Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 All-Americans.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
The annual Rock Valley College (RVC) Commencement Ceremony will be held Friday, May 17th at 6:00pm in the Physical Education Center (PEC). Tickets are required for admittance to the ceremony. Those without tickets may view the ceremony simultaneously in the Woodward Technology Center or at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rvc-grad.
The Graduates Reception will be held Friday, May 17th from 4:15 – 5:15pm in the Student Center.
Participants of the Commencement Ceremony are required to be in their line up locations in the PEC by 5:30pm. In order to participate, students must have ordered a cap and gown through RVC and picked it up on May 2nd.
For additional information on the Commencement Ceremony, please click here.Spring diplomas and certificates will be posted to student records no later than June 14th. Diplomas and certificates will be mailed from RVC to student homes no later than June 21st.
||Degrees and Certificates posted to student transcripts for Fall 2012 completers|
|1/18/13||Degrees and Certificates mailed from RVC to students|
|3/1/13||Applications for Completion due for all spring 2013 degree and certificate completers|
|3/1/13||Applications for Completion due for summer 2013 degree completers planning to participate in the May 2013 Commencement Ceremony. (Summer degree applicants applying after March 1, 2013 will be invited to participate in the May 2014 Commencement Ceremony.)|
|5/17/13||Commencement Ceremony at 6:00 pm in the PEC. Information will be mailed during the first week of March to those planning on participating in the ceremony.
||Application for Completion due for all other summer 2013 degree and certificate completers. Degree recipients will be invited to participate in the spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony.
Each student planning to receive a degree or certificate is required to meet all of the following requirements in order to have the degree or certificate granted:
While it is required to meet with an advisor or program director prior to filing for graduation (completion), if you are unable to file for graduation (completion) in person at the Records and Registration Office, located at the top floor of the Student Center, please download the application for graduation (completion) and return to:Download a Graduation Application:
Return completed form to:Rock Valley College
Rock Valley College holds one commencement ceremony each May, held on the main campus. This ceremony is for degree-seeking students only. All students who will complete graduation requirements by the end of the spring semester, or the summer semester immediately following the ceremony, as well as those students who completed their requirements during the previous summer or fall semesters, are invited to participate in this commencement ceremony.
Students planning to participate in this ceremony must file for graduation by the deadline for spring completion, March 1. Potential graduates will be notified of cap and gown pick up, along with other pertinent graduation information, during the spring semester. Students will indicate on the application for graduation of their intent to participate in this ceremony; therefore, only those students that have indicated their intent to participate will be sent information on graduation.
Please note: Degrees are not issued to students during the commencement ceremony. All earned degrees and certificates will be mailed to students four weeks after the end of the semester in which the student filed and completed.