This summer, the Association of Rice Alumni will welcome incoming Owls and their families to Rice University through virtual New Student Celebrations. This format allows us to safely meet even more members of the Class of 2024 and introduce them to alumni, other families and current students from their home area. New Student Celebrations are the perfect setting to ask questions about Rice, college life in general and living in Houston — and to make new friends before you even step foot on campus!
Although we can’t meet in person in cities across the U.S. and internationally, we have some special surprises and fun activities planned to ensure incoming students and their families become fully immersed in the Rice spirit. Each New Student Celebration will be held over Zoom and feature a “Welcome to the Family” webinar, followed by a regional meet and greet with alumni, current students and fellow members of the Class of 2024.
For tips, how-tos and more information on the virtual New Student Celebration experience, check out this helpful guide!
If you’re unable to make the event in your area, we encourage you to register for one that best fits your schedule! If you do not see a location for your exact city, state or country, please choose the meet and greet closest to you, within your same time zone or the most convenient for you. If you’re unable to attend any of the New Student Celebrations, you can register to receive the information via email.
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