What do freshmen bring to Rice, besides school supplies?

rain1. Rain boots and an umbrella
To stay dry in the Houston weather and campus “lakes.”

snacks2. Snacks
Because late-night snack attacks can strike without warning — and when the servery is closed.

family3. Photos
To stave off homesickness (and remind you to call your mom).

hammock4. A hammock
To transform Rice’s low-hanging, weight-bearing live oaks into an outdoor lounge.

phones5. Noise-canceling headphones
Because dorm walls are thinner than you’d think.