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Rice Homecoming & Reunion 2017

It’s official: Rice Homecoming & Reunion 2017 dates have been set for the weekend of Nov. 10 and 11! Get excited to join your Rice family on campus, where you’ll celebrate your Rice roots during the biggest alumni event of the year.

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Registration Open

Homecoming & Reunion registration is now open! Prices will increase after pre-registration ends at noon on Friday, Nov. 3. Don't worry if you miss the deadline because you can register on-site at Homecoming & Reunion Headquarters, which will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10. In order to ensure the best weekend experience for you and your guests, we encourage you to pre-register. You can find pricing details, registration tips, hotel information and more on the Homecoming & Reunion FAQ page.

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

  • All-Alumni Town Hall & Mixer
  • All-Alumni Party
  • Reunion events
  • Learning opportunities
  • Alumni Tailgate and Family Fest
  • Rice vs. Southern Miss football game
  • And much more

Homecoming & Reunion Co-Chairs

Natalye Appel, Jones '80, Architecture '82

Natalye Appel

I suppose I was destined to be a Rice nut, with my parents meeting as Rice students. As a Houston middle and high schooler, I fell in love with Rice through summer science courses, movies at the Media Center, and playing Rice Women’s Soccer on the inaugural club team. Once at Rice, my new friends (from Jones, Lovett, Powderpuff, Soccer, Architecture, and the Via Gabina Archeological Excavation) became my world, including future husband John Casbarian. Our future family (Claudia Casbarian, McMurtry 2012 and Julia Casbarian, Baker 2020) grew up at Lovett with Homecoming Co-Chair Andrew Lin while we were Masters, and our lives still revolve around Rice. My family tree was planted on campus, and Rice IS Home. Please join us in November!

John Casbarian, Baker '69, Architecture '72

John Casbarian

If not for a chance encounter at a social event in Houston in 1964 by my elder brother Peter and Bud Moorhead, professor of architecture and registrar, who encouraged him to have me apply to Rice, my life’s trajectory would be unimaginably different. On a hot, steamy August in 1965 I set foot on the Rice campus and into a world that I had not known the likes of before nor since, a nurturing world of discovery, intellectual stimulation and creativity. For someone who had never even heard of Rice before, my life has centered around it ever since that fateful day in August, from my professional partnership with my classmates Danny Samuels ‘69 and Robert H. Timme '68 in Taft Architects, to my wife Natalye L. Appel '80, and now our two children, Claudia '12 and Julia '20, we are all imbued with the exhilarating Rice spirit.

Andrew Lin, Lovett '02

Andrew Lin

Rice has always been a presence in my life. I grew up in Houston where it was easy to visit campus and attend summer school. Owl Weekend was my first taste of student life and I immediately knew that Rice was the place for me. As I made friends all over campus, many of them became as close as family to me. My sister, Jennifer Lin '04, and brother, Kevin Lin '10 & '12, followed in my footsteps, therefore Rice has literally become a family affair. Whenever I meet a fellow rice alum whether it's in Houston or halfway across the world, they feel like family. Rice feels like home and I hope that you'll join us in celebrating Homecoming & Reunion 2017.

Homecoming & Reunion Ambassadors


Contact information

Monisa Chakraborty, Brown '07
Madeline Currie, Jones '07  
Anudeep Jain, Sid Rich '85
Sujata G Krishnan, Brown '90
+1.956.464.7664; +1.956.789.4709
Georgia Lagoudas, Lovett '12  
Nick Morales, Will Rice '12  
Karin Shipman, MLS '12  
George Webb, Wiess '88, '91


Want to get involved? You can volunteer as a Homecoming & Reunion Ambassador and reach out to fellow alumni to help spread the word and encourage attendance at Rice Homecoming & Reunion events. Visit to learn more and to sign up.

We can’t wait to see you back on campus!

View Homecoming & Reunion 2016 Photos on Flickr

Homecoming & Reunion 2016

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