Visit Us at NEWT Headquarters

NEWT Center Headquarters
at Rice University – Houston, Texas
Rice University Lovett Hall
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The best option for visitor parking is available in the Founder’s Court Visitor Lot in front of Cohen House Faculty Club (adjacent to Lovett Hall). To access the lot, enter campus through entrance No. 1 or No. 2 from Main Street; the lot will be located on the left. You will need to provide a credit card to enter the lot.

Visitors can expect to pay about $5 per hour for parking with a maximum daily limit of $11. Parking lots only accept credit or debit cards. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes in advance of your scheduled appointment to have ample time to park and check-in with the Admission Office.

Walking towards Lovett, you can enter the courtyard through the sallyport and turn right towards entrance D. Move past the admissions entrance (C) to the last door, Entrance D, on your right. *See marquis sign. 

Lovett Hall Private Offices 
NEWT offices are on the second and third floor and only accessible by stairs.
Find Building Entrance D and take steps up through double wooden doors to the 2nd floor. The first door on the left is the office entrance. Please wear a mask at all times and follow all safety protocols for visitors. Due to Covid restrictions, visits must be prearranged with faculty. 

Men’s restrooms are located on the first floor and Women’s restrooms are on the 2nd floor. 

Media / Vendor Parking
If you are with the press or media, you must have a hang tag to park in designated areas. Prior permission must be obtained and authorization by campus police. You must obtain permission from the Central Campus garage. 

Hotels Nearby
Check out the surrounding hotels, attractions, shopping and dining in the area – Hotels with the Rice University – Negotiated Rates

Local Transportation

Rice Shuttle – Inner Loop
Hop on the Inner Loop Shuttle that has stops from the Founder’s Lot and Central Parking Garage. The North Annex Lot is a short walk south on Alumni Road towards the loop.

Yellow Cab – (713) 236-1111
When calling Yellow Cab for pick up or drop off, the address to use for Rice University is 6100 Main St., Entrance 1, Lovett Hall.

Harris County Metro – (713) 635-4000
There are several Metro stops located along the exterior borders or Rice University.

Metro Lightrail – (713) 635-4000 
The closest stop to Rice University is the Hermann Park / Rice U stop on Fannin and Sunset Blvd.

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