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Housing for Graduate Students

Graduate students have three different housing facilities: Rice Graduate Apartments, Rice Village Apartments, and Morningside Square Apartments. All three properties are within walking distance from the campus, and also provide easy transportation to and from campus and all shopping needs on the weekend through a shuttle service. They also provide social activities and events to help students take a break from their studies. Each community is unique in its own way and provides a broad living environment. For all property information, please visit http://campushousing.rice.edu/graduate External Link.

Rice Graduate Apartments is a garden style complex located just north of campus on Bissonnet. The community includes quick and easy access to campus, study rooms, laundry facilities, bike rooms, two courtyards, and recreational areas. Electronically controlled access gates for pedestrian and vehicular paths are provided. ADA accessible units are available to students requesting reasonable accommodations. Each apartment is furnished with a bed, desk, desk chair, night stand, chest of drawers, and a bookshelf. In addition, each unit includes basic cable, water, and Wi-Fi Internet. Housing is assigned through a lottery, with a high placement rate given to incoming graduate students. For further information, visit the website above, call 713-348-GRAD (4723), or email gradapts@rice.edu.

The Morningside Square Apartments is a two-story 1950’s building located in a quiet neighborhood adjacent to Rice Village on Shakespeare Street at Morningside Drive. The community is a short walking distance to campus, restaurants, and shopping areas. The bedrooms are furnished with a bed, desk, desk chair, chest of drawers, and a nightstand. Basic cable TV is provided and on-site laundry is available. Controlled access gates for pedestrian and vehicular use are included. Family housing is available and apartments are assigned according to availability to fully enrolled graduate students. Call 713-348-4050 or email msapts@rice.edu for further information.

The Rice Village Apartments is a four-story contemporary style community located on Shakespeare Street across from Morningside Square Apartments and within a short walk of the Village. It offers four ADA accessible units for students requesting reasonable accommodations, and also offers family housing. Each unit offers appliances equipped with Energy Star efficiency to conserve energy and protect the environment. In addition, it is furnished with a dresser, nightstand, desk, chair, and bed. Basic cable, Wi-Fi Internet, and water also are included. The laundry facility has a system that can email alert you when your laundry is done. Other amenities include common areas, study rooms, a recreational area, bike room, and a community herb garden. Controlled security access is provided by a keyless front door using either a biometric fingerprint or a key fob system. Housing is assigned through a lottery, with a high placement rate given to incoming graduate students. For more information, call 713-348-4050, or email rvapts@rice.edu.

For more information regarding services and resources for graduate students, please visit http://graduate.rice.edu/studentlife External Link.

Last Revised : August 12, 2016