New Rice University students move to campus Aug. 14

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Amy McCaig

New Rice University students move to campus Aug. 14

HOUSTON – (Aug. 11, 2016) – Rice University’s matriculating Class of 2016 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.

Who: Rice matriculating Class of 2016 and upperclassmen.

What: O-Week 2016 Move-in Day.

When: 7-11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14.

Where: Rice University campus, 6100 Main St.

Rice O-Week participants have been asked to include #RiceOWeek16 on their posts, videos and tweets; a compilation of their communications can be found by clicking on #RiceOWeek16 on For a full schedule of O-Week events, visit

Members of the media are invited to attend. For more information or to arrange coverage, contact Amy McCaig at 713-348-6774.

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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 3,910 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 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 to

About Amy McCaig

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