Centennial video series: The history of new-student orientation at Rice

Rice University’s weekly centennial videos run through Oct. 12 

Orientation Week, or O-Week, kicks off at Rice University Sunday, Aug. 12. It is a unique weeklong orientation that will prepare new students, the members of the Class of 2016, for their life at Rice.

O-Week is an experience like no other, and many students look back on O-Week as one of the most formative experiences at Rice, organizers say. Working with Centennial Historian Melissa Kean, video producer Brandon Martin takes a look at the story behind this rite of passage.

O-Week at Rice has a storied history.

For more information about O-Week at Rice, visit http://firstyear.rice.edu. For more information on Rice’s history, visit Kean’s blog at www.ricehistorycorner.com

To help celebrate the university’s centennial Oct. 12, Rice University is producing weekly videos exploring the school’s unique history.

The video is available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/Kcn9ar7Y69Q.

To see other stories in the centennial video series, go to http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL60D6D71E71B66B3D&feature=plcp.


About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.