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!
What did President Leebron & Jimmy Carter talk about when the former POTUS visited campus? Did he ever participate in Baker 13? What email subject line does @davidleebron look forward to never receiving again? Answers tonight at Brains in a Bar during #RiceYoungAlumni Weekend! pic.twitter.com/M71g7ZadMl— Rice Alumni (@ricealumni) April 1, 2022
It’s a beautiful day for a picnic and the #RiceYoungAlumni Weekend Picnic at @ValhallaRiceU did not disappoint. We’re looking forward to more gorgeous weather at this evening’s Young Alumni Meetup and the 5th Reunion of Classes 2015 & 2016. See you there! pic.twitter.com/J1wQEi1OHD— Rice Alumni (@ricealumni) April 1, 2022
There's nothing like Golden Hour during early spring in Houston. Many thanks to ARA Board member Matthew Andrade Cheney '10 '14 for leading our casual walk in Memorial Park, part of #RiceYoungAlumni Weekend. CheneyForensics pic.twitter.com/aJGJA9zCwU— Rice Alumni (@ricealumni) April 2, 2022
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 email@example.com with any questions.
Please note: Event details are subject to change in accordance with Rice University health guidelines.
Classes of 2015 & 2016
Click here for information about your 5th Reunion, Young Alumni Weekend and Beer Bike!
Thursday, March 31
Brains in a Bar
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 at Memorial Park
Saturday, April 2
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 parking.rice.edu/visitor 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.