Campus Services

Campus Signage

Sign saying entry by appointment only.Things look and feel a bit different on campus. To promote safety during the current pandemic, new signage has been added across campus both indoors and outdoors, promoting safe practices, indicating flow of traffic in buildings, designating where traffic is restricted and creating an expectation of wearing face covering, physical distancing of at least six feet between people and washing hands regularly. 

Accessing Offices Around Campus

Because of risk of traffic congestion and exposure in high-traffic office areas, some offices are restricting access without an appointment. Even for offices that are open, it is highly recommended to call ahead to let someone know you are coming by or to make an appointment. For most offices, appointments can be made by phone or through email.

Scheduling Events

A full list of all COVID-19 Event Guidelines, including how to schedule and plan your event, is now available on the Special Events and Scheduling Services website.

Rice Library

Rice Library is offering several services to facilitate the safety and health of its users and library workers during the pandemic. You are encouraged to take advantage of extensive digital resources and online services, including walk-in item pickup and curbside item pickup. The Library is also offering online reservations for first floor study and technology spaces.

See additional Library services and updates

View special service hours

Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center

The RFWC has reopened with updated rules and regulations to maintain a safe environment. Information regarding the RFWC can be found on the RFWC website.


USI’s Intramural Sports offer team, dual and individual sports. A full list of offered sports and registration information can be found on the Intramural Sports website.      

Campus Shuttles and Bus Service

Updated METS bus and campus shuttle routes and schedules can be viewed in the USI and DoubleMap mobile apps and on the Public Safety Bus Schedules page. 

Note: Face coverings are required when using campus shuttles. Campus shuttle interiors will be sanitized every four hours.  

Academic Advising

If you would like to meet with your academic advisor, please make an appointment through AdvisorTrac or call the Advising Center of your intended major or the Center for Exploring Majors to schedule an appointment. You can email any questions or concerns to your assigned academic advisor or to

Find out more about advising and advising centers

Academic Skills 

Academic Skills offers academic support through in-person and online appointments. Walk-in tutoring is available for certain subjects.  

See Academic Skills website for tutoring and supplemental instruction information 

Student Support Services 

The SSS Program motivates eligible students to successfully complete their degree requirements. The SSS Program provides students free comprehensive services through classroom instruction, academic skill development, academic assistance and career development, personal and financial aid counseling and experiences designed to enhance the collegiate experience on USI’s campus. 

If you are interested in participating in the program and meet the eligibility requirements, please complete the online application for the 2020-21 academic year

Learn more about Student Support Services 

Online Learning and Remote Computing Resources