Our faculty pushes boundaries, challenges conventions, and is redefining online learning for students who think the same way. If you’re a high school junior or senior, or a visiting undergraduate, our Visiting Owls program offers diverse and challenging courses that are uniquely Rice.
Summer Semester 2024: Online or On-Campus*
Next summer, you could take a course that changes your course. With the Rice Visiting Owls program, you can earn college credit in everything from General Physics to Principles of Economics. Students also get to engage and collaborate with our exceptional Rice faculty. Looking to mix it up over the summer? Let’s talk.
*A select number of on-campus courses are available to Houston-area students. All on-campus students must follow campus policies.REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
Unconventional Courses, Online or In-Person
Tap into your curiosity with courses that challenge, engage, and redefine high-quality learning.
Earn college credits online or face-to-face at a top 20 university
Convention-breaking, curiosity-seeking, world-class faculty
High-demand courses with special summer tuition of $750 per credit hour
Summer 2024 Application Opens in January
Ready to jumpstart your degree? Next May-August 2024, Rice Visiting Owls will offer 6 summer blocks to fit your schedule.
|Block||Application Deadline||Block Dates||Duration|
|Summer Block B1||May 1, 2023 - APPLICATION CLOSED||May 8 - June 23, 2023||7 weeks|
|Summer Block C1||May 8, 2023 - APPLICATION CLOSED||May 15 - June 23, 2023||6 weeks|
|Summer Block D1||May 22, 2023 - APPLICATION CLOSED||May 30 - August 4, 2023||10 weeks|
|Summer Block E1||June 5, 2023 - APPLICATION CLOSED||June 12 - July 28, 2023||7 weeks|
|Summer Block B2||June 19, 2023 - APPLICATION CLOSED||June 26 - August 11, 2023||7 weeks|
|Summer Block C2||June 26, 2023 - APPLICATION CLOSED||July 3 - August 11, 2023||6 weeks|
Meet our Convention-Breaking Faculty
Watch our Office Hours videos and get a quick glimpse into what keeps our Rice faculty passionate and inspired.