We are excited to welcome Rice alumni and friends to campus Nov. 3-4 for Alumni Weekend. Use these resources to help plan your visit.
- Where do I check in?
Upon your arrival, check in at Alumni Weekend Headquarters located in the Anderson-Clarke Center during the hours noted below. At this location, you will be able to pick up name badges, ask questions and/or make any registration modifications. If you purchased a ticket bundle, you'll receive your commemorative pennant at this time. Please note that the commemorative pennant must be picked up at Headquarters during operating hours (listed below). Pennants will not be mailed or shipped.
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please note that we are not able to accept payments using Apple Pay or Venmo. Credit and debit payments only.
- Is parking available on campus?
Parking is free in West Lot 4 during Alumni Weekend. Additional parking is available in West Lot 3 and Greenbriar Lot. You will need to show the gate attendant your Alumni Weekend badge for entry. If needed, there are a limited number of 15-minute parking spots at Headquarters (located behind the Anderson-Clarke Center).
- Why should I register early?
Walk-up registration is available at Headquarters. We strongly encourage advance registration to give our support teams the information required to give each attendee an experience to remember. Alumni Weekend ticket bundles are only available pre-registration, ending October 29. As an added bonus, bundle purchasers will receive an exclusive commemorative pennant that can be picked up at headquarters when checking in. Advance registration also benefits you as prices increase for walk-up registrants.
If registering in advance, please be advised that the deadline for canceling registration and receiving a refund is October 29.
Please note that walk-up registration is a cashless process. Additionally, we are not able to accept payments using Apple Pay or Venmo. Credit and debit payments only.
- What does the Alumni Weekend Tailgate and Family Fest price include?
Price includes BBQ plate and unlimited water, tea and lemonade. Sodas, wine and beer will be available for purchase. Vegetarian options are also available. Activities include lawn games for all and inflatables for children.
- Will in-person events be canceled if it rains?
Rain or shine, all in-person events will continue. Please dress appropriately for the weather and event occasion.
- Can alumni visit the residential colleges?
Each residential college will host an event for alumni on Friday, Nov. 3. Alumni should not visit the college outside of those hours.
- Will there be activities for children?
Children of all ages are welcome to attend Alumni Weekend! The Alumni Weekend Tailgate and Family Fest on Saturday, Nov. 4, will feature family-friendly games and activities.
- Where do I purchase tickets to the Rice football game?
Football tickets can be purchased via Alumni Weekend registration until Oct. 29. (Digital tickets can still be purchased through Rice Athletics up until the game day and at the box office.) Tickets will be sent to registrants via Rice Athletics the week of Alumni Weekend.
Visit riceowls.com/myaccount or download the Rice Owls Game Day App to access your Account Manager. If you have not previously logged on to your account, click on “Sign Up” and you will be prompted to set up an account to access your tickets. Please make sure to use the same email that was used to purchase your tickets. Once logged in, your tickets will appear under “Manage Tickets.”
For questions, please contact the ticket office at 713-348-OWLS (6957).
- What classes are celebrating a reunion?
If your class year ends in 3 or 8, then you are celebrating a reunion (with the exception of the class of 2018, who held their reunion celebration in the spring).
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- Navigating Campus
There will also be printed maps available at Headquarters, located in the Anderson-Clarke Center.
Visitors to campus have access to Rice’s shuttle system that circles the university’s inner loop and connect Rice Stadium, the Annex Building (near RUPD, post office, etc.), Graduate Apartments on Bissonnet and Rice Village Apartments to the rest of campus. Explore available shuttles and specific routes.
If you have additional questions, please call 713-348-6094 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.