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.
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?
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!
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.
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Current students are able to obtain a parking permit for Parking Lot C. This lot is located on the corner of Wyman Street and Jefferson Street. The lot is accessed by driving behind the Rockford Public Library and driving under the bridge. RVC students must park where the RVC Permit Parking signs are posted. Once this area is full, students must find alternative parking.
There are temporary parking permits available to perspective students. Should you need to come to the LOC for services such as testing, advising, financial aid assistance, or counseling, and you know that you will be in the facility for an extended amount of time, you may obtain a parking permit that will allow you to park in a parking lot in the downtown area.
This permit will be good for that day only and will allow you to park in what is normally a time-limited lot (i.e. where there is typically only 2-hour parking). This pass is to be used for Parking Lot 32 (on the corner of Main St. and Elm St.) or Parking Lot C (on the corner of Jefferson St. and Park Ave).
To obtain either the temporary or semester-long parking permit, please come to the LOC Student Intake area on the day of need prior to your appointment (i.e. 30 minutes early) to obtain the parking pass/permit. You may then move your car to the indicated area.
If you are coming to the LOC and know that you will only be there for one, two, or three hours, there is street and parking lot parking available in the area.
Please call the LOC at (815) 921-4290 with any questions.