Rock Valley College

Updated 10/18/22

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Updated 8/25/2022

Normally, upon registration for any CLR class, you would receive a mailed copy of a Student Schedule, which confirms all classes that you are registered for in a particular semester. As of August 24, 2022, we were informed that the program used to generate these schedules for mailing is not working properly. This has led to a freeze in the mailing of Student Schedules to our CLR members for the Fall 2022 semester. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. 

Until this situation has been resolved, please contact Allison King at the CLR office either by email at or by phone at (815) 921-3931 to request that a copy of your schedule be emailed to you.

NOTE: Those without email can request a copy be mailed to their home address.


Refunds for the CLR Fall 2022 semester are were mailed on Wednesday, October 5. If you are waiting to receive a refund, please allow at least a week to receive them in the mail. 

If you were placed on a waiting list for a class and paid at the time of registration, you will be refunded those class fees. If a space is a waitlisted class becomes available after September 30, you will need to repay the class fees. 

If you receive you refund and have questions, contact the CLR office at 815-921-3931 or contact Allison King at 

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. 

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

Rockford Public Library Mobile Library

The Rockford Public Library's Mobile Library will make a recurring appearance this fall at the RVC Center for Learning in Retirement at the Bell School Road Center! It will be parked in the east parking lot. 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.

Dates for the Fall 2022 Semester:

September 20
October 11
November 1
November 22
December 13

RPL Mobile Library

CLR will continue their partnership with other regional community colleges to offer collaborative online classes this fall! These classes provide 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 fall semester we are offering 13 different collaboration classes (Online via Zoom ONLY). You can view the fall schedule of classes by clicking the blue tab on the right side of the page titled, "CLR Classes." 

Collaborative Classes