Office Hours & Location


Mailing address:
Office of International Students and Scholars
Rice University, MS-365
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Physical address:
Office of International Students and Scholars
Lovett Hall, Entrance A
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005-1827

Unfortunately historic Lovett Hall is not an accessible building and does not have an elevator. If you are unable to climb stairs to our second floor reception desk, please contact us (713-348-6095; and we will be happy to meet with you at another location.


Click here and select Lovett Hall from the Building menu. The map will display where our building is located, and the closest available visitor parking lot. Parking in Founder’s Lot, Entrance 1 or 2 off Main St., is the closest visitor parking lot to the OISS office. We are located in Entrance A of Lovett Hall.


Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The office is closed on University holidays. To schedule an appointment please see You can also email or call us at 713-348-6095. For after-hours emergencies, please contact the Rice University Police Department at 713-348-6000 or dial 911.

Virtual Tours of Rice Campus

A virtual tour video is available on the Rice University Welcome Center webpage at

A self-guided tour option is also available using the interactive campus map which is also connected to google maps and can determine your current location and guide you to your desired destination in real time.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "Interactive Campus Map"
  3. Click on "Tours"
  4. Click on "Campus Tour"

A tour route will display (beginning at Lovett Hall) along with pictures of each numbered location. This experience will include the same information that we typically provide on formal guided tours so you will be able to learn as much as you would like!