Rice University prepares for O-Week

Amy Hodges

HOUSTON – (Aug. 10, 2012) – Rice University will roll out the red carpet Sunday as its newest parliament of Owls moves to campus and participates in O-Week, the weeklong orientation program to familiarize incoming students with their new campus, residential colleges and classmates.

Who: Rice freshmen and upperclassmen.

What: O-Week 2012.

When: Aug. 12-18.

Where: Rice University campus, 6100 Main St.

For a full schedule of O-Week events, visit http://firstyear.rice.edu/content.aspx?id=37.


Members of the media are invited to attend. For more information or to arrange coverage, contact Amy Hodges at 713-348-6777 or amy.hodges@rice.edu.

For a map of Rice University’s campus, go to www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.


This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu/2012/08/10/rice-university-prepares-for-o-week/.

Related materials: 

Video: 2012 O-Week Preps at Rice University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyA7FRcBAbU&feature=youtu.be

O-Week schedule: http://firstyear.rice.edu/content.aspx?id=37

Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 4 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to www.rice.edu/nationalmedia/Rice.pdf.

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About Amy McCaig

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.