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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.

Taking Time Off From Rice University 

Students taking a break from Rice to focus on their well-being are encouraged to talk with professional staff in the Student Wellbeing Office (Phone: 713-348-3311 or E-mail: wellbeing@rice.edu). Staff members in the Student Wellbeing Office talk to students considering taking time off for these reasons and serve as a liaison to the medical readmission process. More information about medical leave/withdrawal and readmission can be found on ESTHER.


Students should log-in into their ESTHER account to learn more about taking time off and returning to Rice.

1)  Log into ESTHER
2)  Click the Student Services Tab
3)  Scroll down to and click on "Taking Time Off From Rice University"

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Wellbeing Office at 713-348-3311 or wellbeing@rice.edu.