This page was updated on 4/9/2020 to reflect changes Rice University made in light of COVID-19.
Rice administers the Summer Sessions program to advance curricular goals and help students stay on target to graduate within six years. The Summer Sessions program is managed by the Office of the Registrar, and each school will determine its own course offerings.
All courses, except for research and internship, must be offered online. No face-to-face courses may meet.
The schedule for the 2020 Summer Sessions can be found on the Registrar's website under Academic Calendars. The Summer Sessions are divided into six main blocks.
The Academic Calendar contains further information on refund rules (including refund percentages), University holidays, grade submission deadlines, etc.
Several key dates for departments and Academic Deans' office exist for the creation of the schedule of courses. (Note: Minimum enrollment requirements are subject to change at the discretion of the Vice President for Finance.)
All non-research and non-internship courses on the course schedule prior to 4/9 have been cancelled, and those students were notified of the cancellation.
In order to offer a course online in Summer 2020 (or any semester), you will need to have the course updated at the Course Catalog level before placing it on the Course Schedule.
In order to offer a course this summer, it must be offered online. This means that Rice Policy 846 (https://policy.rice.edu/846) must be followed for all courses, and that includes approval through the appropriate curriculum committees and Rice Online.
The current steps are as follows:
If you have already gone through the above steps for a specific course, you do not need to go through them again; rather, you can move on to the Course Schedule component below. If you have questions on whether or not you have gone through them for a specific course, please inquire with Caroline Levander (email@example.com).
Once a course has been approved through the CourseLeaf CIM workflow steps to be offered online, it will be available to schedule online for a summer block. Your department scheduler can place the course on the Course Schedule into one of the following sessions by submitting the request through CourseLeaf CLSS.
Rice students participating in organized summer undergraduate research/internship programs for credit are not charged tuition, up to 3 credit hours for each course type. In order for a course to count toward this program, the course must be an existing eligible research/internship course, and if an internship, be a domestic internship. (Internship courses that include international travel are not eligible for the waiver.) The OTR will verify with the appropriate entities that the course is eligible to be offered tuition-free. Student eligibility criteria for these courses is available at Summer Tuition and Fees.
Student registration procedures are available on the student Summer Sessions page.
At this time, the summer program is an opportunity for currently enrolled Rice students, and visiting students from other institutions including recent high school graduates, to take college coursework for credit.
Tuition and fee information is available on the Cashier's website.
If you have additional questions regarding the Summer Sessions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 713-348-4999.