Office of Information Technology Technical Support

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides technology support and services to the university in areas of teaching and learning, research, and administration.

OIT supports Rice faculty, staff, and students with their tech needs in a variety of ways– see the Support Services list below.  When you need guidance or have a technical issue, contact the consulting staff of the OIT Help Desk via phone or electronically. The OIT Help Desk is the centralized point of contact for information technology support services including account management, connectivity to Rice network, password reset, general troubleshooting, mobile device support, VPN configuration, email setup, and more.

Support Services

OIT Help Desk


Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(excluding university holidays)

Contact Methods

Phone: 713-348-4357 or on-campus extension: xHELP or x4357

Online form: 


Remote support (this link is to be used as directed by Help Desk support staff): BeyondTrust (Bomgar) 

In-person support: 

Faculty and Staff:  request in-person appointment by calling, using the on-line form, or sending email.

Students:  See available support hours in Canvas.

Operations Center

Hours: Monday - Friday

OPEN: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
CLOSED: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
OPEN: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 pm

(excluding university holidays)

Location: Mudd Lab Lobby

Phone: 713-348-7989


The staff of the Mudd Operations Center:

  • monitor the equipment in the Mudd Data Center
  • manage plotter printers in Mudd and place printed posters in the lobby for pick up 
  • serve as the point of contact for instructors using media services and for faculty/staff picking up or dropping off Rice-owned equipment

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