As a CLR member, you'll be able to register for CLR classes, programs, and special interest groups. You'll also enjoy a discounted rate on bus trips and social events.

Sign-up for classes:

  1. Review the latest schedule of classes
  2. Complete the CLR Class Registration Form
    Register for Fall 2023 CLR Classes
  3. Submit the completed form and payment to CLR

You can mail-in or drop-off your registration form and payment (cash or check). The CLR office is located at the Bell School Road Center (3350 N. Bell School Rd., Rockford, IL 61114). If mailing, please mail to: RVC-CLR, 3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61114. NOTE: You can register for any class that is not full until the day before the class begins. Registration does not end when the semester begins.


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Course Proposals

Interested in presenting or leading a CLR class? We are now accepting course proposals through October 13, 2023. 

Submit a Proposal

Class Updates & Offerings


CLR Trips & Socials

CLR 30th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, October 5, 2023 • 12 to 3 p.m.

We're celebrating 30 years! Join us as we celebrate with a delicious, plated meal from Perfectly Seasoned Catering, exhibits on display (showcasing the history of CLR), and musical entertainment featuring Patte Armato Lund and her accompanist Rise Barker! For complete information, or to register, please refer to the latest CLR Newsletter.

Titanic The Musical at The Fireside

Friday, October 27, 2023 • 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join CLR on a trip to The Fireside Dinner Theatre in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin! The trip includes transportation, lunch, and a performance of Titanic The Musical. For complete information, or to register, please refer to the CLR Fall 2023 Schedule.This trip has reached capacity. Contact the CLR office at (815) 921-3931 to place your name on a waiting list.

Sanfilippo Estate (Concert & Lunch)

Thursday, November 30, 2023 • 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Join CLR on a holiday trip to Barrington, Illinois to visit the unimaginable Sanfilippo Estate! The trip includes a lunch, concert, visit, and transportation. For complete information, or to register, please refer to the latest CLR Newsletter.


CLR Class Updates

Filled Classes

  • ART-701-CLR1 – Pastel Techniques
  • ART-701-CLR2 – Acrylic Painting - Autumn Glory
  • ART-701-CLR3 – Acrylic Painting - Palette Knives
  • ART-720-CLR4 – Art of Tangling
  • ART-720-CLR5 – Tangling Art 2
  • CMP-703-CLR1 – Restoring Old Photos
  • FIN-701-CLR1 – Passing Assets to the Next Generation
  • HLT-725-CLR2 – Mediterranean Eating
  • HST-720-CLR8 – Rockford Street Names
  • HUM-701-CLR1 – A Neil Diamond Story
  • HUM-701-CLR4 – Rockford Symphony Orchestra
  • HUM-714-CLR1 – The Best Gift – My Story
  • SPC-720-CLR1 – Beginning American Mah Jongg
  • SPC-720-CLR2 – Flower Fall Workshop (AM)
  • SPC-720-CLR3 – Flower Fall Workshop (PM)
  • SPC-720-CLR4 – Flower Holiday Workshop (AM)
  • SPC-720-CLR5 – Flower Holiday Workshop (PM)
  • SPC-760-CLR2 – Introduction to Pickleball
  • SPC-760-CLR3 – Pickleball II
  • SPC-785-CLR1 – iPhone/iPad: Beyond Basics (9/26)
  • SPC-785-CLR2 – iPhone/iPad: Beyond Basics (9/27)
  • TOU-700-CLR2 – Tour of Rockford Airport
  • TOU-700-CLR6 – Tour of Knightsville District


Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Yes! You can view the class schedule online.

NOTE: Only current CLR members and CLR members from the prior year are mailed a copy of the CLR catalog containing the class schedule. It can be mailed to anyone upon request. Email Allison King at or call (815) 921-3931 to request a copy.

The registration deadline for in-person classes is any time before the class begins (as long as the class is not at capacity). If registering for an online class, it's best to register one day prior to the class. (Zoom information for online classes is emailed one day prior to the class around 2:00 PM). If you are registering the day before a class starts, you will need to bring payment in the form of cash or check to the CLR office at the Bell School Road Center (3350 N. Bell School Rd., Rockford, IL 61114).

CLR is not currently set up to take online payments. You will need to fill out the registration form, attach payment, and mail to the CLR office at Rock Valley College - CLR, 3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61114  or  bring to the CLR office during our normal business hours. If outside of our business hours, you can place registration and payment in the drop box outside the west entrance of the Bell School Road Center.

Yes. Two weeks prior to the semester start date all registered participants will be mailed a copy of their Student Schedule confirming all classes. For ALL CLR classes (in-person, online, and hybrid), you will receive an email reminder from the CLR office one day prior to the class start date.

If your class is IN-PERSON, confirm your classes with your student schedule and arrive at the assigned location of the class at the scheduled date/time. The CLR facilitator assigned to the class will direct you from there.

If your class is ONLINE via Zoom, you will receive an email with the Zoom link to your class along with any handouts that have been provided by the instructor one day prior to the scheduled start date around 2:00 PM.

NOTE: If you are taking an ONLINE class, please do not share the Zoom link with other students as our CLR facilitators will be checking students into the class using the CLR registration roster.

Yes. For all future CLR classes, an email reminder will be sent on the afternoon prior to the scheduled class date. This includes reminders for all in-person, online, and hybrid classes.

If you wish to cancel from a class, you must do so at least one day prior to the scheduled start date in order to receive a refund. There is a $5 per class cancellation fee and no refunds are given after a class begins. If you know you will be unable to attend a class, it would be appreciated of you let the office know. It provides an opportunity to those on the waiting list to be contacted.

Almost all CLR Zoom classes will be recorded. If you are unable to attend a class that you signed up for, send Allison King an email at or call the CLR office at (815) 921-3931 explaining your situation. If the class you missed has been recorded, you may request the link to the recording.

NOTE:  Not all online CLR classes will be recorded. It is highly recommended to contact the CLR office prior to your online class meeting date/time to ensure that there will be a recording of a specific class. These recordings will only be available for seven days after the class has ended. Once the week has elapsed, the link will no longer be active and you will no longer be able to access it. Recordings of online classes are typically available for viewing 1-5 days after the class has ended. COLLEGE COLLABORATION CLASSES HOSTED BY OTHER COMMUNITY COLLEGES ARE NOT RECORDED.

The CLR library is open during the CLR office hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM).