Working for Rice is a hoot! There’s so much to love about being a Rice employee: comprehensive benefits, exclusive discounts on campus, access to great services and facilities, and even connections to the Houston community. Our goal is to list as many as we can here to make sure everyone takes full advantage of the unconventional perks Rice has to offer.
Do you know of an Owl Perk not listed here? Let us know!
Places to Eat On Campus
Located in the Ley portion of the student center. In addition to nearly every coffee drink imaginable, Coffeehouse also sells smaller food items, including bagels, cookies, pastries, and biscotti. Come grab an espresso with your snack! Be sure to think of coffeehouse for your holiday gift needs. We carry great coffee mugs and Coffeehouse T-Shirts as well. We also have a great catering menu. We deliver all over Rice Campus and pick up is available anytime during our business hours. For prices and more info please check their website.
Droubi’s Mediterranean Grill
Droubi’s has moved to South Servery in the old location of Whoo Deli. Stop by for a delicious lunch featuring gyros, falafel, wraps, burgers, and daily hot line specials.
The Owl Cove
Located in the RMC basement (Willy’s Pub) of the Student Center, the Owl Cove offers lunch options, Monday – Friday from 11 am – 2 pm featuring food from local Chinese restaurant “Ambassador Cafe”.
Located in the basement of the RMC portion of the student center. Run by students, for students, Willy’s features Quizno’s subs and Freschetta pizza during all operating hours—even at 1 a.m. It’s your definitive on-campus late-night food option! After 5 p.m., Willy’s offers bottled and draft beers for those 21 and over.
Valhalla started over 40 years ago as a place for graduate students to hang out, relax and socialize after a long day of school/work. Four decades later, not much has changed. Located under the stairs to Keck Hall 100, Valhalla is staffed by graduate students and alumni volunteers with student co-managers who report to the Board of Directors of V&W Permits Inc. They are a popular lunch spot (11:30 am – 1 pm, M-F) for their inexpensive selection of Jersey Mike’s subs and Les Grival’s Banh Mi sandwiches. Valhalla offers a wide selection of draft and bottled beers along with assorted snacks.
Located in the Rice Student Center, The Hoot is Rice University’s only late-night, student-run café serving a variety of hot food, snacks, and drinks to keep you energized through the night!
Categorized under: Fun & Unconventional
Available to: Staff, Faculty, Retirees, Family