Please see below for our newsletter series sent to families during the summer months. Please note that newsletters reflect the most updates information at the time they are sent. Information as relates to resources will still be relevant and helpful, though details describing an in-person NFO experience have shifted.

Our newsletter series highlights information parents and family members need to feel comfortable, confident, and knowledgeable prior to their student's transition. These newsletters contained important information from various departments across campus. Faculty and staff also provided information on how to connect with them to learn more about their services and as you have questions. Your student's wellbeing and safety is at the forefront of our planning.

For Rice students who will be moving on campus mid-August 2022, we will provide all parties with detailed move-in information prior to their arrival date. We are committed to making this a safe and special experience for your family.

Newsletters 2022

Newsletters will be uploaded below on a rolling basis as they are delivered via Mailchimp. We will begin our 2022 communications near the end of June and will link our correspondence here. Please direct questions regarding newsletter contents to our First Year Programs office For general inquires, you can reach SSI at

Newsletter 1
This newsletter features a welcome from our office and confirmation that New Families Orientation will return to in person for 2022. The newsletter introduces the Office of Information Technology and answers some Frequently Asked Questions regarding devices on Rice University's campus. We also highlight the days and times that NFO will take place and the New Student Checklist information. All of which are essential planning tools created for new students and families.

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Rice First Look Book Introduction
This newsletter introduces the First Look Book from Student Media. It provides details on the keepsake and the deadlines to submit your student's information.

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Newsletter 2
This newsletter features an overview from Student Health Services, the Wellbeing & Counseling Center, and the Disability Resource Center.

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