Rice University commencement media advisory

Class of 2022 undergrad and grad students receive degrees May 7 in Rice Stadium

Seniors filed onto the football field for a historic Class of 2021 commencement. (Photo by Tommy LaVergne)

Attention TV producers: B-roll from Rice University’s commencement ceremonies will be posted Saturday afternoon at https://rice.box.com/v/RiceOwlGrad22 .

HOUSTON -- (May 5, 2022) -- Rice University’s commencement ceremonies for conferral of degrees to undergraduate and graduate degree candidates will be held Saturday, May 7. The events will be livestreamed at this link: https://commencement.rice.edu/video/current-event .

Here are details for reporters and photographers covering the event.

EVENT: Rice University’s 109th commencement speech, conferral of undergraduate and graduate degrees.

DATE: Saturday, May 7.

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Sonia Nazario, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, author and humanitarian.

LOCATION: Outdoors at Rice Stadium, rain or shine.

PARKING: News media personnel should enter Rice’s South Stadium parking lot directly off University Boulevard, between Greenbriar Drive and Stockton Drive, and show the attendant a valid media identification credential for entry into the lot. After parking, they should enter the stadium through Gate 4, where they will be directed to the R Room, upstairs on the south side of Rice Stadium. In the R Room, reporters and photographers will receive black robes they must wear while covering the ceremony. They will also receive instructions on where they are allowed to take pictures and video. The R Room will open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

CAMPUS MAP : http://www.rice.edu/maps/Rice-University-Color-Campus-Map.pdf .


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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 4,052 undergraduates and 3,484 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 1 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.