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This summer you could take a course that changes your course.
If you’re a high school junior or senior, or a visiting undergraduate, our Visiting Owls program offers diverse, unexpected, and unconventional courses that are redefining online and on-campus learning.

Summer Semester 2023: Online or On-Campus

  • Earn college credits
  • Engage and collaborate with experts in their fields
  • Choose from 6 summer blocks to fit your schedule
  • Explore unique courses you can only find at Rice
  • Special Summer Tuition at a top 20 university

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Summer 2023

Summer 2023 Application is Now Open

Ready to jumpstart your degree? From May through August, Rice Visiting Owls offers 6 summer blocks to fit your schedule.

Special summer tuition: $750 per credit hour

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 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

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


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)