Activate your NetID, ESTHER account, and Rice Email as soon as possible
You should receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org that contains your ESTHER login and Rice Email information to the email address given on your application.
Use your student ID number and the unique link in the email to set up your ESTHER account and NetID. This link may only be used once, so be certain to remember your ESTHER pin after it has been reset.
ESTHER is the web application for students, faculty, and staff that allows you to access your academic records, course schedules, register for classes, pay bills, view financial aid, address and contact updates, and other tools.
Log into ESTHER to update your address and emergency contact information and affirm the Honor Code and Student Financial Responsibility Agreement.
NetID and Email
To activate your NetID, navigate to the Online Account Management Page. Take note of your NetID, which is your unique login credential for Rice resources.
Email for graduate students is managed through Rice Google Mail. Set up Rice Google Apps like Calendar and Drive.
All new, full-time graduate students are required to submit a Health Data Form (HDF) to Student Health before they matriculate and by the deadline.
Please have your physician complete and sign the form, and mail it back to Health Services (Rice University Student Health Service, 6100 Main Street, MS-760, Houston, TX 77005, USA). Keep a copy for your records.
If you have not had a physical exam within the last year, a physical will be required to complete the form.
If you are coming as an early matriculate, your HDF must be turned in prior to your arrival.
Please be advised that new students under the age of 22 will need to show proof of a meningitis vaccination ten days before the semester starts.