A 5th Reunion to Remember

Save the date for your 5th reunion during Young Alumni Weekend, March 30-April 1!

Join Owls from the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to celebrate your milestone 5th reunion on Friday, March 31 as part of Young Alumni Weekend! Reconnect with friends and classmates at a special party in your honor.

Your reunion is one exciting part of Young Alumni Weekend, Rice’s celebration exclusively for those who have graduated within the past 10 years. Join your friends and classmates for three days of activities, including:

Brains in a Bar on Thursday, March 30
5th Reunion Celebration on Friday, March 31
Alumni Tent at Beer Bike on Saturday, April 1

More details and events will follow, so check back here to stay up to date about exciting reunion plans.

Thank you to all who joined us to make the inaugural Young Alumni Weekend and your 5th Reunion Celebration a success!

Owls from the Classes of 2015 and 2016 are invited to celebrate your milestone 5th Reunion during Rice’s inaugural Young Alumni Weekend! On Friday, April 1, reconnect with friends and classmates at a special party in your honor, featuring dinner, beer/wine, a Rice-themed cocktail, music from DJ Chaney ’13 and more.

Extend the fun March 31-April 2 with events on campus and in Houston as part of Young Alumni Weekend, an inaugural celebration for the Classes of 2011-2021. What could be better than three days of fun, beer and friends? The weekend culminates with every Owl’s favorite tradition: Beer Bike! Register below for all events, including your reunion and the Alumni Tent at Beer Bike.

Online pre-registration has closed but walk-ins are welcome.
Please contact the office of Alumni Relations at alumni@rice.edu with any questions.

Please note: Event details are subject to change in accordance with Rice University health guidelines.

Reunion Giving

Did you know that 36% of alumni who give to the Rice Annual Fund choose to do so during their class’s reunion giving campaigns?

Your reunion giving gift powers student life and learning on campus, helping to maintain and enhance the Rice experience. Please consider adding a reunion gift to your registration or give directly.

2016 Reunion Giving Chairs
  • Michael A. Donatti
  • William R. Eldridge
  • Shelby Kuhn
2016 Reunion Giving Committee
  • Jonathan Capo
  • Adrian E. Celaya
  • Adrian R. Jones
  • Charlotte R. Larson
  • Eric Chieh Hsiu Lee
  • Kathy W. Li
  • Alison C. Lindsay
  • Lindsey P. Morgan
  • Casondra A. Peretore
  • Lara G. Pferdehirt
  • Lauren M. Rutherford
  • Colin C. Shaw
  • Karly A. Summerlin


Thursday, March 31

Brains in a Bar

Brains in a Bar
6-8 p.m.
Pricing: $15 Walk Up

Grab a drink at True Anomaly Brewing Company for this mix of socializing and learning in a fun and casual environment, featuring introductory remarks by Association of Rice Alumni (ARA) president Monique Shankle '86 and an engaging conversation between event host and current Young Alumni Ambassador Timothy Harrison '20 and Rice University President David W. Leebron. Price includes two drink tickets.

Friday, April 1


Picnic at Valhalla
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pricing: $15 Walk Up

Bites and brews await you at this sacred spot on campus. Enjoy a cold beverage (or two) at our outdoor picnic and munch on hot dogs, sliders and dessert. Vegan options available.

Reunion Party

Your 5th Reunion Celebration
7-9:30 p.m.
Anderson-Clarke Center
Pricing: $50 Walk Up

We're throwing a special party in your honor! Ticket price includes dinner, dessert, beer/wine and a Rice-themed signature cocktail.

Saturday, April 2

Alumni Tent at Beer Bike

Alumni Tent at Beer Bike
Greenbriar Lot outside of Rice Stadium
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pricing: $15 Walk Up for Young Alumni (Classes of 2011-2021), $20 for all others

Fuel your Beer Bike fun with breakfast tacos, mimosas, pizza, beer, cider and more at the Alumni Tent.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is advance registration required?

While advance registration is not required, it is strongly encouraged. Walk-ups are welcome.

Does Young Alumni Weekend include the Alumni Tent at Beer Bike?

Yes, Young Alumni Weekend culminates with the entire Rice community at the Alumni Tent at Beer Bike. When you register for your 5th Reunion Celebration, you can also register for Young Alumni Weekend and the Alumni Tent at Beer Bike.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a government-issued ID (driver’s license or passport) to all events.

Where can I park for on-campus events, including Picnic at Valhalla and the Alumni Tent at Beer Bike?

Parking is available on campus. The best spots for Young Alumni Weekend would be the South Stadium and West Lots. Please visit parking.rice.edu/visitor for information regarding parking rates and facilities for visitors.

Will you accept Apple Pay or Venmo at any events during the weekend?

No, we are not able to accept payments using Apple Pay or Venmo. Credit and debit payments only.

Can alumni visit the residential colleges?

No, alumni should not for any reason visit the colleges before, during or after the event as many have in past years.

Which entrance should alumni use to access the Alumni Tent at Beer Bike?

Alumni should only use the Greenbriar Lot entry. If any alumni guests try to enter on the other side to cross the track they will be instructed to go around on the sidewalks to the Greenbriar entrance.

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