Student Directory Information - Spring 2023

From the Office of the Registrar (OTR) . . .


This e-mail is sent at the beginning of each semester as a courtesy reminder.

Rice University students are encouraged to regularly update their miscellaneous personal information within ESTHER. For additional information, including step-by-step instructions, please visit the Office of the Registrar website's "Updating Personal Information" web page, at:

Student Request to Withhold Directory Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA) provides for educational records to identify certain information as directory information, which may be disclosed without the student's permission. In certain instances, students may not want this directory information disclosed. Students have the right to request the withholding of directory information, and within ESTHER there is an online form where students can conveniently make this request.

For information on FERPA, including a list of what Rice University has designated as directory information, and answers to FERPA FAQs, please visit the FERPA page on the Office of the Registrar website at:

**PLEASE NOTE: Students who request to restrict directory information should understand that their names will not appear in the online directory, printed campus directories, online lists of prize winners, the President’s Honor Roll, and/or other official lists.

Thank you.