Rice University offers housing to full-time, currently registered or recently accepted graduate students. Rice Graduate Housing has two apartment complexes located near campus - the Rice Graduate Apartments and the Rice Village Apartments. Furnished apartments are available in a variety of floor plans and the Rice Shuttle Service provides easy transportation to and from campus, nearby grocery stores and shopping centers. High-speed internet is provided and the Rice network which allows access to the online journals and databases of the Fondren Library. The Rice Graduate Housing staff host many social events such as holiday parties, cooking competitions and resident get-togethers in order to help facilitate the balance between work and play.
For more information, please visit the Graduate Housing website. First-year doctoral students are guaranteed housing on-campus if they meet application deadlines (the 2020 application deadline is April 20). All first-year students experience a very high placement rate in university housing.
The Housing & Dining Office has created a database of available off-campus housing in the area. The Office of International Students and Scholars also provides resources for all students to locate temporary and permanent housing.
A Google Map of rental data was compiled by graduate students. This was compiled to provide an estimation of cost of housing available. To view the map in a new window, click here, or scroll down to view the embedded map.
The Graduate Student Association has compiled a comprehensive guide to housing - everything from Houston neighborhoods to tips on setting up utilities. Click here for more information.