• The Rivier Community A close-knit family that joins together in service, celebration, and fun.

    At Rivier, you choose your own course. Whether you’re looking for a group aligned with your major, want to find people who share your interests, or want to explore something new, you’re sure to make new friends and develop leadership skills.

  • Devoted to Service Our student body is committed to transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.

    Through partnerships within the Nashua community and beyond our students are making a difference for themselves, their communities and our world.

Student Life

Get Creative

We’re small enough that everyone knows your name—but big enough for you to make your own path. We have clubs for almost every subject—such as Biology Club, Dance Team, Model United Nations, and others—and if there isn’t a club that connects with your interests, create your own! Whether you’re participating in a team sport or forming your own club—your experience is what you make of it.

More Than Grades

From extracurricular activities to community service—your academic journey will include more than the skills that you build along the way. We offer big opportunities and access to a wide variety of events, activities, and experiences.

Extend Your REACH

At Rivier, we’re interested in personal outcomes as well as academic achievements. Shaping your personal journey carries equal weight with your studies and this mindset is reflected through our REACH program.

The pillars of this program expand upon the Journeys of Transformation core curriculum and seek to create a community that:

  1. Respects themselves and others with civility at all times
  2. Engages active participants in education, learning, leading, and serving beyond the classroom
  3. Promotes Accountability in words and actions
  4. Commits to Compassion toward all
  5. Lives with Honesty and authenticity

Peace of Mind

Our campus is well-lit and monitored, and you’ll frequently see our Public Safety personnel out on campus as they make their rounds.

Counseling and Wellness

We provide you with support to develop emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Access support through programming, counseling, and other resources that will help you to achieve a personal and academic balance.

Read Real Stories

Our students and faculty have so much to say about their experience at Rivier University. Everyone has their own unique story!

Athletics and Recreation

Combine hard work, focus and teamwork into a winning combination both on and off the fields and playing courts. Our Athletics Department offers a chance to play team sports or simply stay fit with exercise.

Special Events

Guest lectures, networking opportunities and speakers—there are many ways to expand your knowledge and connect with professionals that can offer you new perspectives in your areas of interest.

Rivier University does not discriminate in its application process. Read our non-discrimination policy.

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