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 2022: Online or On-Campus*

This 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, to Climate Change & Social Inequality. Students also get to engage and collaborate with our exceptional Rice faculty. Looking to mix it up this summer? Let’s talk.

*A select number of on-campus courses are available to Houston-area students. All on-campus students must follow campus COVID policies.

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Unconventional Courses, Online or In-Person

Tap into your curiosity with courses that challenge, engage, and redefine high-quality learning.

Explore Our Courses


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

Application is Now Open for
Summer 2022

Ready to jumpstart your degree? From May through August, Rice Visiting Owls offers 6 summer blocks to fit your schedule. Don’t miss these key dates and deadlines.

Block Application Deadline Block Dates Duration
Summer Block B1 May 2, 2022 - CLOSED! May 9 - June 24, 2022 7 weeks
Summer Block C1 May 9, 2022 - CLOSED! May 16 - June 24, 2022 6 weeks
Summer Block D1 May 23, 2022 - CLOSED! May 31 - August 5, 2022 10 weeks
Summer Block E1 June 6, 2022 - CLOSED! June 13 - July 29, 2022 7 weeks
Summer Block B2 June 20, 2022 - CLOSED! June 27 - August 12, 2022 7 weeks
Summer Block C2 June 27, 2022 - CLOSED! July 5 - August 12, 2022 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.

Professor Perkins Ball
Foundations of Kinesiology (KINE 120)

Professor DeNicco from Principles of Economics (ECON 100)

Let's Answer Them.

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