Student Life

Commuting to Campus

If you commute to Rivier University, you’re not alone! Commuter students make up about 50 percent of our daytime population. This page highlights some of the services available to you as a commuter. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Activities in the Dion Center or e-mail eblackburn@rivier.edu.

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GETTING TO CAMPUS

U-PASS: Rivier University students, staff, and faculty can use Nashua Transit busses for free! Simply present your Rivier ID card to the transit driver when you board the bus. The pass is valid to use at all times the bus is running and is available to take you to any of the stops in Nashua. There's a stop conveniently located in front of the Regina Library.

Contact Nashua Transit at (603) 880-0100 for times and details of transit service; Contact the Office of Student Activities at (603) 897-8254 or e-mail eblackburn@rivier.edu for questions about U-PASS.

            Nashua Transit System City Bus Map Schedules

 For more information visit: www.gonashua.com/

Gas Prices: www.newhampshiregasprices.com

Parking: As a commuter student, you're able to park in specifically marked commuter lots on campus. You must register your car with Campus Safety (located in the Dion Center) to receive your parking sticker. Use this link to connect to a list of parking regulations and a campus map.

CAMPUS DINING

Meal Plan: Commuters have the option to purchase a 25-block meal plan each semester at a cost of $90, allowing for 25 “anytime” meals per week in the campus dining hall. For more information, contact Sodexo Campus Services at (603) 897-8464 or the Business Office in Adrienne Hall at (603) 897-8675.

Dining Discount Dollars: All commuters, full-time and part-time, are eligible to take advantage of discounted, cash-free purchases at the campus dining hall and food kiosks. To make arrangements, visit the Business Office in Adrienne Hall, and make a deposit on your Rivier ID card. Present your ID at the dining hall or at food kiosks on campus to receive a 15% discount on all food and drink purchases.

More information on dining, campus kiosk location and hours, what’s on the menu and nutritional information

SERVICES

Off-Campus Housing: If you would like to rent a house or apartment in the area, please check with the Office of Student Development in the Dion Center for a current list of available off-campus housing. Please note that these listings are not endorsed or approved by the University and the University has no involvement with the rental process; this list is provided as a service to our neighbors who want to rent space and to our students who are looking for college-friendly landlords.

Mail Room: The Mail Room, located in the Dion Center, offers a convenient location for students to send and receive mail and packages via the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, Federal Express, and other delivery services. For more information, call (603) 897-8524 or e-mail cguild@rivier.edu.

Lockers: Lockers are available in the Dion Center, ground floor, next to the Bookstore; you can register for a locker and key in the Office of Student Activities.  If you prefer, there are additional lockers in Sylvia Trottier Hall; these lockers are first come-first served, and you need provide your own padlock/combination lock.   

School Closings: In the event of inclement weather, the University may decide to delay or cancel the opening of the University including scheduled classes, labs, nurses’ clinicals, and offices. The University may also close early.

A decision to delay or cancel the opening of the University will be made at the earliest possible time. Delays and cancellations will be communicated on the University’s website, through the University’s main number: (603) 888-1311 then press “8,” and through the following media outlets:

WCVB TV (Channel 5)         WZID 95.7 FM
WMUR TV (Channel 9)         WFEA 1370 AM
WHEB 100 FM

Emergency Notification System: Emergency messages will be sent to all students, faculty, and staff registered with the Everbridge emergency notification system. For more information on the system and to register, click here.

Campus Life: Don’t forget to visit the links below for upcoming events on campus!

Student Activities Webpage

Rivier University Calendar

 Fanpage on Facebook : SA Rivier

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