Campus Tours

Elementary, Middle School and Adult Community Groups

Campus tours for elementary, middle school and adult community groups are offered Monday through Friday by the Rice University Welcome Center.

Our K-8th grade group tour program is focused on providing access to college-going resources to schools and community-based organizations that serve elementary and middle school age students.

Are you a counselor or the leader of an organization that serves high school aged students? If so, please complete this request.

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

Questions? Contact the Welcome Center at

Looking for programs for high school students? Take a look at what Admissions is offering here.

By completing and submitting this form you agree to abide by our Group Tour Guidelines.

Group Tour Guidelines

  1. Submission of the registration form does not guarantee your group a tour on the requested date(s). The tour date and time will not be reserved until a confirmation email has been sent to you by the Welcome Center team, these emails will come from
  2. A minimum two (2) week notice is required for all group tours.
  3. Groups are encouraged to provide at least three (3) preferred dates for the tour to ensure that they can be accommodated. Tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served bases, based on the availability of tour guides.
  4. Group tour size can be no larger than 60 students; once the final headcount has been confirmed, the number cannot increase. If your request is for more than 60 students, your groups will be split between multiple dates.
  5. All tours are required to provide at least one (1) chaperone for every ten (10) students in attendance. Chaperones must remain with their group at all times including the walking tour of campus. Chaperones are responsible for addressing any behavior issues with their group while visiting Rice.
  6. Requesting institution(s) or chaperones assume all liability for their students while on Rice’s campus. Rice is not responsible for any lost or stolen goods, accidents or injuries. The school is required to complete the Campus Visit/Tour Release of Liability. This form must be submitted upon arrival to campus.
  7. Tour group organizers must provide at least 24-hour notice when canceling or rescheduling a tour.
  8. Groups traveling to campus should plan to arrive on campus 10—15 minutes prior to their scheduled tour time. Current students guide campus tours and are available only during the arranged tour time. Late arrival may result in a modified campus tour.
  9. Campus tours involve a significant amount of walking. All participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and shoes. We also recommend brining a water bottle. If the University is closed due to weather or a campus closure, all tours scheduled for that day are automatically canceled. We will notify groups of any weather closures.
  10. Groups wishing to purchase lunch/tickets to games must make their own arrangements. To arrange lunch please contact To arrange for group tickets to sporting events, please contact, Please note that purchasing tickets does not guarantee that we can accommodate the campus tour on the same day. Please make tour arrangements first.
  11. If any special requests or an accommodation for a disability is needed in order to participate in this program, the organizer should contact the Welcome Center at 713-348-6124 or at at least one week prior to the tour to make arrangements.
Contact Information
Program Information

Welcome Center Campus Tours are 75-90 minute programs designed for groups between 10-60 individuals and are offered Monday through Friday. Registration must be received at least 14 days prior to your first date preference. Your Campus Tour is not guaranteed until the contact person named in the form receives official confirmation from Rice University. 

If you are interested in bringing your group in Fall 2023, we will begin scheduling in August for the Fall term. 

Tours will not be available during Study Days, Final Exams, or during our student breaks. 


By submitting this form you agree to adhere to Rice University's Group Tour Guidelines. Please enter your initials on this line.