Travel, Health, & Safety
Meeting attendees should review government travel guidance to confirm eligibility and requirements for travel. (link) The health and safety of our attendees are our top priority. Rice University Covid policies can be consulted here: https://coronavirus.rice.edu/policies
The Rice University campus is in southwest central Houston at 6100 Main St. across Main Street from the Texas Medical Center. Rice University is served by two airports: Hobby Airport is the closest airport to the university (about a 30-minute drive in favorable traffic conditions). George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), which is much larger, is generally just under an hour's drive away, but the drive can take longer in peak traffic times.
Metro Bus - the only public transport option to Rice is by Metro bus:
Other airport transportation:
You can also take taxis or Uber/Lyft to and from IAH or Hobby, approx. $50-60 depending on the time of day.
If you rent a car from the airport, maps and directions to campus are available here: https://www.rice.edu/get-to-rice
There is daily paid parking at the Moody lot adjacent to the meeting center in the Glasscock School. The cost is $12 per day.
Getting around Houston:
Metro includes busses and a light rail system.
Non-US conference visitors might need a Visa to attend the conference. Please see Visa information here.