Your journey at Rice doesn’t end with a diploma. What you’ve gained here — an elite education, a bold spirit and an always curious mind — stays with you wherever you go. And so do we.

Rice Young Alumni is a home for all undergraduate and graduate Owls who have graduated within the past 10 years. Here, you can find opportunities and resources for your next chapter in life, from professional to personal.
Find new beginnings beyond the hedges.

Events & Programs

Made just for you.

Young Alumni Life Series
From buying a car to buying a house, negotiating salaries to climbing the career ladder, the Young Alumni Life Series connects Rice young alumni with industry experts to share information and answer questions regarding important topics at this stage of life. Watch each of our previous virtual sessions.

Young Alumni Weekend
Save the date for the second annual Young Alumni Weekend on March 30-April 1, 2023! This event combines many of our favorite programs developed exclusively for young alumni, as well as the Alumni Tent at Beer Bike. More details to follow in the coming months.

Beer Bike Alumni Tent
Come together with the entire Rice community for food, drink and friendly competition at the Beer Bike Alumni Tent.

Young Alumni Ambassadors
Rice Young Alumni Ambassadors serve as official representatives for the Association of Rice Alumni (ARA) and its programs.

Career Resources

Put the Rice network to work with these resources available right at your fingertips.

An online platform exclusively for Rice Owls, Sallyportal connects you with Rice community members in more than 100 industries. Start building your Rice network today.

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Work with career counselors and advisors to update your resume, outline your career goals, practice interviewing and more.

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Boot camps and certificate programs further equip you with the skills needed to be successful. Learn more about the Digital Skills Boot Camp, Paralegal Certificate, Certified Financial Planner Certificate and Project Management Professional Certificate.

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Get involved and make an impact.

Young Alumni Ambassador Program

Help keep the cohort engaged by serving as a resource for fellow young alums as a Young Alumni Ambassador. Greet Owls who are moving to your city, spread the word to friends about events and program, host events or serve as a featured speaker and more. Learn more about how to get involved!

YA Ambassadors


Add more Owls to your social circle.

Houston Regional group

Regional Groups


Located all over the globe, Regional Groups meet throughout the year for happy hours, insightful panels and more.

Affinity Groups


Affinity groups are largely Houston-based groups that are formed on the basis of shared ethnicity, professional pursuits, leisure activities and other common interests

Affinity Group members

We want to see #RiceYoungAlumni around the world! Say hello and show us what you're up to after leaving the hedges.


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Awards & Recognition

Know of a young alum of with a unique story? Submit their name to be featured in an upcoming newsletter.

Builders Award

Builders Awards

For those who have outstanding and impactful voluntary contributions to Rice since graduation.

Beyond the Hedges Podcast

Stay Curious

Calling all podcast aficionados: hear from brilliant Rice faculty on hot topics on the Beyond the Hedges podcast.

Interested in serving on a panel at an event? Want to hear from a specific professor? Let us know what you want to see from Rice Young Alumni in the future. Share ideas on how we can best serve you by contacting

Contact Us

Association of Rice Alumni - MS 520
P.O. BOX 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Phone: 713-348-4057
Fax: 713-348-5210