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The Wellness Center

General Info
Student Wellbeing

Contact:  (713) 348-3311 or wellbeing@rice.edu
Business Hours:  Monday - Friday (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); closed weekends and University holidays
Located:  Gibbs Wellness Center (next door to the Recreation Center)

Counseling Center

Contact: 713-348-4867 (24 hours) Get emergency information
Business Hours: Monday - Friday (9:00am-5:00pm), closed weekends and University holidays.
Located: Rich Health Service Center (next to the Brown Masters House) and Gibbs Wellness Center

Let's Talk

We're here to help. Click here for more information on how to make an appointment with someone from the Rice Counseling Center.

For answers to common questions and concerns about going to the Counseling Center, check out the Counseling Center FAQs.


Looking to get control of your time?   Do you procrastinate too much? 

Obligation Overload Logo (higher res)

Join us for 'Obligation Overload', a time/commitment management workshop exploring issues directly aimed at Rice students and the Rice academic experience.   These hour interactive sessions explore procrastination, prioritizing, learning to say "no", and achieving balance.   While sessions are open to both graduate and undergraduate students, freshmen and transfer students are highly encouraged to attend to help ease the transition to Rice.
Fall 2014 Dates  

Is your college not listed but you want to host a session?   Contact Wellbeing at wellbeing@rice.edu.


To sign up for a date, please visit: https://signup.rice.edu/obligationoverload/ 

Tools to Minimize Online Distractions

  • Freedom - block all internet access for set periods of time
  • Cold Turkey - block access to distracting sites - for Windows OS only
  • Vitamin R - hide applications, use a time, set goals (free to try, but then a fee applies)
  • Concentrate - block sites, allow sites, launch and quit applications (free to try, but then a fee applies)
  • Rescue Time - schedule, track your time