In Norse mythology, Valhalla is a Great Hall where "Odin
receives the souls of heroes fallen bravely in battle."
In Houston, Valhalla is the Graduate Student Lounge of
Rice University, and you don't have to die to get in.
You don't need much money either. Staffed totally by volunteers,
Valhalla is a not-for-profit organization created in 1970
with the GSA for the purpose of providing Rice graduate
students a place to relax and socialize after the daily
struggles of graduate study. That's why Valhalla can offer
you a broad variety of foods and beverages at the very
lowest prices possible!
Valhalla carries sandwiches (freshly made for lunch by
Kahn's Deli), sodas, juices, and snacks to keep you going
at work. When you're done, we carry a variety of wines
and draught and bottled beers to help you mellow out,
make friends, and get ready for another day. With your
Rice ID, you can write checks up to $30.
From the library entrance, walk northerly (towards Rice
Blvd.) until you cross the circle (old Chemistry Building).
Walk around to the right of the big stairs and enter through
the arched doorway. Behold Valhalla!