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 2023: 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.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 2023 Application Opens
Ready to jumpstart your degree? From May through August, Rice Visiting Owls offers 6 summer blocks to fit your schedule.
Dates are still being finalized for Summer 2023. Check back soon!
|Block||Application Deadline||Block Dates||Duration|
|Summer Block A1||May 1, 2023||May 8 - May 26, 2023||3 weeks|
|Summer Block B1||May 1, 2023||May 8 - June 23, 2023||7 weeks|
|Summer Block C1||May 8, 2023||May 15 - June 23, 2023||6 weeks|
|Summer Block D1||May 22, 2023||May 30 - August 4, 2023||10 weeks|
|Summer Block E1||June 5, 2023||June 12 - July 28, 2023||7 weeks|
|Summer Block B2||June 19, 2023||June 26 - August 11, 2023||7 weeks|
|Summer Block C2||June 26, 2023||July 3 - August 11, 2023||6 weeks|
Meet our Convention-Breaking Faculty
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