Other Rice Venues

BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC)

Tenants of the BRC may request use of the BRC’s Auditorium, 2nd Floor Lecture Hall (Rm 280), BreakOut Room 106, Event/Exhibition Hall, and the conference rooms by contacting the BRC Events Specialist at brc-events@rice.edu. More information about the BRC event venues can be found online here.

Any Rice staff/faculty who is not a tenant of the BRC will require approval from BRC Management in order to reserve a BRC event venue(s). Please contact the BRC Events Specialist for more details at brc-events@rice.edu.

Captain's GSA Lounge

The Captain’s Lounge located in the Basement of Rice Memorial Center (RMC) needs to be reserved through the Graduate Student Association. To reserve the lounge for an event, please email gsa@rice.edu with your request.

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. Please note that food cannot be served in classrooms.

Cohen House (Faculty Club)

To rent the Cohen House for dinners, receptions, and/or 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.

Jones School Reservations

For reservations at the Jones Graduate School of Business (JGSB), contact  Alison White at Allison.White@rice.edu.

Outdoor Spaces

Please visit rooms.rice.edu if interested in planning an event in an outdoor space. Outdoor requests must be initiated at least one week in advance. You can 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).

Here's a campus map of our outdoor venues.

Recreation Center Facilities

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

Summer and Conference Housing

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

For events at Willy’s Pub, please submit a Willy’s Pub Rental Request form.




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