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Classroom Requests

The Office of the Registrar (OTR) is responsible for scheduling the activities in classrooms and computer labs. Prior to submitting a request to use a specific room, please check the Buildings and Classrooms page to confirm that the desired room is scheduled by the OTR.  Registered student organizations can request a classroom here.

Cohen House (Faculty Club)

Rent Cohen House for dinners, receptions, celebrations… email club@rice.edu

Duncan Hall

Duncan Hall residents and staff/faculty with the School of Engineering may request use of McMurtry Auditorium, Martel Hall, and the conference rooms online here.  Under “My Account”, use “Duncan Hall Log In”. 

Engineering students and staff/faculty members from outside the School of Engineering can reserve McMurtry Auditorium, Martel Hall, and the conference rooms by emailing dhreserv@rice.edu.
Anyone who is not staff/faculty with offices in Duncan Hall is required to have a Duncan Hall staff/faculty resident sponsor and a designated on-site Rice staff/faculty representative to reserve a room or public space in Duncan Hall. For more information, please email dhreserv@rice.edu.

Hamman Hall Reservations

Hamman Hall, is a 466 seat proscenium theater and home to the Rice Theater Program.  It is available for rent to non-profit groups (501-3c) and outside theater companies for a nominal fee.    

Jones School Reservations

For reservations at the Jones Graduate School of Business (JGSB), contact Shannon Cooper at coopers@rice.edu.

Outdoor Spaces

The links below are to request the use of the Academic Quad (by Willy’s Statue), the Central Quad (green space outside Brochstein, between Rice Memorial Center and Herring Hall), the Engineering Quad (by Abercrombie Laboratory), the West Quad (between the Jones School (McNair Hall) and the Baker Institute) and the Founder’s Court ( in front of the Sallyport).


Student Organizations

Recreation Center Facilities

To reserve intramural playing fields and/or a room at the recreation center, fill out this form and submit to Liza Pedraza at least two weeks prior to the event date.

Rice Owls Facilities

The Rice Owls Facilites include Rice Stadium, Autry Court/Tudor Fieldhouse, Reckling Park, Jake Hess Tennis Stadium, Rice Track/Soccer Stadium, Rice Aquatics Center/Natatorium, John L. Cox Fitness Center, Sports Medicine Facilites. To inquire about these, email andrew.ryerson@rice.edu or ryan.bucher@rice.edu.   

Summer Conference Housing

Welcome to Summer Conference Services at Rice University! Located only minutes from the Texas Medical Center and downtown Houston, our campus offers comfortable and affordable accommodations that are perfect for your athletic, academic or professional conference.  With over 2,500 beds available every June and July, Conference Services provides housing for large or small groups. Our dorms are located within historic, state of the art buildings and include options for many different types of rooms. Guests who stay at Rice are also given the opportunity to enjoy food from one of our six incredible on-campus dining halls. Not only do these serveries provide convenient, delicious meals, but they also showcase the work of national and regional award-winning chefs. For more information please check out our website.

Willy’s Pub Requests

The Pub needs to be requested through the Pub’s Manager.  Look here for details.