Current COVID-19 Policies

Our current policies:

Rice has banned all university-sponsored international travel for faculty, staff, postdocs and students through April 30. We recognize that in a limited number of cases, the impact of this decision could have significant professional consequences. If that is the case, an appeal may be made to the provost's office at

Any faculty, staff, new hire, student, new arriving student or visitor arriving from any Level 3 country, as defined by the CDC, must self-isolate and stay away from campus and student housing and have no physical contact with the Rice community for two weeks after returning to the U.S. This includes any students, faculty or staff traveling for personal reasons

Rice strongly discourages all domestic travel at this time.

All international travel must be registered at

All on-campus gatherings are now limited to 10 or less attendees until April 30, 2020