University Relations

Great universities need — and help to create — great communities, and the reverse is also true. For nearly a century, Rice University has enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with the Greater Houston community, one that the University Relations team works to preserve and enhance. To accomplish that, our staff goes out of its way to participate in community events and keep our neighbors informed about what is taking place on campus. 

Collaborating closely with local organizations and individuals, we communicate Rice’s plans and priorities to our Houston neighbors while also striving to understand what’s most important to them and share that perspective with university leaders. Such efforts play a pivotal role in helping Rice fulfill its own mission, but to us, it’s more than that — it’s being a good neighbor. 

Neighborhood News

Which events at Rice University could impact your neighborhood? Sign up for Neighborhood News to stay informed about campus news and developments.


Rice University is constantly building toward a brighter future. Stay informed about the progress of each construction project by visiting our construction update page.

Event Planning

The University Relations team has the expertise to ensure your event at Rice University runs smoothly. Please contact our event specialist to see how we can enhance your next event.

Public Events Calendar

Rice hosts dozens of events each week, many of them open to the public. Sign up for Welcome, a weekly email digest of public events at Rice, to learn more!