Here are the most common questions that are asked before arriving for O-Week. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any additional inquiries or concerns!
Your O-Week group consists of 8-10 Duncan New Students and 4 members of our Advising Team, upperclassmen (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who were selected by your Coordinators to guide you through O-Week and provide you with a base of support throughout the year. You will have 3 advisors from Duncan and 1 Co-Advisor from another residential college. These members may include team members with specialized roles, including Peer Academic Advisors (PAAs), Diversity Facilitators (DFs), or Resident Health Affiliates (RHAs).
O-Week is a very busy week with lots of different events and activities. You can expect to make plans for your first academic year at Rice, hang out with your O-Week Group, meet many of the support offices and resources across campus, and get to know the members of Duncan’s newest class!
You will meet the members of our Advising Team — current upperclassmen both from Duncan and other residential colleges. You will meet the DuncSquad, professors and community members affiliated with Duncan, and the staff of various offices around campus. All of these people are present during O-Week to answer your questions and help you adjust to life at Rice. You will also meet the other members of Duncan’s matriculating class.
Most New Students live in a double with an attached bathroom. See the Duncan Dorm Tour tab on the New Students page.
Houston is a sprawling, wonderful city with plenty of good restaurants, cool attractions, interesting people, and high humidity days. Rice students often have access to discounted prices, special offers and interesting programs.