Courses are offered in fall and spring semesters. Access the RISE Membership Portal to create your RISE membership and register for courses.
Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE)
The Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE) offers a vibrant and collaborative learning environment for older adults who share a belief that curiosity never retires. Are you at least 55 years of age and love to learn? If so, we invite you to join our community of lifelong learners.
Fall 2023 Semester
TERM 1: September 11 – October 13
TERM 2: October 16 – November 17
Spring 2024 Semester
TERM 1: February 5 – March 8
TERM 2: March 11 – April 19
Spring 2024 Information Session – Jan. 12, 2024, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Dion Center
Spring 2024 Course Registration – Jan. 12, 2024 – Jan. 29, 2024
RISE is closed for Spring Break (Week of Mar. 25, 2024)
The Spring course schedule, detailed information about courses and facilitator biographies will be posted on the RISE Membership Portal on Jan. 2, 2024.
Active Participation and Fellowship
The Rivier Institute for Senior Education incorporates active participation and fellowship for older adults both online and in-person at Rivier University and other locations in Nashua. An affiliate of the Road Scholar Institute Network, RISE offers a diverse curriculum with courses in history, literature, writing, music, religion, current events, art history, technology, physical fitness, and much more. There are no grades, no tests, and no credit. Our members thrive in an environment with no pressure and lots of encouragement, social interaction, and engagement.
Our courses are led by experts and enthusiasts. RISE relies on volunteers to serve on committees and perform other tasks.
RISE hosts special events for both members and volunteers.
Learn more about RISE's founder, Rose H. Arthur, Th.D., and meet the current Executive Committee and Council.
Support Rivier students with a gift to the RISE Memorial Scholarship.