Hanszen is one of Rice University's first residential colleges and objectively its greatest. If you're a Hanszenite past, present, or future, welcome to the online home of our Hanszen family! But regardless, feel free to take a look around our website and see what we are up to!

Countdown to O-Week!
Alan Tapper
President of Hanszen College

Message from the President

Welcome to the online home of Hanszen College! My mission as President is to help provide a welcoming, tight-knit community that looks out for all its members. Here you will find tons of helpful information and resources regarding our college government, history, and events.

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This is an entire week dedicated to getting to know your peers, holistic and intensive academic planning sessions, opportunities to explore Houston and its surroundings, and much more. O-Week is one of Rice's most beloved traditions, and each year, every college chooses a theme in order to unify the incoming class and advising teams into one greater entity.