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Schedule of Events


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Rice Alumni Pride (RAP), Out for Business, and Queer Resource Center
Celebration of LGBT Graduating Seniors
Peter and Nancy Huff House
Registration is required, please register here.
For more information, call 713-348-6181.

   

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

3–6 p.m. 

New Alumni Block Party
Peter and Nancy Huff House (rain or shine)
For more information, call 713-348-6181.

   

Thursday, May 12, 2016

5:30-7 p.m. 

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.
 

5:30-7:30 p.m.

 

Association of Rice University Black Alumni (ARUBA)
New Alumni Welcome Reception
Peter and Nancy Huff House
Registration is required, please register here.
For more information, call 713-348-4057.

Rice Alumni in Medicine (RAM)
New Alumni Pinning Ceremony

Grand Hall, Rice Memorial Center

Registration is required, please register here.
For more information, call 713-348-4057.

   

Friday, May 13, 2016

9 a.m.-10 a.m.  

Advanced Degrees Convocation
Stude Concert Hall, Alice Pratt Brown Hall
Reception following in Grand Foyer, Alice Pratt Brown Hall

10:30 a.m.–noon   

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

11 a.m.–1 p.m.                          

Professional Science Master’s Program
Brunch for master’s degree recipients and their guests
Farnsworth Pavilion
For more information, call 713-348-3188.

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.  

School of Social Sciences
Commencement Reception and Awards Ceremony
Grand Hall, Rice Memorial Center
For more information, call 713-348-2190. 

1–3 p.m.

 

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 p.m. 

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


 

Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities Reception
Humanities Courtyard, Humanities Building
For more information, call 713-348-6152. 


2–3:30 p.m.  

Chao Center for Asian Studies Reception
Room 209, Mechanical Laboratory
Ceremony and group photo at 2:30 p.m.
For more information, call 713-348-2858.
 

3-4:30 p.m.
 

Department of Kinesiology Reception
TV Lounge, Brochstein Pavilion
For more information, call 713-348-8816.
 

 

 

School of Architecture Reception
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall
For more information, call 713-348-4864.

 

 


 

Department of English Reception
Room 255, Herring Hall
For more information, call 713-348-4840.
 

Department of Classical and European Studies Reception
Second-floor Lobby, Rayzor Hall
For more information, call 713-348-4151.

School of Engineering Reception
Martel Hall, Anne and Charles Duncan Hall
For more information, call 713-348-3895.

3:30–4:30 p.m.

 

Department of Spanish & Portuguese and Latin American Studies Reception
Third-floor Lobby, Rayzor Hall
For more information, call 713-348-5451. 
 

3:30–5 p.m.

 

Department of BioSciences
(Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Biochemistry and Cell Biology)
Commencement Reception and Awards Ceremony
George R. Brown Hall Courtyard between the East and West Wings
For more information, call 713-348-4207.


Department of Mathematics Reception
Room 438, Herman Brown Hall
For more information, call 713-348-2544.
 

 

 

Departments of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies; Program in Jewish Studies; and the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality Reception
Humanities Courtyard, Humanities Building
For more information, call 713-348-4947.
 

 

 

Department of Chemistry Reception
Foyer, Dell Butcher Hall
For more information, call 713-348-3277.
 

4-5 p.m. 

Shepherd School of Music
Graduate Reception
Orchestra Rehearsal Hall
For more information, call 713-348-4157.
 

4-5:30 p.m.  

Department of Earth Science Reception
Awards at 4 p.m., Anderson Bio Lab 131
Reception to follow on the Keith-Wiess Geological Lab patio
For more information, call 713-348-4880.

 

4:30-5:30 p.m. 

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.

 

4:30-6:30 p.m.

 

Department of Psychology Reception
Honoring our graduate student degree recipients and their guests
Rice Art Gallery Foyer, Sewall Hall

For more information, call 713-348-4856


4:45-6:30 p.m.  

Seniors Dinner Only (for all residential colleges)  

Families are welcome to join their graduating seniors for dinner at their respective colleges at no charge.

 

6:30 p.m. 

Degree candidates and participants line up in their colleges for Undergraduate Convocation

 

7:30-10 p.m. 

Undergraduate Convocation
Academic Quadrangle

 

10 p.m. 

Fireworks
Academic Quadrangle

   

Saturday, May 14, 2016

6-8 a.m. 

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

 

6:30-8 a.m. 

Continental Breakfast (for all residential colleges)

For graduating seniors prior to commencement

 

7:30 a.m. 

Degree candidates and participants line up for Commencement

 

8:30-10 a.m. 

Commencement
Academic Quadrangle
Commencement Address by Sheryl WuDunn, USA (Ret.)

 

Following
Commencement
 

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


10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Brunch for doctoral degree recipients and their guests
Grand Hall, Rice Memorial Center

For more information, call 713-348-4002.


6 p.m. 

 

Association of Rice Alumni Laureates
The Corinthian
Dinner for recipients of the Gold Medal, Distinguished Alumni Award and Meritorious Service Award
For more information, call 713-348-4111.