Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Event Planning

Student Life, Welcomes you to Event Planning at Rock Valley College!

So you have an event to plan, ideas are flowing and you are just not sure where to start. Well…planning events is a great thing. It does require advance planning. Have you checked the Submission Deadlines?

This page is designed to help you find the right tools for your successful journey towards an awesome and well attended event. Only events submitted by student clubs and organizations that have been approved by the Student Life office are required to review and access this information. All external users must start by contacting the office of Business Services where the Event Scheduler and Special Events staffs are housed.

The best place to start is to be sure to review the PowerPoint for event planning.  This will handle all of your initial questions of getting started with form submission and approval. Thereafter, you can access our Student Leader/Advisor Guide located on our web site to help guide you with basic reminders and questions when your planning an event.


  • What is your event’s goal?
  • Who is your audience?
  • When is the best time to hold your event? And Where?
  • What resources do you have available?

Please keep in mind that you are responsible for all aspects of your event. While Student Life offers many services, it is your responsibility to contract with campus services and make the necessary arrangements.

Remember-Plan Ahead. Plan Ahead. Plan ahead!!!

Ready to get started?

  • Event Evaluation & Feedback: Want to know how well received your event was? Encourage attendees to fill out this quick online survey.