Undergraduate Experience During COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed much about the Rice Engineering student experience. Finding ways to teach, learn, conduct research, create and innovate, and have fun together in physically distanced ways have been a challenge for us all. Faculty, staff and especially our students are reimagining approaches to overcome these challenges in exciting ways. We invite you to explore our students' experiences in these challenging times and what you can expect when you come to Rice University.


Student Clubs & Activities

Students are overcoming social distancing to collaborate on exciting engineering projects.

Learn more about Clubs & Activities
Engineering Design

Adapting Our Classes

Whether it’s in-person classes, socially-distanced lab work or remote learning, Rice Engineering faculty and staff are adjusting their instruction methods to provide a rich but safe learning experience, full of opportunity.


Virtual O-Week

We reimagined the orientation by creating a virtual experience that gives first-year students a snapshot of life in the School of Engineering.