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Registration and ticket information
  • What are the costs of the events?

    The cost of weekend events vary. For information on the costs of specific events, as well as event descriptions, click here.

    In order to ensure the best weekend experience for you and your guests, we encourage guests to pre-register.

    Please note that prices will increase after pre-registration ends at noon on Friday, Nov. 3 (CST). The price increases are as follows: $10 per event ($10 for one event, $20 for two events and $25 for three or more events including packages). 

  • What is the best way to register for the weekend?

    The easiest way to register for Homecoming & Reunion is online. Click here to go directly to the online registration form.

    Also, if you are celebrating a reunion year, there are convenient packages offered which include:
    - (1) ticket to your Class Reunion celebration
    - (1) ticket to the Alumni Tailgate
    - (1) ticket to the All-Alumni Party
    - (1) 2017 Homecoming & Reunion commemorative T-shirt

    If you would like to add events to your registration, please do not create a new registration. Unfortunately, the system does not consolidate registrations from the same user but instead creates an entirely separate registration. In order to ensure the best registration and check-in experience for you and your guests, we ask that you email any registration modifications to reunion@rice.edu with the changes needed, as well as a contact telephone number for us to reach you. Please allow three to five business days for us to process these changes to your registration. Once the modifications to your registration have been processed, you will receive a confirmation email. Changes to your registration will be accepted prior to the registration deadline of Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at noon (CST). Any changes needing to be made after the deadline can be made at the Homecoming & Reunion Headquarters starting on Friday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. 

  • What is the registration deadline?

    Pre-registration opened on July 12 and will close at noon on Friday, Nov. 3 (CST).

    Registration will be unavailable after noon on Friday, Nov. 3 (CST) until Homecoming & Reunion Headquarters opens at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10. However, you can still attend without pre-registering! In order to ensure the best weekend experience for you and your guests, we encourage guests to pre-register. 

  • What are the benefits of purchasing a package?

    There are lots of benefits to purchasing a package:

    1. You’ll save money!
    2. You’ll save time with a streamlined registration process!
    3. It includes Homecoming & Reunion's most popular events, plus a one-of-a-kind Homecoming & Reunion T-shirt.

  • Why can’t I add additional events a la carte after I’ve selected a package?

    If the event is already part of the package you’re purchasing, you cannot add any more tickets for that event unless you have added other guests.

    - First, go back to the guest screen. Please note: you should be able to access the guest screen by clicking on you browser's back button. If you receive a pop-up prompt asking if you’re sure you want to navigate away from the page, make sure to choose the option that says “leave page.”
    - Once you are at the guest screen, enter the name of the guest or guests you wish to buy tickets for.
    - When you reach the event selection screen again, you should be able to select the a la carte event you wish to purchase tickets for. 

  • Why can’t I register my guest?

    You must select Attendee Description first. You can find Attendee Description directly under the line that says “You may add up to 15 guests for this event.”

    - First choose “Alumni & Guests” from the dropdown menu.
    - Next, enter your guest’s first and last name. These are the only fields you are required to complete.
    - Finally, click on the green button at the top or bottom of the screen that says “Save this guest.”

  • Why isn’t there an XS size option for the Homecoming & Reunion adult unisex T-shirts?

    You can purchase a Youth large t-shirt, equivalent to an Adult XS. 

  • Where can I purchase football tickets for the Homecoming & Reunion game?

    You can purchase football tickets online at riceowls.com/hctix or call the ticket office at 713-348-OWLS (6957). Remember to use promo code HC2017 (case sensitive) when purchasing tickets to receive the discounted price of $25 per ticket.

    The deadline to order discounted tickets is Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. (CST).

    There will be no specific alumni or class section at the football game in order to allow for flexibility when choosing seats. If you would like to arrange seating for a large group, please contact the ticket office at 713-348-OWLS (6957).

  • Do I need to purchase a ticket for my child to attend the tailgate or football game?

    Tailgate tickets are available for children ages 5–12 for $10. Children 3 years and older will need a ticket for entry to the football game. 

  • Can I modify my online registration to make changes (i.e. add a guest or event)?

    If you would like to add events to your registration, please do not create a new registration. Unfortunately, the system does not consolidate registrations from the same user but instead creates an entirely separate registration.

    In order to ensure the best registration and check-in experience for you and your guests, we ask that you email any registration modifications to reunion@rice.edu with the changes needed, as well as a contact telephone number for us to reach you. Please allow three to five business days for us to process these changes to your registration.

    Once the modifications to your registration have been processed, you will receive a confirmation email. Changes to your registration will be accepted prior to the registration deadline of Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at noon (CST). Any changes needing to be made after the deadline can be made at the Homecoming & Reunion Headquarters starting on Friday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. 

  • What if I’ve missed the pre-registration deadline?

    You can still register on-site by visiting the Homecoming & Reunion Headquarters in Farnsworth Pavilion, located at the Ley Student Center, during the hours specified on the schedule. For directions, please visit the interactive campus map. Unfortunately, we cannot accept registrations over the phone after this deadline due to the preparation time needed for creating nametags, packets, etc.

  • Registration closed before I completed my registration. Can I still register and attend Homecoming & Reunion?

    Pre-registration closes at noon on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, but you can still attend! Walk-in registrants will be welcome at Homecoming & Reunion Headquarters in Farnsworth Pavilion, located at the Ley Student Center, during the hours specified on the schedule.  

  • I already registered online but can no longer attend Homecoming & Reunion. How can I get a refund?

    If you need a refund for packages or events and you contact us before Nov. 3 at reunion@rice.edu (or call 713-348-6094), we will be able to assist you. Unfortunately, we are not offering refunds for events not attended. Please try to notify our office as soon as possible if you do need to cancel your registration. In addition, refunds can take up to three to four weeks to process and that the time frame is dependent on the issuing bank. 

  • What if I can’t attend all the events I purchased in a package?

    If you’re not sure you can attend all the events that are part of your package, you can still register for individual events on the registration website.

    If you need a refund for packages or events and you contact us before Nov. 3 at reunion@rice.edu (or call 713-348-6094), we will be able to assist you. Unfortunately, we are not offering refunds for events not attended or individual events that were purchased as part of a package. Please try to notify our office as soon as possible if you need to cancel your registration. In addition, refunds can take up to three to four weeks to process and that the time frame is dependent on the issuing bank.

Weekend event information
  • Where can I find the latest information about weekend events and general information on visiting campus?

    Please be sure to check homecoming.rice.edu for the latest information on Homecoming & Reunion events and to see the full schedule of weekend activities. Please note: Times, venues and other event details may change or be updated, so check back often.

    If you pre-register, you will receive an email a few days prior to the weekend which will include important information and resources for your visit. This information will also be posted on the website prior to the weekend.

  • Where can I find event locations and directions to events?

    Visit homecoming.rice.edu for the latest information on Homecoming & Reunion events and to see the full schedule of weekend activities. Please note: Times, venues and other event details may change or be updated, so check back often.

    In addition, the online interactive campus map can help you easily find locations and directions for walking or driving.

Reunion information
  • What events should I register for?

    A great way to experience the highlights of Homecoming & Reunion and get the most out of your special weekend is with a reunion package, which includes:

    - (1) ticket to your Class Reunion celebration
    - (1) ticket to the Alumni Tailgate
    - (1) ticket to the All-Alumni Party
    - (1) 2017 Homecoming & Reunion commemorative T-shirt

    Also, please visit the online schedule for additional volunteer-coordinated reunion gatherings!

  • What is the dress code for the reunions?

    The suggested dress code for most of the evening reunion events is business casual or cocktail attire. The suggested dress code for the 50th Reunion Dinner on Friday night is cocktail attire to semiformal. Events that are during the day and afternoon as well as on Saturday are typically more casual.

  • What if my class isn’t having a reunion this year?

    We encourage everyone to attend the general Homecoming events, such as the All Alumni Town Hall and Mixer on Friday, the Alumni Tailgate and Family Fest on Saturday afternoon, All-Alumni Party on Saturday night, learning opportunities, tours and any other events that are not class specific.

    In addition, if you closely identify with another class year or would like to celebrate with that class, you’re welcome to join those reunions.

    Also, please visit the online schedule for additional volunteer-coordinated reunion gatherings!

Parking and campus transportation information
  • Where can I park and what are the parking rates?

    Free parking will be available in West Lot 5 and Greenbriar Lot G from 7 a.m. on Friday until noon on Sunday. Additionally, free parking will be available in West Lots 3 and 4 from 5 p.m. on Friday until noon on Sunday. Outside of these times, regular parking charges will apply. Regular parking charges will also apply to all other campus lots not listed here. Greenbriar Lot G and West Lots 3, 4 and 5 can be accessed via Campus Entrance 8 off University Boulevard or Campus Entrance 18 off Rice Boulevard.

    Please note, your name badge, which you will receive at check-in, will be required for access to free parking on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you wish to park in the above mentioned lots during Saturday's football game, you will be required to show your name badge for complimentary entry or the cost will be $5 (cash only). You can find other parking facilities and rates here.


    Name badges can be obtained by visiting the Homecoming & Reunion Headquarters in Farnsworth Pavilion, located at the Ley Student Center, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • How do I travel around campus between events?

    Rice has several bus routes available. The Inner Loop is a good option for traveling between events throughout the weekend. The Inner loop service operates from West Stadium and around the Inner Loop Monday–Friday from 6 a.m. to 10:45 p.m., every 8–10 minutes.

    To find more information about bus routes and a bus schedule overview, click here. In addition, you can access a bus tracker here to find the nearest bus. 

  • What if I need special arrangements for parking and getting around campus for myself or for my guest(s)?

    Accessible Parking is available in nearly all Rice University parking areas. Parking spaces are marked and are reserved for vehicles holding either a state or Rice issued accessible hangtag or state license plate. Accessible Parking spots are situated nearby shuttle stops for easy transportation. All Rice shuttles are equipped to carry passengers in vehicles, and provide this service either through a ramp or a lift. Please refer to our campus map for specific Accessible Parking locations.

    For questions, please contact the Parking Office at 713-348-2020 or by email at parking@rice.edu.

Check-in information
  • Where can I pick up my tickets, T-shirt(s) and name badge?

    When you arrive on campus, please pick up your registration packet at the Homecoming & Reunion Headquarters in Farnsworth Pavilion, part of the Ley Student Center in Rice Memorial Center. This packet will contain your official, commemorative Homecoming & Reunion name badge (which will be needed for free parking on Saturday) as well as maps, schedules and other important information. The Homecoming & Reunion Headquarters will be open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    You can also purchase additional tickets if needed at Homecoming & Reunion Headquarters.

General and campus information
  • Are there recommended hotels that offer special rates?

    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. Contact your preferred hotel for current rates. You can find hotel information here.

  • What are the dining options on campus?

    There are several dining options available on campus. You can find the locations and additional information on campus dining here.

  • Who can I contact if I have further questions?

    Contact us at reunion@rice.edu or call 713-348-6094.

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