Glasscock School Blog

Would you like to get to know us better? Our blog is a great place to start. Browse in-depth features that discuss our rich variety of courses and esteemed instructors, as well as articles about our involvement in the Houston community.

Woman business owner working in clothing design studio
by mpaetow  |  Feb 21 , 2018

5 Tips to Starting a Business

Continuing Studies classes are open to adults, with the exception of a few courses for high school students. A few courses have prerequisites indicated in the course descriptions, and some programs require a bachelor's degree (which does not have to be from Rice but must be from an accredited institution). See individual program pages for specifics.

We do not have a senior citizen discount. Some courses feature discounts for members of a co-sponsoring organization. Association of Rice Alumni members are eligible for a reduced fee for all non-limited enrollment courses including most courses in Humanities & Social Sciences and Science, Technology & Health areas of study. Visit our Policies page for more information.


To use a gift certificate to register for a course, the registrant must call the Department Coordinator at 713-348-6026 and reference the number on the top right of the gift certificate. Each certificate may be used only for what is stated on the gift certificate, and it may only be used for a course that begins prior to the expiration date listed. Gift certificates have no cash value and may not be used for a discount on a course which costs more than the amount listed on the certificate. For additional inquiries, please email:

Azaleas on the Rice campus
by admin  |  Mar 31 , 2015

Spring Arrives on the Rice Campus

Everywhere you look on the Rice campus, spring is arriving in many beautiful ways.

Person leading professional development
by admin  |  Mar 25 , 2015

Getting a Focus on Diversity

One of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership’s upcoming courses springs from the idea that diversity is an essential aspect of development offices.

Empty living room
by admin  |  Mar 20 , 2015

Twenty Years of Dream Homes

Architect and interior designer Brent Nyquist has taught our class "Designing, Building and Remodeling Your Dream Home" for 20 years this spring.

Depiction of Saigo Takafumi Southwest War, kagoshima boto shutsujinzu by Yoshitoshi
by admin  |  Mar 13 , 2015

Samurai: One Who Serves

The samurai ruled Japan for nearly 700 years influencing many aspects of Japanese society and even the world with the Samurai Code known as Bushido.

Nonprofit board members attending conference in auditorium
by admin  |  Mar 11 , 2015

Best Boards Conference 2015

On March 5, 2015, more than 240 individuals joined the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership for the 14th annual Best Boards Conference.

Galaxy in space
by admin  |  Mar 06 , 2015

We Choose to go Beyond the Moon

It has been nearly 53 years since President John F. Kennedy gave his well-known 1962 moon speech from here at Rice University.

Man wearing cowboy hat taking image on cellphone at event
by admin  |  Feb 27 , 2015

Taking It to the Streets

Burst beyond the classroom walls and into Houston with “Street Photography,” taught by Daniel Kramer.

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by admin  |  Feb 25 , 2015

A Spring Garden of Microbes

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by admin  |  Feb 23 , 2015

Appreciating the Viking Legacy

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by admin  |  Feb 20 , 2015

Houston of Tomorrow