How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply, click this link for the Graduate Housing Application and also follow the instructions below.
Applications for Spring 2020 housing are now open (updated October 29, 2019).
Who is eligible for housing?
All Rice Graduate Housing buildings are open to full-time, currently registered Rice University graduate students only. Students at other universities (except for Rice-sponsored summer programs), post-docs and non-students are not eligible to apply for housing. For new applications, only Rice University graduate students who have been accepted and will begin their enrollment in fall 2019 are eligible to apply. Students enrolled at Rice in spring 2019 or earlier are not eligible to apply, even if they have not stayed at Graduate Housing previously.
How do I apply for housing?
The Graduate Housing application is available online. Incoming first-year graduate students (including international students) are given the highest priority for becoming residents at the Rice Graduate Housing facilities.
The application must contain these items to be considered complete:
- A completed housing application
- $400 refundable security deposit and a $50 non-refundable application fee.
This should be mailed to one of the following addresses:
Rice Graduate Apartments
1515 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005Rice Village Apartments
2410 Shakespeare Street
Houston, TX, 77030
Only checks or money orders in U.S. currency will be accepted (made payable to Rice University). The applicant’s first and last name must be included on the check or money order for the applicant’s account to be credited. Please do not write on the back of the check or money order.
Both items (online housing application and deposit) must be received in order for the application to be considered complete. Failure to provide both of these items by the priority application deadline will place students on the waiting list.