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!

Steven Maradiaga
President of Hanszen College

Message from the President

Welcoming, a new age. They say the largest empires start with strongest of wills, and lucky for Hanszen, my middle name is STRONG WILL. I look forwarding to being the new EMPEROR, I mean indefinite President of Hanszen. You should too! Thanks.

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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.