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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 — Houston, TX

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Classes to be online for first two weeks, booster now required

(12/26/21 11:00pm)

Courses will be delivered online for the first two weeks of the spring semester, and vaccine boosters will be required for all employees and students effective Jan. 10, according to an email sent Dec. 26 by President David Leebron and Provost Reginald DesRoches. This announcement follows a recent mask mandate reimplemented amidst the spread of the Omicron variant.


Rice accepts 440 Early Decision applicants for Class of 2026

(12/09/21 11:49pm)

 The Rice University Office of Admissions accepted 440 applicants through the Early Decision program for the Class of 2026. Seventy additional students were also admitted through the QuestBridge National College Match program. Six percent more students were admitted through Early Decision and QuestBridge compared to last year, according to Yvonne Romero da Silva, vice president for enrollment.









Rice reports around 50 students as positive due to test site error, disrupting O-Week activities

(08/25/21 4:16am)

Rice reported around 50 cases that were mistakenly detected by a specific testing site as positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement sent by Kevin Kirby, chair of the Crisis Management Committee. This situation led to several students unnecessarily isolating or quarantining during Orientation Week.


Honor Council receives 64 cases in the spring 2021

(08/25/21 3:29am)

The Rice Honor Council has received an elevated number of accusations for the past three semesters, ever since the majority of classes shifted to a virtual format. They pursued 64 cases of academic misconduct last semester, according to Honor Council Chair Kaitlyn Crowley. Seventy-one cases were received for the fall 2020 semester and 78 for the spring 2020 semester.


Classes delayed by two days, all online for two weeks

(08/19/21 4:31pm)

Classes will begin two days later than planned on August 25, and instruction will be all online for at least the first two weeks of the semester, according to an email from Provost Reginald DesRoches. This change follows a recent rise in COVID-19 cases on campus, as well as across the Houston area as the delta variant becomes more predominant, according to DesRoches.



Commencement for Class of 2020 and 2021 occurs in stadium in historic first

(05/17/21 1:51pm)

Class of 2021 undergraduates lined up on Friday evening to receive their degrees and Class of 2020 undergraduates received theirs on Saturday evening, both amidst a limited crowd due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions. Commencement was held for the first time in the Rice football stadium to allow for more physical distancing, after Rice administration adapted to allow for students to bring four guests to attend their respective ceremonies.