Attention

On campus classes and activities for today, Sept. 20, have been canceled. 

Normal campus operations at Rice University will resume Saturday, Sept. 21.

Community Learning & Engagement

Experience lifelong learning driven by your fascinations. Explore the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, creative writing, photography, studio art, mind-body practices and many other subjects in our short, non-credit courses and programs for the community. 

Arts

Paint. Pixels. Pitch. Whether your preferred creative expression is studio art, photography, music or another medium, the lectures and hands-on workshops of our Arts courses offer expert guidance and welcoming environments. Absolute beginners, serious amateurs and seasoned professionals are invited to deepen their understanding of arts and design, enhance their skills or learn something entirely new.

Humanities

Are you intrigued by historical, literary, philosophical and other insights on the human condition? Do you appreciate the power of critical thinking, dialogue and the written word to enhance and shape our lives? Explore timely and timeless issues, guided by Rice University faculty and other community experts. Our lively intellectual community awaits you!

Science, Technology & Health

Houston is an international leader in advancing science, technology and health, home to outstanding universities, the largest medical center in the world and the headquarters of the aerospace industry. Our courses convene experts from across fields and institutions to share the latest research-based insights. From astronomy to robotics and from medicine to mindfulness, learn how discoveries in science, technology and health affect you, our...

Social Sciences

Are you a student of human nature, curious about why people think, feel and act the way that they do? Do you seek to better understand yourself, others and the forces shaping our communities, markets, and global cultures? Social scientists from across disciplines shed light on the human psyche and society.