RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 13 national championships and we have had more than 140 All-Americans.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
Get caught up on the latest news from the Center for Learning in Retirement!
2015 Spring CatalogsSpring catalogs were mailed on December 19th. They are available throughout the community, on this website and in the CLR office. Assistance with walk-in registrations will begin on Wednesday, January 14th. Mailed registrations will be processed first as they arrive.
Art in April: CLRArtShowcase
Mark your calendar for the first CLR Art Showcase at the Bell School Road Center, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29.
The creative talents of CLR members and instructors will be on display, and some of the works will be available for purchase.
For artists interested in showing their work, contact the CLR office. Reservation deadline for exhibit space is March 13.
Senior Learning Network - SIG
On Deck: Baseball and Black History
The next Senior Learning Network presentation will be on Negro Leagues Baseball at 1 pm on Monday, Feb. 23.
The session, titled "Baseball & Black History: Live from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum," will be conducted by curator Raymond Doswell of the museum in Kansas City Mo. The cost is $5.
The presentation in March will be "History of Hallmark Cards". It's scheduled for Monday, March 30 at 2 pm.
Spring Newsletter was mailed on Friday, February 13th. Take a peak at all the wonderful trips, classes & social events coming up. There are some policy changes coming up and they can be reviewed in this quarter's newsletter.
Bus Trip: Lyric Opera of Chicago
There are still seats available for the Sunday, March 22, bus trip to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a rare backstage tour. This Chicago venue offers such behind-the-scenes visits just three days a year, so it's an exceptional opportunity. And photo-taking is encouraged.
It will even be spring then!
The bus will leave Rock Valley College at 8:45 a.m. and return by 6 p.m. A box lunch will be served. The cost is just $80 for CLR members, $95 for non-members.
Call the CLR office at 815-921-3931 to make your reservation.In Memoriam:
Sadly, long-time CLR member, Elizabeth Walgren, passed away on December 30, 2014. Liz was still teaching at East High School when CLR first began and was instrumental in defining the workable organizational structure of CLR. She served three years as the Steering Committee chairperson (1994-1997) and was actively involved on the Curriculum Committee which reaches out to and schedules class presenters and she also facilitated many classes. She will be greatly missed.
Auburn High School Choir a Hit at Holiday Party
Eighty-five people were treated to a merry afternoon at the Holiday Buzz Bash on December 3, 2014. The Auburn High School CAPA Chamber Choir led by director Beth Heuer provided the outstanding entertainment – truly wonderful! In addition to enjoying the beautiful holiday music, partygoers had fun playing the card game "Buzz" and savored an array of delicious foods. Some even went home with prizes.