To provide as much information as we can — as quickly as possible — we’ll release details by topic every Monday and throughout each week as necessary. All information within those messages will be included under the Communications section.
- July 21: Preparing Campus for Phase II
Engineered plexiglass barriers are installed in classrooms, buses, and other high contact areas. Disinfectant, thermometers, toilet seat covers, and masks are distributed around campus.
- July 22: Employee Training Begins
Faculty and staff are be required to complete the CANVA training for returning to campus agreeing to protect themselves and others.
- July 27: Testing Begins
College Presidents and O-Week Coordinators begin to return to campus. Students will be tested prior to reporting to their room assignments.
- August 10: COVID Occupancy Signage
COVID occupancy signage installation complete for on campus classrooms and common gathering spaces .
- August 12–14: New Student Move-In
Houston-area new students drop off their belongings and then return to campus on the morning of Sunday, August 16.
- August 15–16: New Student Move-In
Out-of-town new students bring their belongings to campus for move-in.
- August 16: O-Week Begins
O-Week 2020 will be presented in in-person and online formats for new students on and off-campus. The final schedule is still being formalized.
- August 21: PCF Structures In-Place
Provisional campus facilities structure construction will be complete providing extra space for students and faculty on campus.
- August 24: First Day of Classes
Classes begin on-campus and online for all students.
Fall Academic Calendar
|Aug. 24||First Day of Classes|
|Sept. 7||Labor Day Recess: University Closed|
|Oct. 12–13||Two-Day Midterm Recess: Cancelled|
|Nov. 3||General Election Day|
|Nov. 20||Last Day of Instruction|
|Nov. 30–Dec 4||Independent Study Week: No Class Meetings|
|Dec. 3-4||Class Papers, Homework Assignments, and Similar Materials Allowed by the General Announcements (GA) MAY BE DUE|
|Dec. 4||Last Day of Classes|
|Dec. 5–8||Study Days|
|Dec. 9–16||Final Exams: Remote|
POSITIVE CASES IN THE RICE COMMUNITY, CUMULATIVE TOTAL SINCE MARCH 5