Our goal for Lovett O-Week 2018 is to build a community of accepting individuals with diverse cultures, perspectives, and backgrounds in which the New Students can find stability, opportunity, support, and compassion. We hope for each New Student to come out of O-Week with at least one person they can relate to academically, socially, or culturally. We aim to accomplish this by fostering open, genuine, and long-lasting relationships that encourage meaningful interactions between the New Students, Advisors, the Lovett Adult Team and the members of the greater Lovett and Rice community. Our O-Week's goal is to help integrate the New Students into Rice in a way that gives them the comfort and the freedom to develop as individuals and to explore all aspects of Rice University both academically and socially. At its core, Lovett can be a home for all students, and we hope O-Week brings together the people that make that possible.