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Mark your calendars for Homecoming & Reunion 2016 on Oct. 21 & 22 and plan to celebrate the friendships, connections and unique characteristics that can be found only at Rice. You won’t find a weekend like this anywhere else!

Of course, you don’t have to wait for Homecoming & Reunion to revisit campus. Rice offers alumni events throughout the year, both on campus and around the country. We look forward to seeing you at a Rice event soon!

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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. Stay tuned for more details!

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


View Homecoming & Reunion 2015 Photos on Flickr

Homecoming & Reunion 2015

Visit the Rice Public Affairs Flickr
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