The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is housed in three facilities: Mechanical Lab, Ryon Lab and Keck Hall. All visitors must utilize campus marked visitor lots, where a credit card is required to enter. The closest visitor lots are the North Annex Lot, via Entrance 20 off of Rice Boulevard or the Founder's Lot via Entrance 1 off of Main Street. For more information about visiting Rice, click here.
Houston has two major airports: William P. Hobby (HOU), 11 miles to the south of campus and George Bush Intercontinental (IAH), 24 miles to the north. Intercontinental is a hub of global travel. Hobby is a hub for regional and domestic travel. Together they offer 1,000 flights a day in and out of Houston. Most major rental car companies have locations at both airports. SuperShuttle and taxis provide ground transportation services from both airports.
There are many hotels around Rice, in the museum district and in the medical center. Hotel Zaza is the closest hotel to campus, followed by the Hilton Texas Medical Center and the Marriott Texas Medical Center. More information can be found here.
Campus maps and additional information such as directions to campus, transportation, etc. can be found here.
If you would like to visit campus as a prospective student, the Office of Admissions offers information sessions for prospective undergraduates weekdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The School of Engineering holds a weekly information session at 2 p.m. on most Mondays. Registration for these sessions is through the Office of Admissions website. For more information about visiting Rice, click here.
Rice has a wide variety of dining options, from sit-down to grab-and-go. Public dining options on campus can be found here, and daily menus here. Rice Village, adjacent to campus, has additional options. Find out more here.