The record-breaking class of 2021 (1,048 freshmen) experienced a comprehensive introduction to campus life during O-Week in August. During seven days jam-packed with activities and events, the newest Rice Owls were acquainted with Rice’s resources and opportunities, briefed on its traditions and academic requirements, and embraced by the culture and community of their residential colleges. From move-in and matriculation to President Leebron’s barbecue and the academic fair, each unique O-Week event welcomed the new class to campus. The picture of the silhouettes atop Rice Stadium was taken at the Rice Rally, a tradition that promotes campus sporting events and offers food, games and music. New students piled into a spirited Tudor Fieldhouse and cheered to new beginnings.