Rice University to close for winter break until Jan. 4


David Ruth

Rice University to close for winter break until Jan. 4

HOUSTON – (Dec. 23, 2015) – Rice University will be closed for winter break from noon Dec. 24 through Jan. 3; the university will reopen Jan. 4. News media with an urgent request can reach the Rice News and Media Relations representative on call at 713-348-6774, but keep in mind that we will have limited access to our faculty experts while they are on vacation.

To view the Rice holiday card for 2015, go here or click play below.

Rice was a busy place in this year. Take a look back at the best of 2015 at Rice University by hitting play below or going directly to YouTube here.

And if you’re a fan of podcasts, add Athletics Director Joe Karlgaard’s latest show to your holiday listening list. Subscribe to the iTunes podcast on your desktop here. To add it to your Apple “Podcast” app, search “Joe Karlgaard” or “Rice Athletics” in the app. It is also available online through SoundCloud.

-Happy holidays!-

This media advisory can be found online at http://news.rice.edu.

Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.

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 3,910 undergraduates and 2,809 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. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceU

About David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.