Alumni Education

Classroom Connect

Each year the Association of Rice Alumni partners with the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies to bring alumni and friends Classroom Connect. The program features lectures by some of Rice’s top faculty, Lunch & Learn, and hands-on immersive learning experiences in Rice's state-of-the-art laboratories, studios and performance halls. Learn More.


Sallyportal is an online resource exclusively for the Rice community that connects alumni, students and parents around professional development. Learn More.

President's Lecture Series

Each year, the President’s Lecture Series brings to the Rice University campus a variety of stimulating speakers on a range of topics. Rice is pleased to offer the PLS as a means of enhancing the intellectual life not only of the Rice community, but also of our neighbors throughout the city of Houston. Learn More.

Meet the Author Series

This program is offered in partnership with the Friends of Fondren Library. Each semester a Rice alumni or faculty member discusses a book they have written followed by a reception where guests can meet the author. Learn More.

Brains in a Bar Series

The Association of Rice Alumni "Brains in a Bar" series mixes socializing and learning in a fun and casual environment. With a discussion led by an expert in a particular discipline at one of Houston’s hottest venues, join fellow Owls, grab a drink, and experience learning like never before. Learn More.

Continuing Studies

The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies furthers Rice University’s commitment to educational outreach by providing lifelong personal and professional development opportunities to the greater Houston community and beyond. Learn More.

Friends of International Students and Scholars

International Friends at Rice is an opportunity for a local family, or Rice community member who travels to Houston frequently, to meet and become friends with an international student. Volunteers are asked to meet with their students about 3-4 times during the student's first 6 months at Rice. This volunteer position is open to Rice Alumni, parents, friends and staff. Learn More.

Community Connections & Opportunities

There are a variety of lifelong learning opportunities available “beyond the hedges” that Rice alumni, friends, and parents are invited to experience to bring learning to life. Learn More.