Digital Downloads

Here are some resources to bring a little bit of Rice University into your home – a children’s activity book, Zoom backgrounds and more. Remember to share with us how you’re staying virtually connected with the Rice community by using #VirtuOWLConnections on social media!

Rice Owls Coloring Book

Explore fun activities for the whole family in the Rice-themed Children's Activity Book!

The Hoot Children's Activity Book

VirtuOWL Zoom Backgrounds

Bring your online classes or virtual meetings back inside the hedges with these custom Rice Zoom backgrounds!

How to use the backgrounds:

  1. Right click on any of the images below and choose "Save Image As" to save it to your computer.

  2. In your Zoom meeting, click the ^ next to "Start/Stop Video" and select “Choose Virtual Background.”

  3. Click the “+” next to Choose Virtual Background to upload your image and set your background!

  4. Don't forget to uncheck the "Mirror my video" box option under Video Settings.

Missing Rice sports? Check out these Zoom backgrounds from Rice Athletics!

Choose a familiar campus scene as your Zoom background with these new options from Public Affairs!

Rice Owl

Lovett Hall

Rice Academic Quad

Rice azaleas


Rice Owls

Baker College

Brown College

Duncan College

Hanzen College

Jones College

Lovett College

Martel College

McMurtury College

Sid Rich

Wiess College

Will RIce College