Alumni Reunion Weekend

Celebrating Reunion Years ending in 4s and 9s

Alumni Reunion Weekend | Sept. 27-29, 2024

We can’t wait to welcome you home! Alumni of all class years are invited, and this year’s milestone reunions include classes ending in 4s and 9s. We’ve designed a fun schedule with plenty of time to reconnect with classmates and to check out all the latest developments on campus.

Register for Alumni Reunion Weekend

A printable registration form is available here.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 27

Athletics Alumni Panel and Reception| Muldoon Fitness Center, 5-6:30 p.m.
Join Rivier Athletics as they host a panel conversation for current student-athletes. Meet Raider athletes and coaches at this networking event.

Golden Graduate Dinner (1949-1974) | Dion Center, Reception Room, 6-8:30 p.m.
Graduates of the classes of 1949-1974 are invited to a special dinner event honoring members of the Golden Society.

Field Hockey vs. Simmons University | Linda Robinson Pavilion, 7 p.m.
Cheer on the Raiders as they take on the Simmons University Sharks.

Welcome Back Reception | Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant, 8–11 p.m.
Start your weekend at our alumni mixer for all class years at this popular spot in downtown Nashua. Enjoy appetizers and great company. Sponsored by the Rivier University Student Government Association.

Saturday, September 28

Reunion Registration and Hospitality Lounge | Dion Center Lobby, 8:30 a.m.−4 p.m.
Check-in when you arrive on campus and meet up with your classmates in a relaxing environment throughout the day.

Drop-In Breakfast and Coffee Bar | Dion Center Lobby, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Gather your friends and plan your day over breakfast pastries and coffee. Be sure to grab a specialty drink from the coffee bar!

Yoga on the Quad | Dion Center Quad, 8:30-9:15 a.m.
Alumni of all skill levels are invited to our morning yoga class. Mats will be provided by the University.

Campus Tree Tour | Departing from Dion Center, 9-9:45 a.m.
Assistant Professor of Biology Shanna Demers and members of the Biology Club will lead a walking tour of campus highlighting the native tree species on Rivier’s campus. The University recently received Tree Campus Higher Education recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

University Update and Alumni Council Open MeetingDion Center, Board Room, 10-10:30 a.m.
All alumni are invited to join members of the Alumni Council, the representative body of the Alumni Association, for a meeting. Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, President will provide a University update highlighting plans for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Riv Talks | 30-minute sessions
Join conversations with Rivier faculty in our newest academic facilities:
– Division of Business and Security Studies Cybersecurity Lab, 10:30-11 a.m.
– Nursing Simulation and Clinical Education Center, 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Colby Sawyer College | Muldoon Fitness Center, 11 a.m.
Cheer on the Raiders as they take on the Colby Sawyer College Chargers.

Choose from two lunch options:
Fall Fest Cookout and Beer Garden | Chapel Quad, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Alumni are invited to join students and families for a BBQ lunch from our grill. Enjoy music, carnival games, and family-friendly activities. A beer garden will be open to alumni and 21+ guests. Be sure to visit the alumni tent for Rivier giveaways!

Alumni Luncheon | Dion Center Dining Room, Noon-1:30 p.m.
This signature luncheon event is open to all alumni with special recognition for reunion classes. The Class of 1974 will be inducted into the Golden Society, and we will present the 2024 Sister Madeleine of Jesus award, the highest honor presented by the Alumni Association.

Raider Cornhole Tournament | Chapel Quad, Noon-2:30 p.m.
Play in our second annual cornhole tournament for alumni, students, and families! The winning team takes home the trophy!

Men’s Soccer vs. Lasell University | Linda Robinson Pavilion, Noon
Cheer on the Raiders as they take on the Lasell University Lasers.

Campus Tours | Departing from Dion Center, 2 and 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a walking tour of campus led by a student tour guide. Check out the newest developments on campus including Rivier Village; renovated facilities in nursing, business, and science; and much more!

Ice Cream Social | Hayward’s Ice Cream, 2-4 p.m.
Stop by Hayward’s for a complimentary ice cream cone with friends.

Sign Making and Wine Event | Dion Center Reception Room, 2-3:30 p.m.
Create a decorative wooden sign, drink a little wine, and have some fun! Our instructor will teach participants how to create a hand-painted wooden sign to take home.

Women’s Volleyball vs. University of Saint Joseph CT | Muldoon Fitness Center, 3 p.m.
Cheer on the Raiders as they take on the Saint Joseph’s University Bluejays.

Women’s Soccer vs, Emmanuel College | Linda Robinson Pavilion, 3 p.m.
Cheer on the Raiders as they take on the Emmanuel College Saints.

Beer Tasting with Spyglass Brewing Company | Dion Center Board Room, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Learn about the beer making process and sample a selection of local beers. Those in attendance will receive a commemorative Rivier University pint glass!

Campus Tour | Departing from Dion Center, 4:30 p.m.

Alumni Dinner | Dion Center Patio & Reception Room, 6-8 p.m.
Cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
All class years are invited to come together for the alumni dinner. Enjoy appetizers, carving stations, and more.

Casino Night and Dessert Reception | Dion Center, 7-10 p.m.
End your day with this fun evening event that offers something for everyone! Try your luck at a casino table, sample desserts, and sip a drink from our patio bar.
Attendees will receive casino chips to play (no actual money is exchanged). Trade in your chips for raffle tickets at the end of the night for our prize drawing.  

Sunday, September 29

Reunion Mass | Resurrection Chapel, 10 a.m.
Join with classmates in prayer and thanksgiving.

Champagne Breakfast | Madeleine Hall, 11 a.m.
Enjoy a full breakfast while gathering with your classmates, a perfect end to your weekend of celebration.

Root for the Raiders at athletic games on Friday & Saturday!
Field Hockey vs. Simmons University | Friday at 7 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Colby-Sawyer College | Saturday at 11 a.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Lasell University | Saturday at Noon
Women’s Volleyball vs. University of Saint Joseph CT | Saturday at 3 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Emmanuel College | Saturday at 3 p.m.

Visit the Rivier University bookstore!
Open Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A PDF version of the Alumni Reunion Weekend schedule can be found here.

Register for Alumni Reunion Weekend

A printable registration form is available here.

Accommodations

A room block for the weekend will be available at the Hilton DoubleTree in Nashua for $149 per night. Reservations can be made online through our booking link or by calling the front desk at the number below.

DoubleTree by Hilton
2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, NH
(603) 886-1200

 


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