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Campus Resources & Administrative Offices

For a complete listing of directories and offices at Rice, please search in the Campus Directory. For a map of those offices referred to on this directory, please visit the campus maps. Office hours and map building numbers are subject to change.

Cashier’s Office

Room 110 Allen Center
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This is where you pay tuition, fees, insurance, fines, etc. You can purchase subsidized Metro Q cards from the Cashier's Office as well. The card value is $500, and the cost to graduate students is $55. You can also cash checks (see their staff for guidelines) by presenting your student identification.

Center for Academic and Professional Communication

Room 129 Herring Hall
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Center for Academic and Professional Communication (CAPC) provides tools to help students communicate at the graduate level. Some of their services: one-on-one consultations on writing, presentations and visuals, dissertation camps, writing groups, fellowship coaching, and communications courses for international graduate students!

Center for Career Development

Huff House
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Center for Career Development (CCD) offers programs, services and resources to guide students in pursuing their career goals. They offer career counseling and assessments, mock interviews, resume reviews, professional communication workshops and panels, and work to connect current students with employers and alumni.

Center for Teaching Excellence

Huff House
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CTE is a great resource for grad students and postdocs who want to become more effective teachers. They offer a certificate in teaching and learning as well as interactive institutes and TA training!

Disability Resource Center

Room 111 Allen Center

A wide range of support services is available to provide students with equal opportunity to benefit from the educational offerings of the institution and to participate in the life of the university. Students who need accommodations should contact the DRC to discuss their needs and begin the registration process.

Doerr Institute for New Leaders

McNair Hall, Suite 204

The Doerr Institute offers courses to build and develop leadership competencies and skills. They offer executive-quality leadership development, at no cost, to all Rice students, as well as individualized coaching from certified coaches with the objective of connecting Rice students with the awareness and tools that will help them find, sharpen, and grow their true leadership potential.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Room 370 Sewall Hall
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Health Insurance

Cambridge Office Building, Third floor
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All degree seeking students are required to have health insurance. Information on the Rice plan, options for early matriculants, subsidy for doctoral students and forms can be found here. Contact Jazel Dingcong, the Student Benefits Specialist, here. Postdocs: check the Rice employee benefits page.

Office of International Students and Scholars

Lovett Hall, Entrance A. Second Floor.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
713-348-6095 Website

The Office of International Students & Scholars supports all Rice internationals and academic departments with all matters related to immigration, international compliance, and cultural adaptation! They serve as the chief liaison office for: immigration advising, cultural adaptation, international compliance, networking / public connections, and academic support, with university departments, government agencies, and community advocates.

Parking Office

Central Campus Garage
713-348-PARK(7275) Website

This office will also issue parking permits and register vehicles. Bring your student I.D., and be sure to register for your courses before attempting to register your vehicle. You may also register online at


Cambridge Office Building
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This is where you can obtain tax information (W-4 and I-9), sign up for direct deposit and obtain timesheets if you are working a campus job. A mail drop is available for any before or after hours mail.

Police Department (RUPD)

2000 University Blvd. & Stockton St.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
EMERGENCY line: 713-348-6000 24/7 Website

RUPD's mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for the university! Their emergency dispatch runs twenty-four hours per day. To obtain your student I.D. card, RUPD will accept anything that has your student identification number listed (memo on department letterhead, your paid statement, etc.) along with a photo ID such as a driver's license or passport. You may also register your bike with the police department.

Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center (Gymnasium)

#62 on Campus Map

The Recreation Center encourages a lifetime of health and wellness for our campus. They offer intramural sports, fitness classes, aquatics, dance, and club activities. They also rent outdoor equipment such as tents, kayaks and more! Membership information is available via their website.

Registrar’s Office

Room 116 Allen Center
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Visit the registrar's office for issues with your Esther account or when you need to submit an Esther Special Registration Request Form.

Rice Memorial Center and Ley Student Center

Room 202, RMC
Building hours here

The Rice Student Center provides facilities, resources, events, and services that enrich the social & educational development while allowing for the self-directed engagement of the Rice Community Members and university visitors.

The Safe Office: Interpersonal Misconduct Prevention and Support

Morton L. Rich Health Center
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
713-348-3311 (24/7)

This office provides care management and navigation to students who are reporting an incident of interpersonal violence perpetrated against them and to students who have been accused of perpetrating interpersonal violence. They provide education and support for students who have experienced or are experiencing: sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, family violence, gender discrimination, and pregnancy discrimination.

Student Activities

Room 202, Rice Memorial Center
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Student Activities is dedicated to helping students develop as leaders and supporting them in their efforts to make a positive impact at Rice University. There are many ways for students to get involved on campus and this is one connection point for students in finding the niche that is right for them.

Student Financial Services

Room 250 Allen Center
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Student Financial Services for their guidelines. Appointments are suggested.

Student Health Services

Morton L. Rice Student Health Center
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., closed weekends.

If you are not feeling well, visit Rice Student Health Services! They provide preventive and outpatient clinical care for all students of Rice University, regardless of insurance - appointments are included in student fees. Student Health is located on-campus in the Morton L. Rich Health and Wellness Center, next to the Brown Magister's house.

Wellbeing and Counseling Center

Primary Location
Gibbs Wellness Center, 1st floor
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5 PM
713-348-3311 (24 hours)

Satellite Location
Morton L. Rice Student Health Center
Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM
713-348-3311 (Counseling by appointment only)

The Wellbeing and Counseling Center is an excellent first point of contact for students who want to talk to someone about solutions to their wellbeing concerns. They host a variety of workshops and programs to promote student wellbeing. Additionally, confidential consultations and short term counseling is available to all currently enrolled Rice graduate and undergraduate students, as appointments are included as part student fees.