Membership Information

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

You can join RISE at any time. The membership fee is paid twice per year–once for each semester, fall and spring. 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 learning prerequisite is a curious and investigative mind! Led by experts and enthusiasts, our courses meet both on-campus and online in the mornings and afternoons typically following 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 parking pass
  • Access to Regina Library resources and a 10% discount at the Cyber Cafe
  • Access to Nashua Public Library
  • 25% discount at Hayward’s Ice Cream (Nashua location)
  • 10% discount at Dunkin’ Donuts (two Main Street locations in Nashua)
  • Invitations to a variety of University events including guest speakers, presentations, and more


Learn More

From history to literature to the arts, our extensive course schedule offers something for everyone.


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