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(updated as of 4/14/2020)
Frequently Asked Questions
When do I need to arrive in Houston?
O-Week starts on Sunday, August 16. You will want to confirm your arrival time with your residential college as there are designated move-in times. For more information on move-in, please see: https://success.rice.edu/first-year-programs/o-week/getting-rice.
What if I want to arrive earlier?
You can arrive up to 30 days before the program start date on your I-20/DS-2019 but will not be able to move in to your residential college until Sunday, August 16. If you are looking for a local hotel, Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center is right next to campus. For reservations and the Rice rate, see:
Hotel: Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center
Company Name: Rice University
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