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Event Planning

Are you planning an important event at Rice University? University Relations has the expertise to make sure your gathering runs smoothly. Contact our staff if you need a display — or maybe just some good advice.

Consultation and Tours  

Our staff provides consultation — and a helping hand — in welcoming VIPs to campus. University Relations serves as Rice's office of protocol and operates the Rice University Welcome Center, which arranges special campus tours and recruits and trains the Rice Student Ambassadors, a diverse, multilingual, all-volunteer corps of elite Rice students trained in protocol, etiquette and the history of Rice University.


Flags and Displays

We have a large inventory of international flags available for loan to Rice departments for special events, as well as Rice tablecloths, banners and standing display units.

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Rental and Reservation of Rice Facilities

There are several facilities at Rice University available for reservation. Each facility has its own restrictions and pricing. For more information, please contact the appropriate Rice department or employee. 

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