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Directions to Rice and Parking Info

If you are staying in the Hilton Houston Post Oak, we will be providing shuttle buses for you from the hotel to Rice and the other activities, so you can safely ignore most of this.  If you are driving in from somewhere else, and will be parking on the Rice campus, the below information will be important to you.

Directions to Rice: (links to other Rice websites on this page will open another browser window) (another Rice website)

You're coming from all over the area, so I thought this might be helpful. If you are familiar with lower downtown Houston, Duncan Hall is near the eastern edge of the campus, which ends at the corner of Main Street and Sunset Blvd.


Interactive Map of Rice Campus (to find Parking Lots and Duncan Hall): (another Rice website)

Use the Find a Building drop-down menu to find Duncan Hall.  The Lovett Founders Court Lot, the North Lot, and the Central Campus Garage are marked in a beige color on the map.  Those are the three paid parking lots that are relatively close to Duncan Hall.  Lovett is closest to Duncan Hall (less than a block), the North Lot is next closest (a little over a block), and the Central Garage is third closest (about two long blocks).

The Lovett Founders Court Lot is adjacent to the Faculty Club; the Central Campus Garage is located underground east of the music school (under the Jones Graduate School); and the North Visitor Lot is found near entrance 20 off of Rice Boulevard .  After 6 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday, the entire North Lot is open to paying visitors.  The fees for the use of these lots are $1 for each 17.5 minutes, with a $10 daily maximum, but we'll be paying those fees if you're a non-Rice attendee (see How to Park in the paid lots below).

Signs inside the campus near entrances 1, 2, 8, and 20 provide directions to all visitor parking.


How to Park in the paid lots: (This info is for out-of-town attendees who are driving, and other Houston attendees. Rice University attendees should park in their usual lots).

When you've found the lot you're going to park in, here are instructions for using a parking validation (basically, the instructions are "use a credit card to enter the lot.  When leaving, insert the parking validation, and then the same credit card and your card won't be charged").  You'll receive the parking validation at the seminar.

Here are the official Rice instructions about using parking validations. (another Rice website).