The Rice Portal

The Rice Portal gives alumni and friends access to a variety of online resources to connect with each other and engage with the university. To sign up for your Rice Portal account, visit riceconnect.rice.edu. Please allow 3-5 business days for your account to be activated.

Please read our frequently asked questions below for more information or contact arahelp@rice.edu for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who has access to the Rice Portal?

All members of the Rice community, including alumni and friends, are welcome to create a user account. The content that each user will see will vary, depending on the user’s relationship to the university.

I signed up for an account — when can I access the Portal?

You will be given provisional access to the Rice Portal upon signing up for an account, although you will not gain full access until we process your request and can verify your relationship to the university. Once you gain full access, you will be able to view and update your personal contact information and update your communication preferences. In addition, Rice alumni will have access to Rice Alumni Directory, Owlmanac Online (a new class notes site) and Fondren Library resources.

What can alumni do in the new Rice Portal?

The portal will provide access to a variety of tools and resources for alumni to:

  • Find other alumni through the Rice Alumni Directory.
  • Stay in touch with the Rice community by updating your contact information and communication preferences.
  • Request a Rice Alumni email address.
  • Access Fondren Library resources.
  • Read the latest issue of the Owlmanac Class Notes magazine and submit a class note for the next issue.
  • Expedite your giving and your event registration.
What can Rice friends (non-alumni) users do in the Portal?

Most users to the Rice portal will be able to:

  • Stay in touch with the Rice community by updating your contact information and communication preferences.
  • Expedite your giving and your event registration.
  • Some users will have access to additional content depending on their relationship to the university.
  • Navigate to other Rice resources, including Sallyportal and the Rice Volunteer websites.

Some users will have access to additional content depending on their relationship to the university.

Can I update communication preferences in the new system?

Yes! We want to honor your preferences and give you more options to manage your email and mail communications. Please feel free to update your preferences in the new Rice Portal.

What is the difference between the Rice Portal and Sallyportal?

Although they both share the word “portal” in their names, they each offer unique services to the Rice community.

The Rice Portal, formerly known as Alumni Online Services, provides alumni access to the Rice Alumni Directory, Owlmanac Online and Fondren Library’s online resources. The Rice Portal also allows you to update your contact information and manage your communication preferences to ensure that you receive your preferred Rice publications.

Sallyportal.org, Rice University’s online professional development site, allows alumni, students and parents to connect in support of professional mentorship and to share career opportunities.

How do I change my password?

To reset your password, simply visit the Rice Portal homepage and click "reset password" under the login button. You will then be sent a link to your Rice Portal email address to start the password reset process. Please note: your Rice Portal login might be different than your primary email address on file. If you are still experiencing trouble resetting your password, please email arahelp@rice.edu.

How often do I need to change my password?

Starting in 2022, you will need to reset your password every year. Length and character requirements will be listed when you go to change your password. You will also not be allowed to use any of your previous six passwords.

My browser is not supported. What do I do?

The Rice Portal does not support Internet Explorer. Any other browsers should work. If you are not using Internet Explorer and are still experiencing trouble, please email arahelp@rice.edu.

Questions? Contact arahelp@rice.edu.