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 2023 Semester

TERM 1:  September 11 – October 13
TERM 2:  October 16 – November 17

Registration for the Fall 2023 semester will open August 18, 2023.

Access the RISE Membership Portal

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.

Member-Only Benefits

Our members receive a variety of benefits and discounts.

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