Campus Access

Rice University is continually improving access to campus facilities. The following list details just some of the efforts Rice has made towards complete accessibility. Click here for Rice Campus Access Map.

General access:

  • All academic and administrative buildings are wheelchair accessible (except Lovett Hall and Mech Lab).
  • Assisted listening systems are available in numerous lecture rooms, concert and performance halls.
  • Accessible eating areas are located in all college commons.
  • Automatic door openers are installed on many building entrances.

Wheelchair accessible areas are common and include:

  • Stacks and study areas at Fondren Library (book retrieval services are available for less-accessible areas)
  • Student residences
  • Computer facilities through campus
  • Campus shuttle buses

The Adaptive Technology (AT) lab at Fondren Library 108 has many types of AT-related software and equipment. For more information, visit Student Information page, Adaptive Technology.

  • Computers with software providing  screen magnification, screen reading and the ability to change text into speech, or speech to text.
  • Desktop video magnifier (CCTV) to magnify printed materials, small objects, etc.
  • Refreshable Braille display
  • Specialty keyboards
  • TDD/TTY phone for use by people with hearing impairments

DSS also publishes the Rice Access Map. This map shows accessible entrances to all buildings, accessible parking areas, curb cuts, and other helpful information. Click here for the Rice Campus Access Map or contact DSS or pick one up at the Welcome Center.

Parking on Campus:

There are ample accessible parking spaces located all around the campus. Visitors can review locations of parking lots and designated accessible spaces on the Rice Campus Access Map. For concerns about where to find accessible spaces, contact DSS at 713-348-5841.