Commuting to Campus

If you commute to Rivier University, you’re not alone! Commuter students make up about 50 percent of our daytime population. This page highlights some of the services available to you as a commuter. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Activities in the Dion Center or email


U-PASS: Rivier University students, staff, and faculty can use Nashua Transit busses for free! Simply present your Rivier ID card to the transit driver when you board the bus. The pass is valid to use at all times the bus is running and is available to take you to any of the stops in Nashua. There’s a stop conveniently located in front of the Regina Library.

Contact Nashua Transit at (603) 880-0100 for times and details of transit service. Contact the Office of Student Activities at (603) 897-8254 or email for questions about U-PASS.

Nashua Transit System City Bus Map Schedules

For more information visit:

Gas Prices:

Parking: As a commuter student, you’re able to park in specifically marked commuter lots on campus. You must register your car with Campus Safety (located in the Dion Center) to receive your parking sticker. Use this link to connect to a list of parking regulations and a campus map.


Meal Plan:  Commuter Meal Plan

Dining Discount Dollars: All commuters, full-time and part-time, are eligible to take advantage of discounted, cash-free purchases at the campus dining hall and food kiosks. To make arrangements, visit the Business Office in Adrienne Hall, and make a deposit on your Rivier ID card. Present your ID at the dining hall or at food kiosks on campus to receive a 15% discount on all food and drink purchases.

More information on dining, campus kiosk location and hours, what’s on the menu and nutritional information.


Mail Room: The Mail Room, located in Memorial Hall, offers a convenient location for students to send and receive mail and packages via the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, Federal Express, and other delivery services. For more information, call (603) 897-8524 or email

Lockers: Lockers are available in the Dion Center, ground floor, next to the Bookstore; you can register for a locker and key in the Office of Student Activities.  If you prefer, there are additional lockers in Sylvia Trottier Hall; these lockers are first come-first served, and you need provide your own padlock/combination lock.

School Closings: In the event of inclement weather, the University may decide to delay or cancel the opening of the University including scheduled classes, labs, nurses’ clinicals, and offices. The University may also close early.

A decision to delay or cancel the opening of the University will be made at the earliest possible time. Delays and cancellations will be communicated on the University’s website, through the University’s main number: (603) 888-1311 then press “8,” and through the following media outlets:

WCVB TV (Channel 5)         WZID 95.7 FM
WMUR TV (Channel 9)         WFEA 1370 AM

Emergency Notification System: Emergency messages will be sent to all students, faculty, and staff registered with the Everbridge emergency notification system. For more information on the system and to register, click here.

Campus Life: Don’t forget to visit the links below for upcoming events on campus!

Student Activities Webpage

Rivier University Calendar

Fanpage on Facebook : SA Rivier