Thank you for your interest in Rice University. We sincerely appreciate all that elementary, middle and high school instructors do to encourage their students to pursue a university education, and we are happy to support those efforts. We hope that your school district is aware of the professional development programs for K-12 educators offered by the university's Center for College Readiness, the Rice-developed Stemscopes curriculum for K-12 students and the free textbooks that Rice makes available to millions of college students nationwide through our OpenStax program.
Each year, Rice receives thousands of requests for materials about the university and its admission programs from counselors, educators and, increasingly, from students themselves, as part of college readiness assignments they have received from their instructors. Rice is happy to support such programs, and hopes that educators will join the university in responsible stewardship of our planet by encouraging their students to save trees and avoid the carbon impact of mailing physical materials by instead making use of the considerable online resources available at our web site, whenever possible. Searching rice.edu will always yield the most up-to-date information on Rice programs, and specific admission information may be found at admission.rice.edu, the latest news about the university at news.rice.edu, and short videos on Rice students and research, ideal for kindling the flame of interest in higher education, at Rice's YouTube channel.
Once available on-line resources have been fully explored, high school students or college admission counselors who find they still need or want physical, mailed brochures about Rice admission may visit admission.rice.edu, click the "request information" link, and follow the instructions there. Elementary and middle school students or K-12 educators/counselors who wish to request mailed materials as part of an AVID assignment, college fair or similar college readiness activity may use the following request form; to verify that received requests relate to official, school-sponsored educational programs, we ask that the email and mailing addresses used when completing the form be associated with the school or school district from which the request originates (i.e., no student home addresses, personal email addresses, etc.).
Because of the high associated cost and the potential for recruiting violations, we regret that we are unable to provide free T-shirts upon request to students or educators; Rice gear may be purchased at our campus book store, at Shop Rice Owls in Houston's Rice Village, or ordered online at https://www.bkstr.com/riceuniversitystore/home.
Thank you again for your interest in Rice.