Young Alumni Weekend & Beer Bike

Thank you to all who joined us to make the inaugural Young Alumni Weekend on March 31-April 2, 2022, a success!

Go beyond Beer Bike with Young Alumni Weekend! Owls from the Classes of 2011-2021 are invited to extend their Beer Bike experience with exclusive events March 31 - April 2, including Brains in a Bar, Picnic at Valhalla and Young Alumni Meetup at Memorial Park. The weekend culminates with the entire Rice community at Beer Bike. See the full lineup of events below!

Online pre-registration has closed but walk-ins are welcome.
Please contact the office of Alumni Relations at with any questions.

Please note: Event details are subject to change in accordance with Rice University health guidelines.

Classes of 2015 & 2016

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Thursday, March 31

Brains in a Bar

Brains in a Bar
6-8 p.m.
Pricing: $15 Walk Up

Grab a drink at True Anomaly Brewing Company for this mix of socializing and learning in a fun and casual environment, featuring introductory remarks by Association of Rice Alumni (ARA) president Monique Shankle '86 and an engaging conversation between event host and current Young Alumni Ambassador Timothy Harrison '20 and Rice University President David W. Leebron. Price includes two drink tickets.

Friday, April 1


Picnic at Valhalla
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pricing: $15 Walk Up

Bites and brews await you at this sacred spot on campus. Enjoy a cold beverage (or more) at our outdoor picnic and munch on hot dogs, sliders and dessert. Vegan options available.

Young Alumni Meetup

Young Alumni Meetup at Memorial Park
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Pricing: Free

Lace up your sneakers and boost your endorphins! Meet us at Memorial Park Tennis Center for a casual walk/run, hosted by ARA Board member Matthew Andrade Cheney '10 '14.

Saturday, April 2

Alumni Tent at Beer Bike

Alumni Tent at Beer Bike
Greenbriar Lot outside of Rice Stadium
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pricing: $15 Walk Up for Young Alumni (Classes of 2011-2021), $20 all others

Fuel your Beer Bike fun with breakfast tacos, mimosas, pizza, beer, cider and more at the Alumni Tent.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is advance registration required?

While advance registration is not required, it is strongly encouraged. Walk-ups are welcome.

Does Young Alumni Weekend include the Alumni Tent at Beer Bike?

Yes, Young Alumni Weekend culminates with the entire Rice community at the Alumni Tent at Beer Bike. You can register for the Alumni Tent at Beer Bike via Young Alumni Weekend registration.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a government-issued ID (driver’s license or passport) to all events.

Where can I park for on-campus events, including Picnic at Valhalla and the Alumni Tent at Beer Bike?

Parking is available on campus. The best spots for Picnic at Valhalla would be the North Lots. South Stadium and West Lots would be best suited for Beer Bike. Please visit for information regarding parking rates and facilities for visitors.

Will you accept Apple Pay or Venmo at any events during the weekend?

No, we are not able to accept payments using Apple Pay or Venmo. Credit and debit payments only.

Can alumni visit the residential colleges?

No, alumni should not for any reason visit the colleges before, during or after the event as many have in past years.

Which entrance should alumni use to access the Alumni Tent at Beer Bike?

Alumni should only use the Greenbriar Lot entry. If any alumni guests try to enter on the other side to cross the track they will be instructed to go around on the sidewalks to the Greenbriar entrance.

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