Traveling Owls Disclaimer

The Office of Alumni Relations at Rice University provides a service to forge relationships with alumni, parents, faculty, and friends of Rice through life-long learning opportunities.

The University serves only as the sponsor of the travel program and is not the tour operator. All travelers will make their trip arrangements with and payments to the tour operator. Each tour company sets its own cancellation and refund policies.

For information concerning possible dangers at international destinations, contact the US State Department, 202-647-5225, or access the State Department’s online travel advisory service. For medical information, call the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at 800-232-4636 or visit the CDC website.

By embarking upon his/her travel, the traveler voluntarily assumes all risk involved in such travel—whether expected or unexpected. Traveler is hereby warned of the above risks as well as possible travel industry bankruptcies and medical and climatic disruptions, and the possibility traveler may be unable to travel as scheduled because of personal emergency. Traveler is advised to consider obtaining appropriate insurance coverage against these risks. Information regarding travel insurance is available from the tour operator. Traveler’s retention of tickets, reservations, or booking after issuance shall constitute a consent to the above and an agreement on his/her part to convey the contents hereto to his/her travel companions or group members.

We are working with our tour operators to currently monitor the impact of COVID-19 and the need to potentially cancel or postpone trips to keep the safety of our travelers a top priority. If you have questions regarding the current status of your specific trip, please contact the tour operator offering the trip directly for the most updated information.

Traveling Owls

The Rice Alumni Traveling Owls program serves as a catalyst for lifelong learning and strengthens bonds between Rice University alumni and friends. With a commitment to education, engagement, exploration and excellence, the Traveling Owls program is designed to create exciting intellectual itineraries unlike any other travel opportunities, while sustaining enthusiasm for knowledge and building relationships among fellow Owls.