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The 2015 Schedule of Events is unavailable at this time but will be similar to the 2014 Schedule of Events below. Please check back often for updated information.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

11:30-1:30 pm 

Picnic for New Alumni                                                               
Peter and Nancy Huff House (rain or shine)
For more information, call 713-348-5305. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

5:30-6:30 pm 

Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
Master of Arts in Teaching and Teacher Education Reception
Farnsworth Pavilion, Ley Student Center
For more information, call 713-348-4826.

Friday, May 16, 2014

8:30 am   Master's Convocation
Tudor Fieldhouse
Reception following in Grand Foyer, Alice Pratt Brown Hall
 
11:30-1 pm   School of Social Sciences Reception
Commencement Reception and Awards Ceremony
Grand Hall, Rice Memorial Student Center
For more information, call 713-348-2181.
 
11:30 am-1:30 pm   Department of Earth Science
Awards Ceremony - Room 131, Anderson Biological Laboratories
Reception following on the patio, Keith-Wiess Geological Laboratories
For more information, call 713-348-4880.

 
1-2:30 pm   Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology Reception
Room 101, Brockman Hall
For more information, call 713-348-4207.
 
1:00-3:00 pm                          Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business Investiture Ceremony
Tudor Fieldhouse
Reception following at Janice and Robert McNair Hall.
For more information, call 713-348-3398.
 
2-3:30 pm  The Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities Reception
Courtyard of Humanities Building
For more information, call 713-348-6152.

 

2:30-4:00 pm 

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation and Presentation of Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize
Hamman Hall
For more information, call 713-348-3838.

3-4 pm  Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Stude Concert Hall, Alice Pratt Brown Hall
For more information, call 713-348-4002.
 

 
Chao Center for Asian Studies Reception
Rice Art Gallery foyer and plaza, Sewall Hall

Ceremony at 3:30 p.m.
For more information, call 713-348-5843.
 
 

Department of Spanish and Portuguese Reception
Third-floor lobby, Rayzor Hall
For more information, call 713-348-5451.

  Department of Hispanic Studies Reception
Third-floor lobby, Rayzor Hall
For more information, Call 713-348-5451.
 
 3:30-5 pm  Department of Kinesiology Reception
TV lounge, Brochstein Pavilion
For more information, call 713-348-8816.
 
4-5:30 pm   Department of Mathematics Reception
Room 438, Herman Brown Hall
For more information, call 713-348-2544.
RSVPs should be addressed to ligia.p.leismer@rice.edu
 
  School of Engineering Reception
Martel Hall, Anne and Charles Duncan Hall
For more information, call 713-348-3895.
 
  Department of English Reception
Room 255, Herring Hall
For more information, call 713-348-4840.
 
  School of Architecture Reception
Smith Garden, Anderson Hall
For more information, call 713-348-4864.
 
  Departments of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies; the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality; and Program in Jewish Studies Reception
Courtyard of Humanities Building
For more information, call 713-348-4947.
 

4:30-5:30 pm  

Department of Physics and Astronomy Reception
Brockman Hall for Physics
Awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m., Room 101, Brockman Hall

Group photo and reception at 5 p.m.
For more information, call 713-348-4938.

4:30-6 pm  Department of Chemistry Reception
Foyer of Dell Butcher Hall
For more information, call 713-348-4082.
 
4:30-6:30 pm  Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Reception
Courtyard of M.D. Anderson Biological Laboratories
For more information, call 713-348-4913.
 
5-6:30 pm  Department of Classical Studies Reception
Lobby, Rayzor Hall
For more information, call 713-348-4151.
 
5:30-6:00 pm  Duncan College Graduating Senior's Toast
Home of College Master - Dr. Luis Duno-Gottberg
 
6 pm  Degree candidates and participants line up in their colleges for Undergraduate Convocation
 
7-9:30 pm  Undergraduate Convocation
Academic Quadrangle
 
9:30 pm  Fireworks
Academic Quadrangle

Saturday, May 17, 2014

6:30-8:30 am 

'R' Association Breakfast honoring graduating student-athletes and their families
'R' Room at Rice Stadium
For more information, call 713-348-6915.

8:00 am 

Degree candidates and participants line up for Commencement

9-10:30 am 

Commencement
Academic Quadrangle
Commencement Address by Dr. Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO of CARE USA

Following Commencement 

Reception for undergraduate degree recipients and their guests in residential colleges. For more information, call individual colleges.

Luncheon for doctoral degree recipients and their guests
Grand Hall, Rice Memorial Center
For more information, call 713-348-4002.

6:30 pm 

 

Association of Rice Alumni Laureates Dinner for recipients of Distinguished Alumni, Meritorious Service, and Gold Medal Awards
For more information, call 713-348-3658.
http://alumni.rice.edu/laureates