When you think of your favorite places to visit, is Rice on your list? As thousands of Owls can attest, it should be, and Homecoming & Reunion is the perfect time to come back to campus! Where else can you enjoy a warm, Texas-style welcome, the chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones, family-friendly activities, a great tailgate and football game, stimulating lectures with top faculty and more, all in one spot? Register now for Homecoming and Reunion 2015!

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Programming highlights

Friday, November 13:

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm: Choose from campus tour options and Classroom Connect lectures. Faculty and Alumni Lectures with some of Rice's best and brightest will be offered at time slots throughout the day. Check back soon for an updated schedule and a preview of our guest speakers.
  • 11:30am: Celebrate at reunion lunches (classes of 1955 and 1960) or the Golden R Luncheon (50th reunion and above).
  • 4:00pm: Affinity Group and School-Based gatherings to connect with alumni with shared backgrounds and interests. Come one, come all! 
  • 6:00pm: Graduate Student and Alumni Meet and Greet at Valhalla.
  • 6:30pm: Special reunion celebrations for the classes of 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.
  • 8:30pm: All-Alumni Party. Dance, catch-up with friends, dance some more!

Saturday, November 14:

  • Pre-Game Festivities: Mix and Mingle at these adjacent events before the game.
    • 11:30am – 2:30pm: NEW this year – the Rice Homecoming and Reunion Family Fest! Games and activities for Owls who are young and old.
    • 11:30pm – 2:30pm: Always a tradition - the Association of Rice Alumni Tailgate. Come for the great company, stay for the food, drink and festivities.
  • 2:30pm: Rice Football vs. Southern Mississippi. Go Owls!
  • Postgame: Decade Parties. The 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s live again. Be sure to stop by for one final party before leaving campus.

Come back and visit your college throughout the weekend. Contact your college to learn more about college-specific events.

PLEASE NOTE: All event times and locations are subject to change.

Questions? Email reunion@rice.edu or call 713-348-6094.

Homecoming & Reunion Co-Chairs

Dave Freeman ’90
Melissa Kidonakis ’07

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

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

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


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