Rice University freshmen move to campus Aug. 16

Rice University
Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations

MEDIA ADVISORY

Amy McCaig
713-348-6777
amym@rice.edu

Rice University freshmen move to campus Aug. 16

HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2015) – Freshmen in Rice University’s Class of 2019 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 2015 Move-In Day.

When: 7–11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16.

Where: Rice University campus, 6100 Main St.

Rice O-Week participants have been asked to include #RiceOWeek15 on their posts, videos and tweets; a compilation of their communications can be found by clicking on #RiceOWeek15 at the top of rice.edu. 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 McCaig at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.

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

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Photo link: http://news.rice.edu/files/2015/08/110814_O-Week_Move_In-273.jpg

Photo credit: Rice University/Tommy Lavergne

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 3,888 undergraduates and 2,610 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 is ranked No. 1 for best quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a 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.