COVID Events Policy:

  • Indoors: There are generally no COVID-related limits to the size of indoor gatherings. A limited number of pandemic-related restrictions may be imposed on a case-by-case basis in which the characteristics of the space are not conducive to the activity or a higher density. These special circumstances are expected to be rare and they will be evaluated individually by Rice Crisis Management.
  • Outdoors: There is no limit to gathering size outdoors.

Temporary Tent Usage and Guidelines:

The enclosed PCF tents and open-air tents on campus are prioritized for academic use and then student and department event use. Availability and hours are listed below with the process to request a tent for approved use. 


  • Academic Use - Monday through Friday, 7 am to 6:30 pm 
  • Student and Department Event Use - Monday through Friday, 6:30 pm - Midnight and Saturday - Sunday 7 am - 12 am

To reserve a tent you must log in to and submit the "Request an outdoor space" form and include a detailed plan on usage. The occupancy is a maximum of 50 at any time in the PCF tents, 25 under the open-air tents, 50 in all other outdoor spaces.