May 30, 2023  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

 Welcome to Rivier University

Inquiries and Visits

We encourage your inquiries and visits. University offices are open from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, and at other times by appointment. Selected offices maintain extended hours.

By mail or in person, reach us at:

Rivier University
420 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: (603) 888-1311
On the Web:

Mission Statement

Founded in 1933 by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Rivier University is a Catholic institution dedicated to transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.

As a co-educational institution of higher learning, the University is dedicated to the education of the undergraduate and graduate students in both the liberal arts and professional courses of study.

Committed to the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, the University educates the whole person in the context of an academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people. This community supports the intellectual growth of all its members while offering them opportunities for social, cultural, moral, and spiritual development. The challenge of the University community is to search for truth through the dialogue between faith and reason.

Rivier creates an environment in which integrated learning is the shared responsibility of students, faculty, staff, and administrators, and is pursued in all the curricular and co-curricular programs of the University. To participate in the life of Rivier University  is to strive for academic excellence, to take responsibility for ourselves and for others, and to engage in dialogue about basic human issues facing society, especially the plight of the poor and powerless. The University extends to all of its members and also to the greater community an invitation to join in intellectual inquiry and dialogue.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran or marital status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX and the nondiscrimination policies:

Jane Clavette, Manager of Human Resources in Molloy Hall, ext. 8210 for employees; Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs in the Dion Center,, ext. 8249 for students. You may reach them at their office extensions, email or at Inquiries concerning the application of nondiscrimination policies may also be referred to the Regional Director, Boston Office, Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921, P: (617) 289-0111, F: (617) 289-0150; TDD: (877) 521-2172,

Catalog Limitations 

This catalog contains programs, fees, policies, and procedures effective at the time of publication. The catalog is not intended to constitute a contract between the University and any student, or other person, or application for admissions. The catalog is only available in  an electronic format. Policies, programs, courses, major requirements, fees, the academic calendar, and instructors may be added or changed at the sole discretion of the University. In planning their course schedules and programs of study, students are advised to review degree audit program planning sheets available from their academic advisor or program director.