Planning Your Visit to Campus

Ceremony Ticketing and Seating Capacity

No tickets will be issued for Rice University Commencement Ceremonies. There are no seating capacity limitations and all seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Text Updates

A special Commencement communication system has been set-up to provide students, families, faculty and staff with vital emergency updates (including inclement weather updates). To opt into this system, please text 2024RICEGRAD to 888-777. You may opt out at any time by replying STOP. For help, reply HELP. Standard messaging and data rates may apply.