To The Matriculating Class of 2024:

Congratulations on your acceptance to Rice! We're so excited to welcome you and the rest of the matriculating class of 2024, and we can't wait to see the amazing things you'll achieve during your years at Rice.

Your Rice experience begins in August with a full week of orientation, O-Week for short. The purpose of O-Week is to get you registered for classes and introduce you to Rice's academic requirements and opportunities. The second purpose of O-Week is to introduce you to Rice's policies, resources, and values, as well as the tradition, culture, and community of your residential college.

One of the greatest strengths about O-Week is that there are upperclassmen around to provide insight, perspective, and planning throughout O-Week. Peer Academic Advisors provide crucial academic assistance during course registration. Your O-Week Advisors help describe social life at Rice, as well as assisting with course registration. Finally, your O-Week Coordinators have worked this entire spring semester and summer with various departments around campus to plan the best possible O-Week for you.

There's so much more to O-Week than can be explained in a few brief paragraphs, so please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

We're excited to see you!


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