Rock Valley College

Updated 6/28/22

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Refunds for the summer 2022 semester were mailed on June 29, 2022. If you had to cancel a class for the summer semester, you will receive a refund check from Rock Valley College. If you paid for a class at the time of registration and were placed on a waiting list, but did not get the opportunity to participate, you will receive a check for the full cost of the class. If you receive your check and have questions, contact the CLR office at (815) 921-3931. 

If you are coming to the Bell School Road Center for an in-person class or to visit the CLR office, please be aware of the construction. As of June 28, 2022, a portion of Spring Brook Road is closed, including the entrance to our parking lot. Please use the entrance on North Bell School Road. 

When construction workers and trucks are in the parking lot, we suggest not parking along the construction fencing. 

The Rockford Public Library's Mobile Library will make a recurring appearance this summer at the RVC Center for Learning in Retirement at the Bell School Road Center! It will be parked in the east parking lot and all dates are listed below. This is an incredible resource that features shelves full of the most current materials, high-speed internet capabilities, and other features! Items that can be loaned out include books for all ages, DVDs and Blu-rays, audio books, video games, Chromebooks, and more! Anyone can utilize the resources available on the Mobile Library at no cost. You need to be a City of Rockford resident to obtain a library card and check out materials for free.

The Mobile Library will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on the following dates:

  • June 7 & 28
  • July 19
  • August 9 & 30

RPL Mobile Library

CLR will continue to partner with other regional community colleges to offer collaborative online classes this summer! These classes provide us the opportunity to offer a wide variety of different classes, as well as bring older adults together from all over the region. The community colleges involved include Rock Valley College, McHenry County College, College of DuPage, and Harper College. For our summer semester we are offering 16 different collaboration classes offered ONLINE via Zoom. You can view the summer schedule of classes by clicking the blue tab on the right side of the page titled, "CLR Classes." 

Collaborative Classes