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.

Spring 2024 Semester

TERM 1: February 5 – March 8
TERM 2: March 11 – April 19

RISE is closed for Spring Break (Week of Mar. 25, 2024)

Although it’s too late to register for Spring classes, registration for
Fall 2024 classes will begin on Friday, Aug. 16, 2024.

Spring 2024 Course Registration – Jan. 12, 2024 – Jan. 29, 2024

The Spring course schedule, detailed information about courses, and facilitator biographies
are posted here as examples of the types of courses RISE offers.

Here are step-by-step instructions for becoming a RISE member,
logging in to your Membership Portal Account, and registering for RISE classes.

RISE Membership Portal

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.

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


Rivier Institute for Senior Education