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Rice Alumni Benefits Perks from the Perch

As a Rice alum, you have access to an array of exclusive benefits and resources, specially curated for you by Rice’s Office of Alumni Relations. Browse the full array of benefits below, including hotel discounts, memberships with campus partners and much, much more.

To access all of the benefit discount codes as part of the Rice Alumni Benefits Program, log in to your Rice Portal.

Questions? See our FAQ below or send us an email at alumni@rice.edu.

 

Campus Benefits
 

Faculty Club at Cohen House

As an alum, you can become a member of the Rice University Faculty Club at Cohen House on Rice’s campus. Member privileges include dining at the club for lunch, reserving private rooms, renting the Cohen House for private events and more. 

To become a member of the Faculty Club at Cohen House, please complete the Membership Application Form (which can be mailed, scanned or emailed to the address listed on the form). If you have membership questions, call 713-348-4000 or email club@rice.edu

Fondren Library

Rice alumni have remote access to a wide range of Fondren Library’s online resources. You can access the Rice Alumni Digital Library through your Rice Portal account.  

In addition, Rice alumni can join the Friends of Fondren Library (FoFL) for a reduced membership fee. Membership benefits include the ability to borrow print titles and invitations to a wide variety of social events. To take advantage of this offer, sign up for an alumni account online.

Barbara and David Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center

Alumni can purchase a Barbara and David Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center membership. The center has over 11 unique fitness and wellness programs and 9,000 square feet of state-of-the-art weight and cardio equipment. 

To access a membership application, visit recreation.rice.edu/memberships. Please note: memberships are offered as they become available; you may be added to a waitlist.

Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Continue your lifelong learning at Rice with the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Alumni receive a 10% discount when you enroll in most offerings. 

To take advantage of the Rice Alumni discount, please contact the Glasscock School at 713-348-4803 before registering for a course.

Please note that this offer cannot be applied to Tech Boot Camps. 

Jones Graduate School of Business

Become the leader you were meant to be with Rice Business Executive Education. Alumni receive 20% off tuition from the following programs: The Leadership Accelerator, Leading Innovation, and Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers. Additionally, alumni receive 10% off CoachRICE: A Leadership Coaching Program. During the application process, make sure to check the "Rice University alumni" box in the menu for special program rates.

Participants are eligible for discount pending acceptance into program.

To access the benefit discount code, log in to your Rice Portal.

Marching Owls Band

As an alum, you can perform with the Marching Owls Band (MOB)!

Contact Chuck Throckmorton, MOB director, for more information.

Parking

Purchase a discounted Rice parking permit. Parking permits are sold annually to alumni who have graduated from Rice University with either an undergraduate or graduate degree. You will have access to all visitor lots from 4:30 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and 7 a.m. to midnight on weekends. You will also have everyday access to the Greenbriar Lot from 7 a.m. to midnight.

If you have questions, contact parking@rice.edu or 713-348-2020.

R-STEM Summer Student Programs for Grades 2-12

Enjoy 10% off summer enrichment programs for elementary, middle and high school students on topics such as computer science, 3D printing and biotech. 

Email stem@rice.edu or call 713-348-8211 before registering.

Shepherd School Opera Performances

Alumni receive $10 off Zones 1-3 for the Shepherd School's fully-staged opera performances. 

To access the benefit discount code, log in to your Rice Portal.

For assistance or more information, call 713-348-8000 or email contactshepherd@rice.edu

 

Travel and Recreation
 

Emirates Airline

Enjoy up to $35 off Economy and up to $100 off Premium Economy and Business Class from BOS, DFW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCO, MIA, ORD, SEA and SFO. 

Emirates connects the world to, and through, its global hub in Dubai. They operate modern, efficient and comfortable aircraft, and their culturally diverse workforce delivers award-winning services to their customers across six continents every day.

To access the benefit discount code, log in to your Rice Portal

FastPark & Relax

Join the Relax for Rewards program and get discounted airport parking in Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Orlando, Raleigh and Tucson.

FastPark & Relax has been dedicated to offering travelers a better alternative to traditional airport parking since the early 1980s, offering convenience, comfort and customer service competitors simply can't match.

To access the benefit discount code, log in to your Rice Portal. For assistance or more information, call 414-322-2560 or email kcarnahan@thefastpark.com.

Four Seasons

Enjoy 25% off all rooms at the Four Seasons in downtown Houston. 

After a day exploring the city, unwind at the rooftop pool oasis, enjoy the ultimate in entertainment at the Topgolf Swing Suites, indulge and pamper at The Spa and the Krigler perfumery boutique, and savor flavorful dishes from Chef Partner Richard Sandoval at Toro Toro and Bayou & Bottle.

To access the benefit discount code, log in to your Rice Portal. For more information, call 800-734-4114 or email res.houston@fourseasons.com.

Hotel ZaZa

Enjoy a special discounted hotel rate available to Rice alumni.

Situated in the heart of the vibrant Museum District, world-renowned Texas Medical Center, Rice University and thriving downtown central business district, Hotel ZaZa Houston is an unexpected feast for the senses.

To access the benefit discount code, log in to your Rice Portal. For more information, call 888-880-3244 or email Reservations@HotelZaza.com.

Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District

Enjoy a special discounted hotel rate available to Rice alumni.

Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District offers direct access to the Texas Medical Center via a skybridge. Rice University, NRG Stadium, the Museum District and Hermann Park are all near the hotel in downtown Houston, TX.

To access the benefit discount code, log in to your Rice Portal. For more information, call 713-770-8140.

Hyatt House

Enjoy a special discounted hotel rate available to Rice alumni.

Make yourself at home in Houston with extended-stay suites on the south side of the Texas Medical Center campus. Settle into spacious rooms that put comfort first, with options featuring full kitchens with a stove, refrigerator, and pots and pans. 

To access the benefit discount code, log in to your Rice Portal. For more information, call 346-502-4704.

Hyatt Place

Enjoy a special discounted hotel rate available to Rice alumni.

At Hyatt Place Houston Medical Center, you’ll enjoy spacious rooms, free breakfast and easy access to popular activities in and around downtown Houston, including NRG Stadium, Texas Medical Center, the Houston Zoo and Rice University.

To access the benefit discount code, log in to your Rice Portal. For more information, call 346-502-4703.

InterContinental Houston

Enjoy a special discounted hotel rate available to Rice alumni.

From its 354 elegant rooms and suites, exceptional event spaces, terrace pool, and signature Mediterranean restaurant, Safina, InterContinental Houston has everything you need for a sophisticated and comfortable stay. This newly built hotel is located at just under a mile from Rice University and offers complimentary shuttle transportation within 2 miles. Modern comforts include Nespresso coffee machine and tea kettles, mini refrigerators, plush robes and slippers, a work desk, and video streaming capabilities.
 

To access the benefit discount code, log in to your Rice Portal. For more information, email HoustonReservations@ihg.com or call 877-666-3243 and ask for the Rice University rate.

The Westin Oaks Houston

Enjoy 10% off all rates at The Westin Oaks Houston. 

Nestled in the heart of vibrant Uptown Houston, The Westin Oaks Houston at The Galleria offers an unparalleled blend of versatility and convenience. Indulge in the reimagined guest rooms and suites, each featuring the luxurious king Westin Heavenly® Beds, smart TVs and rejuvenating Westin Heavenly® Bath amenities.

To access the benefit discount code, log in to your Rice Portal. For more information, call 888-236-2427.

 

Alumni-Owned Businesses
 

Kani Kettu

Enjoy 15% off any order (on sale or regular priced items).

Kani Kettu | Nordic Yarn was founded with the mission to support the growth and continuation of the fiber arts through high quality, environmentally friendly yarns. They source from independent yarn brands across Scandinavia, Japan and the United States. Shop online at kanikettu.shop or in-person at the HWY-249/Cypresswood location.

To access the benefit discount code, log in to your Rice Portal. For more information, call 281-758-2838 or email sales@kanikettu.com.

Kidcreate Studio

Enjoy a 15% discount on Kidcreate Studio summer camps and classes held in the studio and at various pop-up locations.

Kidcreate Studio is committed to providing top-notch art classes, camps, parties and virtual workshops for children, aiming to inspire and educate in a fun and encouraging environment where making a mess is the best. Their dedicated team of instructors is passionate about nurturing each child's artistic talents and fostering a love for creativity, exploring with mixed media, slime and clay!

To access the benefit discount code, log in to your Rice Portal. For more information, call 713-344-9701.

 

FAQ:

HOW DO I ACCESS BENEFIT DISCOUNT CODES?

Log in to your Rice Portal and click Alumni Benefits Program under Links and Resources. Alumni can also email alumni@rice.edu for discount codes.

HOW DO I RECEIVE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS ABOUT THE RICE ALUMNI BENEFITS PROGRAM?

By completing or updating your contact information, you will ensure that you receive the quarterly Alumni Benefits Program newsletter and offers about alumni specific discounts.

I DON'T LIVE IN HOUSTON. ARE BENEFITS STILL AVAILABLE IN MY AREA?

Yes. Multiple benefits can be redeemed throughout the United States.

I HAVE A BENEFIT SUGGESTION. HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH?

We’d love to hear from you! Fill out the Alumni Benefits Program suggestion form.

HOW DO I ACCESS THE RICE PORTAL?

If you already have a Rice Portal account, you can access it at riceconnect.rice.edu. To sign up for your Rice Portal account, visit riceconnect.rice.edu/login and click “New User Registration.” Please allow 3-5 business days for account activation. Users receive a “Welcome to the Rice Portal” email as confirmation of account activation once their relationship to the university is verified. If you do not receive confirmation, please reach out to arahelp@rice.edu.

We recommend that new alumni use a personal, more permanent email address, not their Rice student address when registering for the Rice Portal.