Rock Valley College

Updated 11/19/21 at 1:07 PM

COVID-19 Update

Starting August 14, 2021 ALL individuals, regardless of your vaccination status, must wear a mask or face covering when inside the Bell School Road Center.

CLR fall classes will be a combination of IN-PERSON and ONLINE classes. 

The catalog for the fall semester was mailed to members on August 4. You can also access the electronic versions by clicking the blue "Class Schedules" tab on the right side of the page.

NEW! November Campus Outreach Program

The Rock Valley College and Rockford Police departments are coming togeOutreach Programther to present a campus outreach program this November! Come hear members of the departments talk about Identity Theft and see a demonstration from the Rockford Police Department K-9 Unit! It will be an interactive experience for all! This program is FREE and open to the public, so bring your friends! No registration is required. Choose from one of the dates below and come out to the Bell School Road Center (3350 N. Bell School Rd., Rockford, IL 61114) for
this informative and fun experience! 

Monday, November 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM


Construction Area - Be Aware!

If you are coming to the Bell School Road Center for an in-person class or to visit the CLR office, please do NOT park on the west edge of the parking lot along the construction fencing. This is for your safety. Thank you.


NEW! Rockford Public Library's Mobile Library

The Rockford Public Library's Mobile Library will make a recurring appearance at the RVC Center for Learning in Retirement at the Bell School Road Center! It will be parked in the east parking lot once every three weeks. All dates are listed below. This is an incredible resource that features shelves full of the most current materials, high-speed internet capabilities, and other features! Items that can be loaned out include books for all ages, DVDs and BluRays, audio books, video games, Chromebooks, and more! Anyone can utilize the resources available on the Mobile Library at no cost. You need to be a City of Rockford resident to obtain a library card and check out materials for free. 

The Mobile Library will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on the following dates.

November 9 & 30 - December 21

RPL Mobile Library


NEW! College Collaboration Classes

CLR is now partnering with other regional community colleges to offer collaborative online classes each semester! This provides us the opportunity to offer a wide variety of different classes, as well as bring older adults together from all over the region. These other community colleges include McHenry County College, College of DuPage, and Harper College. For our fall session we are offering 12 different collaboration classes offered ONLINE via Zoom. You can view the fall schedule of classes by clicking the blue tab on the right side of the page titled, 'Class Schedules'. 

Collaborative Classes


NEW!  ONLINE AARP Smart Driver Course 

The AARP Smart Driver Course will be available for in-person sessions starting in the spring of 2022! Available dates/times will be in the CLR spring 2022 catalog to be released near the end of the year. 

The course is still also available online at a discounted price! You can still refresh your driving skills and save on auto insurance at your own pace in the comfort of your home. Follow the link below to get started. 

AARP Smart Driver Course Online 


NEW! CLR YouTube Channel

CLR is now on YouTube! The videos on our channel are dedicated to providing members with helpful tutorial videos covering various topics including navigating Zoom! If you are having trouble with Zoom, we encourage you to check out the NEW RVC Center for Learning in Retirement YouTube channel for help. If you cannot find your answer there, contact the CLR office at (815) 921-3931.


CLR Facebook Page

The Center for Learning in Retirement is active on Facebook! You can find information about CLR and other things including rescheduled classes or cancellations, bus trips, social events, general office announcements, office/campus closures, fun articles, and much more! We even have a few weekly posts like, Movie Monday, This or That TuesdayThrowback Thursday, and a nice Quote to Inspire your weekend on Fridays. Go "Follow" our page to receive our updates in your daily newsfeed and "Share" our posts and events with your friends! 

View our page here!