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?
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 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!
Get caught up on the latest news from the Center for Learning in Retirement!
New Special Interest Group
CLR has begun offering sessions through the Senior Learning Network, a relatively new organization that presents educational programs online with real-time interaction between the presenter and the audience. Each session costs $5.00 per person, half the rate of a regular CLR one-session class. The first one was about Franklin D. Roosevelt broadcasted from the FDR Library in New York City on Monday, October 27th went well and had rave reviews! The plan is to have one each month. The next video cast is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Monday November 24th on Denali National Park & Preserve in Alaska. If you're interested, contact Mary Cacciatore at (815) 332-2479 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletters have gone out! Make sure to read all the wonderful articles introducing the new Committee Leaders, new staff & new programs here at CLR! There's a LOT of information packed in there, don't miss out!! Trips are filling up fast so reserve your spot today.
Spring catalogs are being created now. We hope to have them mailed before we go to winter break on the 24th of December. Registration will begin right away as forms are mailed in so keep an eye out for your catalog to come in the mail.
Bus Trip to Chicago History Museum
The holiday season is sneaking up on us, a time when it's all too easy to forget things. So this seems like a good time to remind CLR members about the bus trip planned for January 28th to the Chicago History Museum. The cost, which includes a buffet lunch at the museum's North & Clark Cafe, is just $69 for CLR members. Call (815) 921-3931 to reserve a spot before your calendar gets too cluttered.
Updates for Fall Catalog
Class #141 - Heal Your Wounds IS on a Friday, November 14 & 21 (not Thursdays)
Class #152 - River Cruising Christmas Markets is on Monday, December 8th (some Accounting Statements had it marked as a different date)
An additional Briggs Mansion Tour date has been added! We had a large wait list for both the AM & PM tours so we are calling those on the lists. If you have a message from us please return the call to reserve your spot! The added date is on Tuesday, December 9th either 10:00 am - Noon or 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
In Memoriam: Dr. Robert E. Heerens
CLR lost one of its dearest friends, one of its co-founders on October 19, 2014 when Dr. Robert E. Heerens died at the age of 99 years old. CLR is one of the family's three suggested recipients for memorials. We thank you, Dr. Heerens, for everything.