Rock Valley College

Updated 4/14/21 at 10:38 a.m.

COVID-19 Update

At this time, students will be allowed to enter the CLR office or library one at a time. For entry to the building, all students must be wearing a face covering. There is a table inside the west entrance that has disposable masks and hand sanitizer available, as well as a thermometer to check your temperature. A voluntary customer visitor log is available for sign-in inside the CLR office. 

The spring 2021 semester will be conducted online via Zoom and we are still accepting registrations. The registration deadline for spring clases is by 2:00 p.m. one day prior to the scheduled class date. The course listing for the months of February and March is available in the newsletter that was mailed on December 23. The course listing for the months of April and May was mailed on February 26. You can also access the electronic versions by clicking the blue "Spring 2021 Class Schedules" tab on the right side of the page.



Congratulations to our very own hero and volunteer, Bob Bertolasi for winning the 13-WREX Hometown Hero award! Through countless hours of research and training, patience, understanding, and helpful nature, you have helped hundreds of seniors connect virtually! We will never be able to thank you enough for your volunteer work and dedication the members and staff of CLR! THANK YOU BOB for helping make this opportunity of lifelong learning for our seniors possible! We couldn't have done it without you!

Bob was honored on the 6:00 p.m. 13-WREX news on Saturday, December 19. For the full story, click here.



The Center for Learning in Retirement is doing online classes using Zoom! If you are not familiar with Zoom, don't worry! We have developed an 'Introduction to Zoom' training class to help you! Bob Bertolasi, CLR volunteer computer instructor, will be leading the training sessions. You will join this training from your home on your selected device. Before attending training, you will need to download the Zoom application to your device. Download instructions for Windows and Apple/Mac devices available by clicking the highlighted, blue words.

Next Available Training Dates:

Monday, April 26                                    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

To Register:

Contact Allison Den Braven at the CLR office either by phone at (815) 921-3931 or by email at and provide your name, phone number, email address, and the device that you plan to use for training (i.e. Windows computer, Apple/Mac computer, iPad, Android tablet, Chromebook, smart phone, etc.). 


NEW!  ONLINE AARP Smart Driver Course 

The AARP Smart Driver Course will not be available in-person until September 1, 2021 (subject to change). However, the course is 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, This or That MondayThrowback Thursday, and a nice Quote to Inspire your weekend on Fridays. Go "Like" our page to receive our updates in your daily newsfeed and "Share" our posts and events with your friends! 

View our page here!