From history to literature to the arts, our extensive course schedule offers something for everyone!
Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE)
RISE offers a vibrant and collaborative learning environment for older adults who all share a common belief that curiosity never retires. Are you at least 55 years of age and have a love of learning? If so, we invite you to join our community of lifelong learners known as RISE.
FALL 2022 SEMESTER
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Join us to learn about the upcoming RISE Fall semester.
Hear an overview of courses, watch a demo of online registration,
and ask questions. New members are welcome, so tell a friend!
FALL 2022 SEMESTER DATES
Monday, September 12 – Friday, November 18
Fall 2022 semester membership fee is $100 for unlimited classes,
offered both online via ZOOM and on campus!
Course Registration Period
Friday, August 19, 9 A.M. – Monday, August 29, 11 P.M.
Active Participation and Fellowship
The Rivier Institute for Senior Education incorporates active participation and fellowship for older adults both online and on-campus at Rivier University 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, foreign languages, art, 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.
Rose H. Arthur, Th.D.
Founder of RISE
The success of the RISE program is a testament to Dr. Arthur’s vision and leadership, her lifelong love of learning, and her commitment to religion and education. Since its inception in 1996 by Rose H. Arthur, Th.D., the RISE program has grown to more than 400 members and thrives on Rivier University’s campus and online as well, to be a welcoming community of people 55 years of age and over.
Our courses are led by experts and enthusiasts.
Our members receive a variety of benefits and discounts.
Support Rivier students with a gift to the RISE Memorial Scholarship.