Each year the Association of Rice Alumni partners with the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies to bring alumni and friends Classroom Connect. The program features lectures by some of Rice’s top faculty, Lunch & Learn, and hands-on immersive learning experiences in Rice's state-of-the-art laboratories, studios and performance halls. Learn More.
President's Lecture Series
Each year, the President’s Lecture Series brings to the Rice University campus a variety of stimulating speakers on a range of topics. Rice is pleased to offer the PLS as a means of enhancing the intellectual life not only of the Rice community, but also of our neighbors throughout the city of Houston. Learn More.
Meet the Author Series
This program is offered in partnership with the Friends of Fondren Library. Each semester a Rice alumni or faculty member discusses a book they have written followed by a reception where guests can meet the author. Learn More.
Brains in a Bar Series
The Association of Rice Alumni "Brains in a Bar" series mixes socializing and learning in a fun and casual environment. With a discussion led by an expert in a particular discipline at one of Houston’s hottest venues, join fellow Owls, grab a drink, and experience learning like never before. Learn More.
Online Learning for Rice Alumni
Rice University is one of the leading innovators in digital education, whether setting the standard for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) or utilizing new technology to create more personalized and adaptive learning approaches for students and community members. Of course, the benefits extend to Rice alumni! Learn More.
Events & Programs
Ranging from lectures during Families Weekend, lectures from top faculty members given around the world, and alumni panels during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, the Association of Rice Alumni is hosts events and programs designed with an intentional focus on education and lifelong learning. Learn More.
Friends of International Students and Scholars
FISS is an opportunity for you and a local family to meet and become friends during the year. The families enjoy getting to know international students and helping them feel at home, and are interested in learning about other countries. Learn More.
Community Connections & Opportunities
There are a variety of lifelong learning opportunities available “beyond the hedges” that Rice alumni, friends, and parents are invited to experience to bring learning to life. Learn More.