Media Advisory: Rice University to close for winter break until Jan. 2

By Newsroom America Feeds at 22 Dec 2017

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Rice University to close for winter break until Jan. 2

HOUSTON – (Dec. 22, 2017) – Rice University will be closed for winter break from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1; the university will reopen Jan. 2. News media with an urgent request can reach the Rice News and Media Relations representative on call at 713-348-6774, but please keep in mind that we will have limited access to our faculty experts while they are on vacation.

To view the 2017 Rice holiday e-card, "Sammy Is 'Owl' Alone for the Holidays," click on the image below or go here ( . ( )

It was a busy and unique year at Rice. Take a look back by clicking on the image below or going here ( . ( )

-Happy holidays!-

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Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,879 undergraduates and 2,861 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to

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