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 13 national championships and we have had more than 140 All-Americans.
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.
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 over 91,000 book 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!
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?
|06/01/15||Application for Completion due for Summer 2015 degree and certificate completers. Students will be invited to participate in the May 2016 Commencement Ceremony. (Cap and Gown Reservation Forms will be mailed in March 2016.)
|08/28/15||Degrees and Certificates posted to students transcripts for Summer 2015 completers.|
|09/04/15||Degrees and Certificates mailed from RVC to students.|
|10/01/15||Application for Completion due for Fall 2015 degree and certificate completers. Students will be invited to participate in the May 2016 Commencement Ceremony. (Cap and Gown Reservation Forms will be mailed in March 2016.)
|01/22/16||Degrees and Certificates posted to students transcripts for Fall 2015 completers|
|01/29/16||Degrees and Certificates mailed from RVC to students.|
|03/01/16||Application for Completion due for Spring 2016 degree and certificate completers.
|Application for Completion due for Summer 2016 degree completers that would like to participate in the Annual 2016 Commencement Ceremony. (Applications for Summer 2016 that are received after this date will be invited to participate in the Annual 2017 Commencement Ceremony.)
|03/07/16||Cap and Gown Reservation Forms mailed to those that indicated interest in the Annual 2016 Commencement Ceremony on the Application for Completion.
|03/23/16||Cap and Gown Reservation Forms due. If the Records & Registration Office does not receive your reservation form by the deadline, a cap, gown and guest tickets will not be reserved on your behalf and you will be unable to participate in the Annual 2016 Commencement Ceremony.
|04/28/16||Cap and Gown Pick Up Day – Student Center, Room 1222 between 9:00am and 6:00pm. This is the ONLY day to pick up your cap, gown and tickets; please make arrangements to pick up these items.
|05/20/16||Commencement Ceremony – Physical Education Center at 6:00pm.|
Each student planning to receive a degree or certificate is required to meet all of the following requirements in order to have the degree or certificate granted:
Graduation Academic Honors
Graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 to 3.74 will graduate with honors. Those with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 to 3.99 will graduate with high honors. Those with a cumulative GPA of 4.00 will graduate with highest honors.
While it is required to meet with an advisor or program director prior to filing for graduation (completion), if you are unable to file for graduation (completion) in person at the Records and Registration Office, located at the top floor of the Student Center, please download the application for graduation (completion) and return to:
Rock Valley College
Records & Registration Office
3301 N. Mulford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61114
Rock Valley College holds one commencement ceremony each May, held on the main campus. This ceremony is for degree-seeking students only. All students who will complete graduation requirements by the end of the spring semester, or the summer semester immediately following the ceremony, as well as those students who completed their requirements during the previous summer or fall semesters, are invited to participate in this commencement ceremony.
Students planning to participate in this ceremony must file for graduation by the deadline for spring completion, March 1. Potential graduates will be notified of cap and gown pick up, along with other pertinent graduation information, during the spring semester. Students will indicate on the application for graduation of their intent to participate in this ceremony; therefore, only those students that have indicated their intent to participate will be sent information on graduation.
Please note: Degrees are not issued to students during the commencement ceremony. All earned degrees and certificates will be mailed to students four weeks after the end of the semester in which the student filed and completed.