Current Students

Information for Current Students

System Resources

Here is a quick overview of our systems, their purpose, and how frequently you need to interact. They all require an active NetID and password to log in.

  • Esther
    Use: 10+ times per year
    Purpose: Here you will register for your classes, pay your tuition, check your grades, fill out the majority of your course evaluations, etc. Because this system contains sensitive information, it requires its own unique log-in: the SID/PIN combination. TIP: If you forget your PIN, don’t try more than twice—instead, fill in your SID (S, the number zero, and a series of numbers) and click “forgot pin;” otherwise, you’ll be locked out and have to email the registrar for a reset.

  • Canvas
    Use: At least weekly
    Purpose: A web-based collaborative course management system to facilitate your course learning and house class materials, Canvas allows you to upload class assignments, submit quizzes, engage in course discussion, as well as communicate with your instructor. You will also be able to access course packs, course software, your syllabi and grades. Eventually, you will have multiple tabs in Canvas corresponding to your courses. You may not have access to any course tabs until closer to the start of classes.
  • Campus Groups
    Use: Weekly
    Purpose: A web-based student resources and activities management platform, CampusGroups is where we (the Student Program Office and Rice Business Registrar Department) will communicate with you and post resources for your use. You will also find more information about Student Clubs. It includes a master calendar of school-wide and program specific events.
  • Email
    Use: DAILY!
    Purpose: Everything is communicated through your Rice email. Items sent through CampusGroups and Canvas come through here. Rice Business communications are sent here. Rice University communications are sent here. You will get a lot of email, but it is important that you check this account daily and stay on top of what you need to be doing throughout the program.
    Tip: How to forward your email

Academic Calendars


The registrar handles all details of student enrollment, degree requirements and graduation. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have at

Board Fellows Information

Don't forget to apply to Board Fellows. You can learn valuable leadership skills from community leaders and gain experience in the nonprofit sector from “real live” nonprofit management and governance.  Learn more here.

Alumni Resources for Students


  • Join the Rice Portal
    The Rice Portal is Rice University's official alumni directory. You can use the Rice Portal to find alumni in your area, change your communication preferences, look up classmates, and so much more.
  • Join Sallyportal
    Sallyportal is Rice University's official networking and mentorship platform. You can use Sallyportal to find a mentor and search for other alumni in your desired industry or company.
  • Join our social networks
    We have private Facebook, LinkedIn, and Sallyportal groups for our alumni. You can also follow us on Instagram @ricebizalumni and use the hashtag #ricebizalumni or tag us to engage.
  • Invite alumni to your events
    To invite alumni to your student club events, visit this page for more information.


  • Rice Business Partners events are free to all students, and upon graduation, you can apply for a free one-year membership.
  • Select alumni events, like Homecoming and the Jones Baseball Social, are open to current students. Stay tuned during the school year to find out what you can attend.

After Graduation

*events which recent graduates can attend for free are at the discretion of External Relations, and will always exclude the Rice Business Alumni Awards and the Alumni Wine Reception. Local and regional happy hours, lunches, dinners, and Homecoming are included. See individual event registration pages for more details.



Student Program Office

Maria Johnson
Director of Advising, Registration and Student Records

Career Development Office

Erin Fisher
Associate Director, Career Education and Advising

Additional Online Resources