VI. MS/PhD IMPORTANT LINKS AND DATES
Good Practices in Graduate Education
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) Office
Guidelines for Dismissal/Petition
Honor System and Code of Student Conduct
International Student Information
International Student Forms
Map of Campus
Research and Scholarly Activities
Refer to the Rice Registrar’s Office at registrar.rice.edu for all academic calendar information.
When you or a friend is in need of help, there are many resources available to you on the Rice campus:
Graduate Program Chair & Administrator
Dr. Behnaam Aazhang & Graduate Program Administrator Angel Forward are available to help students with academic and personal needs. Their contact information can be found in the directories on this website.
Language and Communications: cwovc.rice.edu
The Center for Written, Oral and Visual Communication is located in the Fondren Library. They offer coaching for oral presentation deliver, assistance with preparing professional talks and materials, communication workshops and feedback on presentation materials. They also offer UNIV 601/602, which are courses designed to improve professional communications and writing.
Fondren Library Resources: library.rice.edu
The library offers subject area specialists to assist students and act as liaisons to departments. There is a specialist for Electrical Engineering and also for the English language. They can answer reference questions, teach you how to use various electronic media, advise students on how to identify materials relevant to teaching and research, and prepare a printed or electronic library guide. The library guide for English as a Second Language (ESL) students can be found at bit.ly/eslrice1.
ENGI 600: rcel.rice.edu/engi600
ENGI 600 is a course for any graduate student in engineering who is actively writing: a paper for publication; master’s thesis; Ph.D. dissertation; or an extended Ph.D. proposal. In the weekly 1.5 hour seminars, the class will teach you how to communicate more clearly and persuasively, whether you are a native speaker or an international student. The course will help you finish your writing more quickly. Class size is limited, visit the website for more information.
Student Health Services: health.rice.edu
The Rice Student Health Services provides preventive and outpatient clinical care for the students of Rice University. Student Health is located on-campus and is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of undergraduate and graduate students.
Student Wellbeing Office: wellbeing.rice.edu
The Student Wellbeing Office supports student development and success and is also a good first point of contact for students who want to talk to someone about solutions to their wellbeing concerns. They can provide advice and practical support to help you resolve personal challenges, such as conflicts with friends, difficulty making decisions, struggling with your identity, and academic concerns or problems that are more serious in nature.
Rice Counseling Center: wellbeing.rice.edu/rcc/
The Rice Counseling Center is designed to complement the university’s academic mission by assisting students’ personal and educational development through a variety of psychological and psychiatric services. The goal of these efforts is to help students develop effective problem-solving and decision-making capabilities in order to make satisfying life choices, and maximize their capacity for continued emotional growth.
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) office: gps.rice.edu
For questions concerning the graduate program as a whole, contact Sherry Vanderslice, Graduate Student Affairs Project Manager, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-348-2154.
Title IX Information: safe.rice.edu
Rice encourages any student who has experienced an incident of sexual, relationship, or other interpersonal violence, harassment or gender discrimination to seek support. There are many options available both on and off campus for all graduate students, regardless of whether the perpetrator was a fellow student, a staff or faculty member, or someone not affiliated with the university.
Students should be aware when seeking support on campus that most employees are required by Title IX to disclose all incidents of non-consensual interpersonal behaviors to Title IX professionals on campus who can act to support that student and meet their needs. The therapists at the Rice Counseling Center and the doctors at Student Health Services are confidential, meaning that Rice will not be informed about the incident if a student discloses to one of these Rice staff members. Rice prioritizes student privacy and safety, and only shares disclosed information on a need-to-know basis.
If you are in need of assistance or simply would like to talk to someone, please call Rice Wellbeing and Counseling Center, which includes Title IX Support: 3311/(713) 348-3311. Policies, including Sexual Misconduct Policy and Student Code of Conduct, and more information regarding Title IX can be found at safe.rice.edu.