Academic Resources

Office of the Registrar

Phone: 713-348-4999
Location: 116 Allen Center

The Office of the Registrar at Rice University supports the educational mission of the university by working with the Rice community to maintain the accuracy and integrity of its educational records, provide quality service, and support innovative systems that enhance academic support.

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Academic Calendar
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General Announcements


Rice University's official catalog of courses, degrees, policies, and curricular requirements

Petitions and Special Requests

Website: Petitions and Special Requests

All undergraduate students are subject to the academic regulations of the university. Students are responsible for making certain they meet all departmental and university requirements and academic deadlines. Under unusual or mitigating circumstances, students may submit a written petition for consideration by the appropriate committee or office. Please see the Petitions and Special Requests website for more information about specific situations.

Religious Accommodations

Website: Religious Accommodations

Both Rice's policy of non-discrimination on the basis of religion and our core values of diversity and inclusion require instructors to make reasonable accommodations to help students avoid negative academic consequences with their religious obligations conflict with academic requirements.

Every reasonable effort should be made to allow members of the university community to observe their religious holidays without jeopardizing the fulfillment of their academic obligations. It is never acceptable for an instructor to compel a student to choose between religious observation and academic work.

Absence from classes or examinations for religious reasons does not relieve students from responsibility for any part of the course work required during the period of the absence. It is the obligation of students to provide faculty with reasonable notice of the dates of religious holidays on which they will be absent.

Office of Academic Advising

Phone: 713-348-4060
Location: 132 Ley Student Center
*Peer Academic Advisors are also available through each residential college.

The Office of Academic Advising at Rice University strives for an unparalleled environment for undergraduates to explore opportunities, identify goals, and implement plans to reach those goals.

Office of Student Success Initiatives

Phone: 713-348-4495
Location: Cloisters, Rice Memorial Center

The Office of Student Success Initiatives (SSI) engages and supports Rice undergraduate students employing proactive advising and other high engagement strategies to facilitate students’ successful transition, retention and graduation from the university.

Center for Career Development

Phone: 713-348-4055
Location: Huff House
*Peer Career Advisors are also available through each residential college.

The Center for Career Development (CCD) exists to help you find and make your place in the world by educating you on knowledge of self, career options and resources, connecting you with opportunities through the global Rice network, and empowering you with skills, tools, and confidence.

Center for Academic and Professional Communication

Phone: 713-348-4932
Location: 2nd Floor, Fondren Library

The Center for Academic and Professional Communication (CAPC) serves as the communication support hub of the university for any written, oral, and visual communication projects within and across disciplines. Staff and peer consultants assist undergraduates, graduates, post-docs, faculty, and staff through one-on-one consultations, workshops, and other resources. We seek to empower the entire Rice community with the skills, tools, and confidence to become effective and successful in all communicative endeavors.

Navigate Rice


Navigate is an online tool to connect students to faculty, staff, and campus resources. This free app is designed to help students as they “navigate” their way through college starting with registration, meeting with advisors, scheduling classes, applying for financial aid and other tasks leading to graduation.

Rice-UT Public Health Scholars Program


The Rice-UT Public Health Scholars Program is a collaborative initiative between Rice University and the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) in Houston, Texas. This program will allow selected undergraduate students interested in public health to enroll in up to 5 core courses at the UT School of Public Health during their senior year at Rice and obtain dual undergraduate and graduate credit. This unique BA/BS-MPH program will enable accepted students to accelerate and complete their Master of Public Health degree (MPH) in one year after completing their undergraduate degree.