Student Programs

Academic Year

The Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance

Through innovative educational outreach to students, the Boniuk Center seeks to build bridges of religious literacy, mutual understanding and interfaith collaboration between members of different faith traditions and spiritual or secular communities.

Center for College Readiness

The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies' Center for College Readiness offers various enrichment programs for middle and high schools students. Our student programs are designed to provide academic content and/ or "college knowledge" to prepare them for success in post-secondary education.

Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning

Formerly known as Houston Enriches Rice Education, the HERE Project has become the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) and is now a part of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. CERCL is a curricular and research initiative that uses innovative research, engaged pedagogy and other approaches to promote and advance creative models and practices of leadership benefiting new generations of leaders.


DREAM seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in STEM degree programs, particularly engineering. DREAM is structured on a foundation of long-term mentoring. The program sends a team of Rice STEM undergraduates to mentor and teach students in Houston area high schools to encourage them to pursue college degrees in STEM fields.

Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering

The Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) provides two summer high school programs: the IBB Summer BioScience Program offered to rising juniors and seniors, and the IBB Summer Academy for High School Students (exclusively for the Science Academy of South Texas).

Multicultural Community Relations

Multicultural Community Relations (MCR) conducts age-appropriate on-campus sessions for students in high school, middle school and elementary school to create an awareness of the steps needed to access college admission and financial resources for college.

The Shepherd School of Music

The Shepherd School of Music programs are designed to develop the love of music found in all children, teach children to understand music through joyful experience, and offer children with outstanding musical gifts an environment in which those gifts will be recognized and encouraged.

Student AP Exam Prep

This online AP* exam prep resource, developed by AP master teachers through the Rice University-AVID Center College Readiness Initiative, is designed to support and guide students through the exam preparation process.


Creative Writing Camp

Creative Writing Camp, a collaboration of Rice’s School Literacy and Culture and Writers in the Schools, has been a widely respected Houston-area summer camp for 26 years. Often cited on “Best Camps in Houston” lists, Creative Writing Camp for incoming kindergarten through 12th grade students is offered at eight campuses across the greater Houston area.

Recreation and Wellness Center: Summer Youth Activity Program

The Summer Youth Activity Program (for children aged 6 to 11) seeks to expose participants to a variety of sport and recreational activities, develop recreational skills, and promote social growth.

Rice ELITE (Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering) Summer Camp

The Rice ELITE (Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering) Summer Camp is a 1-week day camp for high-potential high school students (i.e., rising 9th-12th grade) who are aiming to be the next-generation of leaders in engineering. In addition to giving participants technical leadership development training, students choose and participate in one of three hands-on engineering technology tracks: (1) Augmented Reality, (2) Robotics & Autonomous Systems, and (3) 3D Printing & Modeling.

Rice for High School Students

The Center for College Readiness offers numerous development opportunities for students to increase their awareness of the importance of college and to master the skills necessary for their post-secondary success.

Rice Soccer Camps

Rice offers a variety of camp sessions that cater to all levels of athletes ages 4-18.

Rice Summer Sessions - Chemistry and BioSciences

The Rice Chemistry and BioSciences departments offer opportunities for high school rising seniors and graduating seniors to participate actively in Chemistry or BioSciences research and advance their mastery of chemical and biological research concepts while simultaneously earning college credits.

Rice Summer Sessions - Natural Sciences

At Rice Summer Sessions, you will find 26 Natural Sciences courses offered on campus or online. High school students can earn college-level degree credit and begin paving the way for a successful college experience.

Rice University Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM)

The Rice University Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM) supports and promotes Rice’s wide ranging efforts to improve K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Houston-area school districts.

Rice University School Math Project

RUSMP offers one-week activity-filled half-day math camps for students entering 2nd-grade through 7th-grade.  Curriculum will engage students in fun, hands-on mathematics investigations and games with connections to science, technology, engineering, and the visual arts. 

Say STEM Camp

Say STEM Camp is a 6-day, 5-night residential summer camp covering topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Rising 8th-12th grade students will learn the math and science behind cool and surprising things in their lives. Then they'll learn how to communicate them effectively by oral presentation and graphic design. Students will interact with college professors, experience life on a college campus, and develop skills in teamwork. Students from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East have attended the camp in past years. A special section of the camp is offered to rising 12th graders in the top 3 students of their high school class. The camp is hosted by the Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity.

Scott Pera Rice Basketball Camps

Rice offers a variety of camp sessions that cater to all levels of athletes grades 1st through 12th.