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Families Weekend 2017

Join us on campus this fall! Experience a warm Rice welcome and get a taste of what our unique campus life is all about at Rice Families Weekend on Oct. 27-29, 2017


Pre-registration closed on Friday, Oct. 20, at noon (CDT), but you can still attend! Walk-in registrations will be welcome at the Families Weekend Welcome Center in Farnsworth Pavilion, Rice Memorial Center and at the Annual Family Picnic & Tailgate check-in table at Rice Stadium.

To purchase additional football tickets in the student section for $15, please click here and enter promo code “FAMILY17” (case sensitive).

Find up-to-date schedule information on weekend events here. Weekend highlights will include:

  • Engaging lectures offered by top Rice professors
  • Graduate school and career information sessions
  • Residential college receptions
  • Annual tailgate and football game
  • Campus tours/art and student performances


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