Orientation 2020

Welcome to Raider Nation and your Virtual Orientation!

Your Raider Story Starts Here!

To access Online Orientation:

  • Go to orientation.rivier.edu.
  • Log in with your Rivier email and password.
  • If you haven’t created a Rivier email yet, visit www.rivier.edu/accountrequest
  • Please have your Student ID ready to create your account
    • If you do not have your Student ID, email orientation@rivier.edu.
      • This email will be monitored and you will receive a quick reply.
  • If you need help, call (603) 897-8254.

Through Orientation, you will have the opportunity to:

  • The Rivier Campus
  • Academics and Core Curriculum
  • Accessing Your Class Schedule
  • Campus Support Services
  • Life Outside of the Classroom
  • Financing a Raider Education
  • Steps You Need to Complete Before Classes Start

Download your 2020/2021 New Student Guide for next steps and resources to have a successful start at Rivier this fall.

View Recorded Orientation Sessions

Welcome Session
Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs, welcomes family members and highlights important topics including information regarding fall opening.

Student Financial Services
SFS staff addresses details related to payment for the fall and future semester planning.

Commuting to Campus
Learn more about the commuter student experience and available resources for your student to be involved on campus.

Living on Campus
Learn more about what it will be like for your student to live on campus, including information on what to bring, what’s in a room, and important forms that need to be completed over the summer.

Meet the Faculty
Rivier’s Academic Deans discuss general expectations, share tips for success for students and families, and provide information on what academic life is like at Rivier.

Raider Athlete Orientation
Raider athletics staff discusses important information for student athletes and their families.

Have a Question? 

More information often leads to more questions. We’re happy to help! Email your questions to us at orientation@rivier.edu, or call the Office of Student Engagement at (603) 897-8254.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to “attend” the Virtual Orientation?

  • Yes! All incoming first-year resident and commuter students are required to complete the Virtual Orientation Program.

How do I create my RIVNET account (email, MyRiv, etc.)?

Do I need to register for classes before orientation?

  • No. As a first-year student, you will be enrolled in first-semester classes by your academic and career advisor based on the information you supplied to the Office of Admissions. For all subsequent semesters, you will register yourself.

How do I access my student health portal?

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