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." The requirement that thesis defenses must take place in-person is suspended through August 1. Students should announce their defenses via events.rice.edu/rgs as before and must include the zoom link for the defense below the abstract.
For tips on how to approach an online thesis defense, click here.
Updated May 7, 2020