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O-week off campus

yzarkqyzarkq Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited May 2013 in Rice University
I live about 15 minutes from Rice, do I have to stay on campus overnight during O week?,
can I go home after the activities are done?
I am a transfer student, and I plan on living off-campus (at home) durning the school year.

Post edited by yzarkq on

Replies to: O-week off campus

  • crazymomstercrazymomster Registered User Posts: 1,872 Senior Member
    You do not have to participate in O Week. I'm sure you can stay where you want. However, you may be billed for on-campus O Week activities. Although as an off campus transfer student, they may not have housing for you for O Week, and therefore would not bill you.

    How's that for a useless answer :-).
  • yzarkqyzarkq Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    but don't you register for classes during o week?
    how do you do the necessary stuff (class registration, degree plan, etc...)?
  • Dorian_ModeDorian_Mode Registered User Posts: 1,444 Senior Member
    Actually, all undergraduates are required to participate in O-Week. Off-campus students are provided temporary rooms in their college for the duration of the week. Here is an O-Week FAQ that should have the answer to this and other similar questions: Rice University First Year Programs
  • yzarkqyzarkq Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Thanks for the info.
    I know it's required, I'm just asking whether I can just go home after the day is over, (instead of some temporary room)?

  • Dorian_ModeDorian_Mode Registered User Posts: 1,444 Senior Member
    I'm pretty sure you're required to stay on campus. O-Week activities can start pretty early and run rather late anyway, so it would be difficult to participate from off-campus even if you live nearby.
  • wallaceicy06wallaceicy06 Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
    This is not supposed to sound demeaning anyway, I just have some general advice for you and other transfer students: if you're a transfer student and are planning to just dodge the whole O-Week experience, you are making a terrible mistake. Not all transfer students are gung-ho about doing orientation with all the freshmen, but that's honestly because so many of them come from schools where your class year determines your social status. At Rice, people of all ages interact with each other; we often forget who is a sophomore, senior, etc. A lot of transfer students get over the whole freshmen thing and have a great time anyway. Considering that the on-campus experience is a huge part of Rice culture, I would strongly encourage you to live on campus during O-Week and to get to know some of your fellow classmates. And if you're not interested in interacting with people on campus, then you should honestly consider your investment in Rice's education, because that's a lot of money to be spending for an experience that you won't be taking full advantage of.
  • mogrimooglemogrimoogle Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    Tl;dr - go to o-week.
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