NEW GRADUATE STUDENT QUICKLINKS
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Log on with your NetID to the INCOMING GRAD STUDENT OWLSPACE site to catch up on new student news, chat with other new
students, and more.
Know Your Policies
· Mandatory training requirements for all new graduate students include:
- Sexual Harassment Prevention
- Responsible Conduct of Research
- Lab Safety
· Familiarize yourself with The Code of
Take Care of Your Health and Safety
· If you
haven't done so, download the Student Health Data Form (HDF)
available from Student
Health and make any necessary doctor's appointments.
The form is due on or before July 1st. Check with Student Health for all vaccination requirements.
· You will be
able to log on to http://studenthealthinsurance.rice.edu/ before
the end of July. There you can register for or waive Rice
Health Insurance (all students must have health insurance) or with questions about your health insurance.
· You never know
when an emergency might strike. You can indicate in Esther who you would like
us to contact in the event that you, personally, are involved in an
emergency situation. You can also indicate your cell phone
number and non-Rice email so that in the event of a campus
emergency (such as a flood) the University can notify you as
quickly as possible.
yourself with the university's emergency website and
University is committed to equal opportunity for individuals with
disabilities. In keeping with the university's mission to provide
an unsurpassed education, Disability Support Services (DSS)
provides accommodations and support services to students, faculty,
staff and visitors with disabilities. Rice University is committed
to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment
Act (ADAAA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and
continually strives to make programs and facilities
accessible. Disability Support Services is a university
resource providing professional services. Standards for excellence
from the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) are
the guiding principles of DSS at Rice University. For more
information please visit the Disability Support Services website:
Take Care of Your Academic Life
· Check out http://graduate.rice.edu/orientationcal for
the orientation schedule. Orientation attendance is required
for all new graduate students. Students paid stipends will be
docked one week pay if they fail to attend.
· Please note,
you will not be able to register for classes until after the general student orientation.
. Check the academic calendar for the applicable deadline.
Meet the Graduate Student Association
· Need a place
to study or just relax? Don't forget to balance your
life. Mark your campus map!
Favorite places include the Graduate Student Lounge (basement of
the Rice Memorial Center (61), the Brochstein Pavilion (10), and
the sixth floor of the library (25). More places and things
to do to relax are available on the GSA
· Plan to check
your Rice email at least once a week. These tools will help you
navigate your Rice email account.
· Information for Student Graduate housing can be found HERE. The Student
Center maintains a
database of available off-campus housing in the
area. The Office of International Students and Scholars also provides
resources for all students to locate temporary and permanent
housing. Not sure where you'd want to live? The
Graduate Student Association has assembled information
regarding housing in the area including neighborhoods convenient
for Rice students and those that require an extended
· Do you need
everything from bookcases to toasters to get settled in your new
home? Consider joining the Graduate Student Loan
Closet. Registration gives you the privilege of selecting
available goods at any time during the year. Items borrowed must be
returned to the closet when you no longer need them or when you
leave Rice. Learn more on their website: http://gradloancloset.blogs.rice.edu/
you've lived in Houston all your life or you've never set foot in
the city, you'll want to learn more about the fourth
largest city in the United States and take advantage of
the city. The Passport to
Houston program provides discounted access to public
transportation and free or discounted admission to cultural arts
venues. Already in Houston? Beyond the Hedges will
help you find entertainment off-campus.
Take Care of the Rest
· Print a Rice
University Map (http://www.rice.edu/maps) for
your future reference. If you have an iPhone, download the free
Rice app at http://iphone.rice.edu/.
· Pay your bills via your ESTHER
account. Deadlines for payment due dates can be found HERE. If you plan to complete a medical insurance waiver at the end of
July, you may subtract this amount from your payment if you are
ready to pay your balance. You will not be
Student Accounts and Cashier's Office