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?
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 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 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!
Marvelous Michigan! - Mackinac Island, Holland & Grand Rapids
June 9-13, 2014
Glimpse Into Chicago's Past
Lunch and Tour
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Travel back in time as CLR contrasts life in one of the grandest homes of 19th century Chicago with the Swedish immigrant experience of the same period. The Driehaus Museum, housed in the 3-story mansion built for Samuel M. Nickerson in 1879, offers visitors an opportunity to experience how the prevailing design philosophies of the period were interpreted by artists, architects and designers.
Note: All facilities are handicap accessible. Walking tours involve being on your feet for an hour or more.
Depart Rock Valley College at 8:00 a.m.
Return to Rock Valley College about 6:00 p.m.
Cost: (Includes entry fees, tours, lunch and transportation)
$72 for Center Members
$87 for non-members
Circus World and Dells Boat Tour
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Did you ever want to run away with the circus? Now is your chance! Join us for a visit to the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The Museum includes
two shows. First, there is the Tristan Crist’s Magical Illusions show. Then there is the Big Top Show. In addition, there will be time to tour the historic circus buildings, circus memorabilia and the collection of circus wagons on your own.
Note: Facilities are handicap accessible, except you have to walk through the grass to tour the historic circus buildings at Circus World Museum. While on the boat, the only restroom is on the upper deck. There are handicap accessible restrooms at both shore landings. The shore landing for Witches Gulch requires walking a boardwalk.
Depart Rock Valley College at 7:30 a.m.
Return to Rock Valley College about 5:30 p.m.
Cost: (includes Circus World with shows and attractions, boat trip and lunch)
$84 for Center members
$99 for non-members
Autumn in New England
October 14-21, 2014
The Center for Learning in Retirement is partnering with GVG Tours for a travel experience that will cover five New England states: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. This 8 day/7 night amazing autumn adventure will be led by Gene Van Galder.
|Trip Preview Meeting
Monday, May 12, 2014 at 1 PM
Join us at the Rock Valley College Bell School Road Center to hear more about this exciting travel adventure from Gene Van Galder of GVG Tours, meet other travelers, and have an opportunity to ask questions. Call (815) 921-3931 to RSVP.