Rice’s residential college system forms the heart of campus life. The colleges are small communities where students live, dine and interact with faculty mentors. Each college is a self-supporting unit with its own government, budget, intramural teams and faculty advisers. Students are randomly assigned to one of our 11 coed colleges as freshmen and remain affiliated with that college throughout their time at Rice.
Clubs and Organizations
There are no exclusionary social clubs at Rice. All students are welcome and encouraged to participate in more than 200 student organizations, including performance, media, athletic, academic, religious, cultural and political groups. With this full range of extracurricular options, students can pursue existing passions or expand their horizons by trying something new.
Arts and Events
Outstanding cultural and educational events await you at Rice. Whether you're into theater or politics or you’re a spectator or performer, we’ve got it.
A wide array of recreational programs and services has been created and are offered in an effort to increase knowledge about and provide opportunities for the development of healthy behavior patterns. All are designed to encourage a lifetime of health and wellness for the students, faculty and staff of Rice University by promoting the physical, social and emotional benefits of physical activity.
Established as a university-wide arts initiative by President David Leebron in 2008, Rice Public Art presents and commissions public artworks, exhibitions and programs that underscore the caliber and spirit of scholarly inquiry at Rice University. The collection, which reaches across the Rice campus, is always free and available to students, visitors and the general public
Broadly recognized excellence and distinction.
Year in and year out, our graduates bring the skills, morals and attributes they developed as student athletes at Rice into their professional lives, whether they continue their careers in the professional sports arena or represent the newest generation of CEOs, doctors, lawyers, educators, consultants, entrepreneurs or managers.