Young Alumni Weekend & Alumni Tent at Beer Bike

Owls from the Classes of 2012-2022 are invited to extend their Beer Bike experience during Young Alumni Weekend with events March 30-April 1, including Brains in a Bar and Picnic at Valhalla.

Revisit campus for three days of fun, where you can reconnect with old friends, make new ones and celebrate your experiences as a Rice Owl. The exciting weekend culminates with the Alumni Tent at Beer Bike on April 1. See the full lineup of events below!

Register button

Online early bird registration ends Wednesday, March 29.

Classes of 2017 & 2018

Register here for your 5th Reunion, Young Alumni Weekend and Beer Bike!


Thursday, March 30

Brains in a Bar

Brains in a Bar
6-8 p.m.
Pricing: $10 Early Bird; $15 Walk Up

Grab a drink at a Houston hot spot (location coming soon) and listen to a member of the Rice community.

Friday, March 31


Picnic at Valhalla
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pricing: $10 Early Bird; $15 Walk Up

Bites and brews await you at this sacred spot on campus. Enjoy a cold beverage (or two) at our outdoor picnic.

Saturday, April 1

Alumni Tent at Beer Bike

Alumni Tent at Beer Bike
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Young Alumni: $10 Early Bird; $15 Walk Up
Alumni and friends: $15 Early Bird; $20 Walk Up

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

Register button

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 the Picnic at Valhalla are the North Lots. South Stadium and West Lots are 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?

We are not able to accept payments using Apple Pay or Venmo. Credit and debit payments are accepted.

Can alumni visit the residential colleges?

No, alumni should not for any reason visit the colleges before, during or after the event.

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.