Transforming the Rivier Campus

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The Rivier University Gateway Projects are a series of landscape design enhancements that will transform Rivier, creating a distinct campus experience that reflects the University's Catholic heritage and history. Consistent with Rivier's strategic and campus master plans, these projects will shape the pedestrian experience for students and all members of the Rivier community, as well as the arrival experience for first-time visitors.

“We only have one opportunity to make a first impression,” says Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, President. “Our campus environment needs to reflect the quality of our academic programs and resources in order for the University to compare and compete in the higher education marketplace.”

The Gateway Projects include physical gateways at campus entrances, as well as a variety of external enhancements that will serve as symbolic gateways to the Rivier experience and will transform the campus along South Main Street. Renovations to Resurrection Chapel, the creation of a Chapel Quad and Heritage Plaza, and enhancements to the Sunken Garden will serve as “Gateways to Faith,” while improvements to the Campus Quad and Madeleine Hall, which serves as the Admissions Welcome Center, will provide “Gateways to Engagement” promoting increased student and visitor interaction.

Renovations to Resurrection Chapel began in October as part of the University’s strategic plan goal of enhancing this sacred space. This transformation will include a new façade and entrance way, as well as interior renovations. The Chapel Quad will be created to add additional green space and parking will be relocated to the edge of campus. 

Support the Gateway Projects
The University seeks the support of its generous donor investors to fund these projects and will recognize support through established naming opportunities. To learn how you can make a donation, contact:

Karen Cooper
Vice President for University Advancement
(603) 897-8508,

Paving the Way
Leave your mark on the Rivier campus with a personalized paver.
Alumni and friends can support the Gateway Projects and leave a lasting mark on the Rivier campus by engraving a brick to be placed in the Heritage Plaza in the fall of 2015.
BrickPaver   Click here for details.

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