Membership Information

RISE is a membership-based organization with courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

You can join RISE at any time, from the RISE Membership Portal.  The membership fee of $100 is paid twice per year–once for each semester, Fall and Spring. It is due after you register for classes. Your membership allows you to register for courses, receive emails with RISE updates and events, and enjoy other member-exclusive benefits.

Become a Member!

The only prerequisite is a curious and investigative mind! Led by experts and enthusiasts, our courses meet both in person on-campus and at off-campus locations in Nashua and online in the mornings and afternoons. Classes typically follow this schedule:

  • Most morning classes meet between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and are 60-90 minutes in length.
  • Most afternoon classes meet between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and are 60-90 minutes in length.

Receive Exclusive Benefits

The following benefits are available to active RISE members during the University’s academic year.

  • Free Rivier University parking pass
  • Access to Regina Library resources and a 10% discount at the Library’s Cyber Cafe
  • Access to Nashua Public Library, including a library card
  • 25% discount at Hayward’s Ice Cream in Nashua
  • 10% discount at Dunkin’ Donuts at the two Main Street locations in Nashua
  • Invitations to a variety of university events including guest speakers, presentations, and more

Sign up to receive RISE NOTES without becoming a member.


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