Membership Information

RISE is a membership-based organization. Courses are offered in two semesters per year in the Fall (September-November) and Spring (February-April) and meet once per week, for either five or ten weeks for 90 minutes per class.

Members may enroll in up to ten courses per semester ($130 per person per semester, nonrefundable membership fee).

Become a Member!

The only learning prerequisite is a curious and investigative mind! Led by experts and enthusiasts, our courses meet in the mornings and afternoons typically following this schedule:

  • Most morning classes meet at either 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Most afternoon classes meet at either 12:30-2 p.m. or 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Contact the RISE Office at (603) 897-8623 to request your registration packet.

Receive Exclusive Benefits

The following benefits are available to active RISE members with a Rivier ID card during the University’s academic year. Details are available in the RISE Membership Handbook.

  • Free parking pass and University ID card
  • Access to Regina Library resources and a 10% discount at the Cyber Cafe
  • Access to Nashua Public Library
  • Use of the Muldoon Fitness Center (new users to the weight room are required to schedule an orientation appointment before using the equipment)
  • 10% discount on meals in the Dion Dining Center and a free meal after purchasing ten meals (with punch card issued by the RISE Office)
  • Free use of the Nashua Transit bus system
  • 25% discount at Hayward’s Ice Cream (Nashua location)
  • 10% discount at Dunkin’ Donuts (two Main Street locations in Nashua)
  • Access to a variety of trips and interest groups
  • The RISE Literary Journal, DAWN, is written, edited, and published by members
  • Invitations to a variety of University events including guest speakers, presentations, and more


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