Incoming First-Year Students

Welcome New Students

Congratulations on your admission to Rice University! My name is Ligia Leismer and I am the Graduate Studies Coordinator for the Mathematics Department. We will work together throughout your stay here at Rice. If you have questions about anything concerning your studies at Rice I am a good place to start, so always feel free to come to me with any questions you may have.

MONDAY, AUGUST 15 & 16: Mandatory Orientation for all International Students
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17: Mandatory Rice University orientation for all graduate students
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19: Mandatory Mathematics Department Orientation for ALL incoming students

Required of all new graduate students:

  • Health Data Form Due July 1 in Student Health Services. You will not be permitted to register for classes until Health Services has the form and is satisfied with your immunization records.

  • Rice Student Health InsuranceRegister or waive Rice health insurance by September 2nd. All students are required to have health insurance coverage. Open Enrollment for Rice Student Health Insurance for Fall 2016: July 5th - September 2nd.

  • Final Transcript Submit Final Transcript due September 23rdto Ligia Leismer, Department Coordinator (Office HBH 210).

  • Payment of fees, insurance, and any tuition not covered by scholarship due August 10 in the Cashier’s office (there will be a late fee if payment is not received by this date). You will receive a bill in July from Rice University.

Required of all international students:

I will be sending you more information throughout the summer via email concerning various matters. Please be sure to set up and regularly check your Rice e-mail since this is the address the university as well as the department will use to use to send you updates and information.

Have a terrific summer and I look forward to meeting you in August!

Ligia Leismer
Mathematics Department

Tel (713) 348-4829

Mailing Address:
Rice University
Math Department -- MS 136
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77005-1892

Physical Address:
Rice University
Herman Brown Hall for Mathematical Sciences
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005