Arts @Rice Parking Card and Paid Visitor Parking



Rice University offers a special parking card for visitors attending performances at The Shepherd School of Music. This card costs $50 and gives the user access to the Alice Pratt Brown Hall Lot for one semester. It is valid after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays.

These special cards are available at the Rice University Parking Office. For more details contact the Parking Registration Office or phone 713-348-7275.


The $1 flat rate per/entry/day *visitor* parking is in the 1800-space Greenbriar Lot, west of the football stadium, for people visiting Rice for meetings, events, activities, and business. Enter the lot from Greenbriar Blvd at campus entrance 13A or 13B.


We have two paid visitor lots between the Shepherd School of Music and the football stadium.  The Alice Pratt Brown Lot is directly in front of Alice Pratt Brown Hall; West Lot 5 is between entrance 8 and the football stadium off of University Blvd.  The fees for the use of these lots are:

  • $1 for each 30 minutes, with a $11 daily maximum

In the front and central part of the campus there are three additional visitor lots.  The Founders Court Lot is adjacent to the Faculty Club; the Central Campus Garage is located underground east of the music school (under the Jones Graduate School); and the North Visitor Lot is found near entrance 20 off of Rice Boulevard.  After 6 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday, the entire North Lot is open to paying visitors.  After 5:30pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday, the entire Lovett North Saddlebag Lot is open to paying visitors.  The fees for the use of these lots are:

  • $1 for each 15 minutes, with a $11 daily maximum.

Signs inside the campus near entrances 1, 2, 8, and 20 provide directions to all visitor parking.

Machines at the entrance gates will instruct the driver to insert a credit card (American Express, VISA, MasterCard or Discover).  When the gate opens, the computer’s “parking meter” begins.  Upon leaving, the visitor drives to the exit gate and inserts the same credit card.  It is very important to use the same credit card used at entry while exiting, otherwise the computer will not recognize the card. The gate will open in approximately 2 seconds, at which time the meter stops.   The computer calculates the time, briefly shows the amount, and automatically bills the credit card.