Sending your children away from home, we want to assure you that your children are in safe hands. Although the program is student-run, we have adult faculty advisors on campus 24 hours a day, every day. Rice University has its own emergency medical service and police force prepared for all kinds of unexpected problems. Every group of 10 high school students will be paired up with 3 trained university students who will supervise them from when they wake up to when they go to sleep every day of the program.

In the event of conflict, the program has a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol, drugs, violence against anyone involved in the program, or other illegal activities. Students who violate this policy will be removed from the program immediately and will be sent home.

For students to participate in the program, all parents and/or guardians must attend an introductory presentation to the program on the first day, Saturday, May 30th, from 9-11:30 AM. Breakfast will be provided. You will hear from the program coordinators and student staff about the schedule and goals of the program and from faculty sponsors about their role and availability during the program. Of course, we will answer any questions that you might have, or you can email us at any time at