Most trip pricing is based on double occupancy, or two people sharing a room or cabin. Many of the trips offered will charge a single supplement for those who wish to room alone. On most tours, a limited number of single rooms are available. Single travelers can request to be matched with a roommate in order to reduce their cost. The tour company will strive to find a compatible partner of the same gender to share a room; however, the single supplement is required if a roommate cannot be found.
The Traveling Owls program also maintains a Single Traveler Registry. If you travel as a single, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the Single Traveler Registry. When a single traveler inquires about the possibility of a roommate, our office would do an email introduction between single travelers to determine if each is a match.
Available to all alumni traveling, whether on a Traveling Owls trip or not, Rice travelers are eligible to receive parking discount at both FastPark Houston locations (Intercontinental Airport IAH and Houston Hobby HOU). To receive the discounted rate, click here to register for a free membership. When registering, you will need to enter corporate code BAA227 and indicate Rice University as the company name upon enrollment to receive the discount.
In addition to the Houston locations, discounts are also available at the FastPark locations in Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Orlando, Raleigh, and Tucson. The discounted parking rate varies by location and will be displayed when clicking on the above link and entering corporate code BAA227 and Rice University as the company name upon enrollment.
Not only do Rice alumni travelers receive the parking discount, but also other benefits including free parking accumulated with each day parked, complimentary pick up/drop off at your car, secured facilities, guaranteed parking availability, and free bottled water and newspapers.