Move-In Day


We couldn’t be more excited for your arrival on the first day of a new, exhilarating, Hanszen-filled part of your life. You’ve got a great week ahead of you, and here are some helpful bits of information to know before you come on move-in day:

Arrival times are between 9 am and 11 am on August 13th. If you have any trouble finding Hanszen, don’t hesitate to ask for help! You’ll know once you make it to Hanszen. You’ll hear a bunch of people shouting your name and running towards your car. These are your Advisors, Co-Advisors, and Affiliates who will be with you for the entire week! Your Advisors, along with members of Rice’s football team, will take care of getting all of your stuff, your bags, and your clothes to your room. We’ll take you inside our Commons, and there you’ll get to meet our O-Week Coordinators, Magisters, RAs, College Coordinator and the Hanszen President and Chief Justice. Once hands have been shaken, names exchanged, and room keys given, you’ll want to strike a pose for your first picture as a Hanszenite!

Once all that’s done, we’ll take you up to your room where you can unpack your things and get to know your roommate. Take some time to settle in and check to see if you have everything you need. Even if you don’t, the Gophers or your Advisors will be able to help you out in getting anything you’re missing. Next, we’ll have lunch! South Servery will prepare a great meal for you and your family. Enjoy it and spend some time with your parents. Don’t be afraid to sit with strangers because you’ll be meeting new people all week! After lunch, you’ll say goodbye to your parents. Say your real goodbyes before you get to campus – it might be overwhelming once you get here. However, take all the time you need. Remember that your parents are only a phone call away, so don’t forget to call them now and again. You’re about to have a busy, fun-filled week, and we promise that it’ll be well worth it! Welcome to Rice. Welcome to Hanszen.

Welcome to O-Week!

Hanszen Advisors getting stoked for the new students' arrival!


Advisors will help you move your stuff in!