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.

RISE 2023-24 Calendar

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.

RISE Leadership

Learn more about RISE's founder, Rose H. Arthur, Th.D., and meet the current Executive Committee and Council.

Make a Difference

Support Rivier students with a gift to the RISE Memorial Scholarship.

RISE is aptly named. It gets me up in the morning to savor the day.


Rivier Institute for Senior Education