Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just thinking about switching to a more plant-based diet, you may be wondering: How am I going to eat once I get to college? Especially in Texas, a state known for its barbecue, you may wonder if the meat-free options here are just as delicious. If you have a meal plan at Rice, though, you don’t need to worry too much, as there are plant-based options in every servery for every meal on campus.
As a new student, most especially during O-week, one of the first things you’ll hear about is the Culture of Care. And, believe me, it’s one of those things you will keep hearing about until it almost seems to lose meaning. At orientation, you’re introduced to all of Rice’s resources, which seem to take care of just about every need you’ll ever have. Need help making your schedule for next semester? Peer Academic Advisors (PAAs) are there for that. Come down with a cold? Need someone to talk to? Rice Health Advisors (RHAs) are prepared for all your basic mental & physical first-aid needs. Need general advice about academics or life at Rice? Your O-Week advisors are happy to help you figure things out. You hear about all these people–all this information is stuffed into your brain in such a short amount of time–and you just got here. You don’t know anyone at Rice. You wonder: are all these people really here to help? Can I ask them for help? Or are they just figureheads? Continue reading