Rock Valley College
Rock Valley College's Getting Started Center is committed to developing and supporting the academic and personal success of all first year students.

Getting Started Center

Our Getting Started Center is committed to developing and supporting the academic and personal success of all first year students. We offer a comprehensive and intentional experience that supports student learning and involvement. 

Welcome to Rock Valley College!  We're excited that you have decided to pursue your educational and career goals with us and we look forward to having you on campus!

As a new student, the transition to college can be overwhelming. It is critical to build a foundation for success during your first year of college. Let us help you with the process as you begin your journey here at Rock Valley College.

Three students sitting outside of RVC's main campus Student Center Atrium at an event

New Student Welcome Event

Our New Student Welcome Events are scheduled for August 8 and 9! All new students attending RVC for the first time are expected to attend this event. Register now!

Peer Mentoring-Getting Started Center

Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentors are college students just like you! Get real answers from real students.

Student Connect Workshops 2017/2018

Student Connect Workshops

Workshops are focused at providing learning and interactive experiences to students outside the classrooms in hopes of increasing student success.

GSC Tech Connect Sessions 2017

GSC Tech Connect Sessions

Register and attend a GSC Tech Connect Session if you are a new RVC student! All new students are highly recommended to attend a session before registering for classes.

Student Success Courses with GSC

Student Success Courses

Our STU 100 (Planning for Success) and STU-101 (Career Planning) courses are designed to help new students transition to college and prepare for the future!

Got Questions? Seeking Help? Connect with Us!

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If you have any questions about Getting Started at RVC, attending a GSC Tech Connect Session, or upcoming New Student Welcome events sponsored by the Getting Started Center, please use our comment box.