General Policies

The purpose of these regulations is to ensure that the property and facilities of the Student Center are used for the educational, cultural, and social benefit of the community. All uses inconsistent with these purposes are prohibited.

Prohibited Items and Activities

  • Smoking within the Student Center
  • Illegal drugs or other illicit substances
  • Firearms of any kind
  • Gambling in any form
  • Use of roller-skates, roller blades, bicycles, scooters, skateboards and hover boards
  • Animals not accompanying physically challenged persons or law enforcement officers
  • Removal of equipment or property of the Student Center without permission
  • Unauthorized postings or distribution of literature
  • Unauthorized Solicitation and Canvassing

Regulated Items and Activities

  • Alcohol may not be circulated or brought in or out of the Student Center for any reason. Patrons may drink alcohol only in Willy's Pub or in a reserved venue with a licensed bartender.
  • Smoking is not allowed in any area of the building.

Venue Reservations

The Student Center coordinates the reservation process for the Ley Student Center, Rice Memorial Center, the Chapel, and the surrounding lawn areas of the Center. Student organizations and departments should use to request space. External customers should email

Event Policies

  • Student organizations and departments may not sponsor external customers to allow them to receive reduced rates.  The Student Center reserves the right to charge the external rate to student organizations/departments if this is not adhered to.  If you have any questions regarding this policy, please email
  • Any event that violates any Student Center, Rice University, municipal, state, or federal law may be shut down at the discretion of the Building Manager in accordance with the Rice Campus Police.
  • Events requiring amplified sound must not disturb other events within the Student Center.
  • If an event requires security, the group reserving the venue must submit the proper paperwork to the Rice University Police Department who will confirm and provide appropriate personnel.


Rice Memorial Center
Room 202
6100 Main Street MS-530
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: (713) 348-4097
Fax: (713) 348-5976


Monday - Thursday
7:00am - 2:00am

7:00am - Midnight

9:00am - Midnight

12:00pm - 2:00am


Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm (limited staff)

Our entire staff will be available virtually Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.