campus and learn about Rice but unable to make it to campus? Our interactive virtual campus visit would work for you! Participants will learn about the importance of college and the history of Rice, enjoy picturesque views of campus life, and interact live with Rice students or staff from the comfort of their classroom.  For more information, visit our website or contact the Welcome Center at welcome@rice.edu.  

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.

Sammy's Cafe

Sammy's Cafe offers a variety buffet lunch. Please contact Norma Cardona at 713-348-6290 to confirm pricing. Click here for 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.