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.
Among the more common forms of severe weather in our area are thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes.
The Rock Valley College emergency warning siren will be sounded after a tornado warning has been issued for Winnebago County. Additionally, RVC video monitors will automatically display a tornado warning screen and broadcast the National Weather Service message. A tornado warning means that a funnel cloud or tornado has been spotted in the county.
How to respond:
- Follow room instructions to move to a place of safety.
- Leave windows alone and move away from them.
- Seek hallways or rooms without windows. If time allows, move to lower building levels. Do not use elevators.
- Avoid rooms with large roof spans such as the PEC or theaters.
- Students will not be dismissed from class during a tornado warning.
- Wait until the storm passes and "All Clear" message is issued.
- Communicate through phones and video monitors.
- Monitor local TV and radio stations for updated weather information and college closing announcements.