Many resources are located at the Information Desk (713) 348-4096. The Information Desk provides patrons with both Rice and non-Rice information. Houston area phone books, various schedules, and Rice maps can be found at the Information Desk. Local newspapers as well as numerous popular magazines are available. A student ID is needed to borrow these items
The Information Desk is your one stop shop for getting your mail where it needs to go. Grab an envelope (we sell 'em), get a stamp for it (we sell those, too), and drop it off in our conveniently located mailbox.
To send a fax, ask a building manager at the information desk to help you:
- Local: $1.00 1st page, $0.50 each additional page
- Long Distance: $2.00 1st page, $0.50 each additional page
- International: $5.00 1st page, $1.00 each additional page
The info desk does not receive facsimiles.
We can make black and white copies: $0.10 per sheet.
The Student Center is responsible for issuing all keys to the Rice Memorial Center/Ley Student Center, as well as managing all security issues surrounding the use of these keys.
One individual is designated from each administrative office and student organization to authorize the issuance of keys to that respective office or organization. This individual is responsible for updating the information regarding who is able to receive keys. Once authorized, individuals may pick up their keys from the Information Desk. All individuals are required to sign a key card agreeing to the terms and conditions surrounding the use of keys. Keys for student organization doors require a signed key card from the Information Desk to request a key. Keys are on loan for the term of the academic year and must be returned by the last day of classes.
Lost, misplaced or stolen keys should be reported immediately to the Information Desk. If you have any questions, contact Tim Abraham: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Information Desk does not accept advertisements. The staff at the Information Desk will assist patrons in locating public boards (near the Coffeehouse) for this purpose. See advertising policy on page 11 of the Student Center Policies PDF.
The Information Desk telephone is not available for public use; however, there are phones located throughout the building for patrons' use. If a car service (shuttle, taxi, etc.) is desired, the Information Desk attendant would be happy to call one for you.
At the Student Center, we have a number of different services to make your life easier and more convenient, including the use of advanced audio/visual equipment, a coffee shop, pub, and many more. Take advantage of them!
In addition to the Campus Housing Guide published each Spring Semester by the Student Association, the Office of Student Publications oversees the Off-Campus Housing Database.
There are several storage areas (all lockable) available for student organizations in the basement of the RMC: 4 offices (2 of these have been permanently assigned to Q&A and to RTV5), 3 closets, 8 cabinets and 24 lockers. These resources are free of charge, assigned once a year in the Spring, and can include the summer. Applications for the use of these spaces (links below) are reviewed by the Student Center & Student Center Advisory Committee.
Application and Policies for Student Org Resource Center Office Space 2015 (advisor signature required)
Application and Policies for Student Org Resource Center Storage Space 2015(advisor signature required)
Please note: The SORC is available for 24-hour access. However, to obtain this, organization presidents must e-mail a list of their members to Tim Abraham, Facilities Coordinator of the Student Center, at email@example.com. Students do NOT need to be members of any specific organization to use the space during normal Student Center operating hours.
Portable access to e-mail and the Internet is an immediate benefit. Some wireless access requires a valid Rice computing account and password, as well as device specific authentication. There is also more restricted wifi for visitors.