Work begins on new residence halls at university’s Rivier Village development

Record enrollment prompts construction of apartment-style buildings

Rivier Village Construction 1Construction of Rivier Village, two new apartment-style residence halls at Rivier University in Nashua, has begun, with a fall opening anticipated.

The new facilities will occupy a city block across from the Science and Innovation Center on South Main Street.

Sister Paula Marie Buley, president of the university, Rivier has seen record enrollment, and “expanding our residential facilities was identified as the next initiative in our multi-year strategic plan.”

She said the addition of men’s and women’s ice hockey to the university’s NCAA Division III lineup has increased enrollment of a more geographically diverse student body. Additional enrollments in Rivier’s nursing and business programs, as well as an increase in international students, have also contributed to the university’s growth, she said.

Designed for upper-level students to live more independently, each apartment suite will contain four-to-six single bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, a living room, a full kitchen, and washer and dryer units. A 12-month rental option will be available. The village concept will include open, green areas and a parking space for each student housed in the apartments.

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