Rice University freshmen move to campus Aug. 17

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Amy Hodges

Rice University freshmen move to campus Aug. 17

HOUSTON – (Aug. 14, 2014) – Freshmen in Rice University’s Class of 2018 can expect a Texas-sized welcome Sunday as they move to campus and participate in O-Week, the weeklong orientation program to familiarize incoming students with their new campus, residential colleges and classmates. Upperclassmen will greet newcomers by chanting their names upon arrival, and members of the Rice Owls football team will lend their brawn to help transport heavy belongings from car to room.

Who: Rice freshmen and upperclassmen.

What: O-Week 2014 Move-In Day.

When: 7 -11:30 a.m. Aug. 17.

Where: Rice University campus, 6100 Main St.

For a full schedule of O-Week events, visit http://oweek.rice.edu.

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.


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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 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here.

About Amy McCaig

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