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Mark your calendars for Homecoming & Reunion 2016 on Oct. 21 & 22 and plan to celebrate old friendships, new connections and stories that can be found … only at Rice! 

Come chat, laugh and learn with Rice Owls from far and wide, stroll under the live oak trees; revisit familiar spots; and discover new nooks and crannies on campus. You won’t find a weekend like this anywhere else, so what are you waiting for!

Pre-registration closed on Sunday, Oct. 16 so visit us at Brochstein Pavilion on Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Saturday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to register and check-in

You can expect to receive the following when you check in at Brochstein Pavilion:  

  • A personalized name badge (must be presented for free parking on Saturday)
  • Your tickets to the Homecoming & Reunion Tailgate (if purchased)
  • A specialized Homecoming & Reunion map
  • A full schedule of Homecoming & Reunion activities
  • A warm Rice welcome!

Check-in hours: Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Please note: your name badge will serve as your campus parking pass on Saturday and your access to events throughout the weekend.

Free parking will be available in West Lots 4 and 5 from 7 a.m. Friday morning until 7 a.m. Sunday morning. These parking lots can be accessed via Campus Entrance 8 off University Boulevard or Campus Entrance 18 off Rice Boulevard. Outside of these times, regular parking charges will apply. Again, please note that your name badge, which you will receive at check-in, will be required for access to free parking on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Football tickets:
If you have any questions about football tickets, please contact Rice Athletics at 713-348-OWLS (6957).

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Schedule & Programming Highlights

You can look forward to a special weekend filled with opportunities to catch up with friends old and new. Learn more about what is Only at Rice and share your stories, explore campus, and see what’s new! Programming highlights include:

  • Reunion parties: Reunite with classmates at celebratory events across campus.

  • Great company, delicious food and festivities at the Association of Rice Alumni Tailgate before you cheer on the Owls football team.

  • And many other great activities that are still in the works. View the full schedule!

Volunteer Opportunities

Rice is looking for proud Owls to reach out to fellow alumni to raise awareness, get feedback and encourage strong participation for all Homecoming & Reunion activities. Volunteer opportunities include serving as a Homecoming & Reunion ambassador or, if you’re in a reunion year, encouraging classmates to contribute to your reunion giving campaign.
Visit Rice’s volunteer website or email to learn more.  

Homecoming & Reunion Co-Chairs

#OnlyAtRice: During my freshman year, Brown College’s beloved “Chef Roger” was named Homecoming King after only a couple of months preparing meals at Rice, such was the state of college dining before his arrival. On the other hand, the campus demonstrated its disapproval of RUPD Officer 220, the prolific parking ticket issuer, rather cheekily by naming him Homecoming Queen. Only at Rice would this be your reigning Homecoming couple.

— Kevin Bailey ’04

#OnlyAtRice: My love for the trees on and around campus was no secret. Late one night, some friends sneaked out to the rugby field and surreptitiously planted a tree for my birthday. Over the years — and especially when I return for Homecoming — I’ve watched “my” tree become part of the campus. Students shaping the campus...literally. Only at Rice.

— Amy Schumacher ’96

Book your travel for Homecoming and Reunion today!

There are several hotels close to campus that offer Rice University rates and a complimentary shuttle to get you to and from the festivities. Hotel rates and availability are subject to change and may become unavailable closer to Homecoming & Reunion weekend. Call hotels for current rates. Area hotels include:

DoubleTree by Hilton - Greenway Plaza
(Complimentary shuttle within 3mi radius)

6 Greenway Plaza
Houston, TX 77046

Four Points by Sheraton
(Complimentary shuttle within 3mi radius)

2828 Southwest Frwy
Houston, TX 77098

Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center
6633 Travis St.
Houston, TX 77030

Houston Marriott: Medical Center
(Complimentary shuttle within 2mi radius)

6580 Fannin Street 
Houston, Texas 77030 

Hotel ZaZa Houston
(Complimentary shuttle within 5mi radius)

5701 Main Street 
Houston, Texas 77005
Note: As of April 22, there is no availability due to several events scheduled at the hotel. Please contact the hotel, as some rooms may become available at a later date.

JW Marriott Houston Downtown
(Complimentary shuttle within a 2 mi radius, directly on the Light Rail system for convenient access to the Rice University Campus)

806 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Modern B&B
4003 Hazard St.
Houston, TX 77098

Wyndham Houston Medical Center
6800 Main St.
Houston, TX 77030


Share Your #OnlyAtRice Story!

What's your #OnlyAtRice story? Share your "only at Rice" moments and photos for other Owls to revel in the connections and discoveries they make through your memories. Your stories could be featured on the Rice Alumni social media channels or in Homecoming & Reunion 2016 event materials.

View Homecoming & Reunion 2015 Photos on Flickr

Homecoming & Reunion 2015

Visit the Rice Public Affairs Flickr
album for more.

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