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Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Traveling to the Symposium

Airport transportation: Transportation to and from the airport can be arranged through Super Shuttle at www.supershuttle.com or (800) BLUE-VAN (258-3826). Prices range from $19 one-way from Hobby Airport to $24 one-way from Bush Intercontinental Airport. Taxi transportation may be arranged starting at $27 from Hobby Airport and $51 from Bush Intercontinental Airport. Additional information can be found at fly2houston.com.

Air travel: When scheduling departing flights, please allow enough time to travel from Rice University to the airport and to clear airport security. Travel time to Hobby airport is approximately 30 minutes; travel time to Bush Intercontinental Airport is approximately one hour. To review Houston information please go to fly2houston.com.

Houston Attractions: Information about things to do and see can be found at the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Explore Houston through Rice University Web pages.

Clothing and climate: Dress for class sessions is casual and comfortable. Please check the weather before you arrive to insure that you are comfortable during yor stay. All buildings at Rice University are well air-conditioned, some can even be quite cold; therefore, please pack a sweater or a jacket.

Hotels: See a listing of nearby hotels (pdf). 

Driving Directions: 

From North or South

1. Those approaching Houston on I-45 North or I-45 South should take the US 59 south exit. From US 59 south, take the Fannin Street exit and travel south on Fannin until you reach Sunset Boulevard. Take a right on Sunset and an immediate left on Main Street. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

2. Those approaching Houston from the north on US 59 (heading south) should take the Fannin Street exit and travel south on Fannin until you reach Sunset Boulevard. Take a right on Sunset and an immediate left on Main Street. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

3. Those approaching Houston from the south on US 59 (heading north) should exit at Main Street, stay in the right lane and turn right (south) on Main. Follow Main until you pass the light at Sunset Boulevard. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2

From East or West

1. Those approaching Houston from the west on I-10 East should take 610 South to 59 North and exit at Greenbriar. Stay on the frontage road, turn right (south) on Greenbriar. Follow Greenbriar to the light at Rice Boulevard. Turn left on Rice Boulevard. Stay on Rice Boulevard until it becomes Sunset. Turn right on Main Street and take an immediate right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

2. Those approaching Houston from the east on I-10 West should take the US 59 South exit. From US 59 South, take the Fannin Street exit and travel south on Fannin until you reach Sunset Boulevard. Take a right on Sunset Boulevard and an immediate left on Main Street. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

3. Those approaching Houston from the northwest on 290 should take 610 South to 59 North and exit at Main Street, stay in the right lane and turn right (south) on Main. Follow Main until you pass the light at Sunset Boulevard. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.