A lot of work goes into ensuring that Rice’s 1,923 seniors and graduate students get their diplomas this weekend. We talked with Hannes Hofer, facilities project manager with Rice’s Department of Facilities, Engineering and Planning, for the numbers.
chairs placed in the academic quad
hours of labor invested by FE&P personnel
two-way radios for commencement marshals
days to build the platform in the quad
people who can fit in Tudor Fieldhouse (the rain location)