Campus tours: Tours are offered twice monthly, every second and fourth Friday. Tours are given in the afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm during the months from November to April. These tours highlight the most recently completed construction projects on campus.

LEED tours: Tours of the LEED-certified buildings on campus are available upon request.

Project tours: These tours are given to groups affiliated with the university and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Participants are required to come dressed appropriately; hard-sole, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and long-sleeve shirts must be worn. Hard hats, safety vests, and glasses will be provided for tour participants.

Facilities and Capital Planning tours: These tours offer a unique view into the hard work and efforts of the men and women working in the department. These tours are offered once a month to Rice students, faculty, and staff. 

Steam tunnel tours: Tour participants will have the opportunity to visit the steam tunnels below the university. These tours are offered upon request and are limited to groups of 15 people at a time.

Craft and Maintenance Shop tours: Tour participants will have the opportunity to see what happens behind the scenes in the craft and maintenance shops. These tours are offered on request.

To schedule any of these tours, please contact the facilities department at 713-348-5408 or m