The General Announcements states, "All oral thesis defenses must take place on the Rice University campus with the candidate and all thesis committee members in physical attendance." Generally, defenses are expected to take place in person, however, no special permission for virtual defenses is required at this time. Students should register their defenses with the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies via events.rice.edu/rgs and must include the zoom link for any hybrid defense below the abstract.
For tips on how to approach an online thesis defense, click here.
Updated May 2022