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RLC combining Fifth Annual Warrior Fest with Preview Day

Changes are coming to Rend Lake College’s Fifth Annual Warrior Fest this fall with the addition of Preview Day for prospective students. Both events will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 on the Ina campus.

Warrior Fest, an event which has historically featured everything from children’s activities to a car show to a vendor fair, is joining forces with Preview Day, an open house event, to bring more locals to campus. Details about each event are below, and more will be available in coming weeks.

A crowd gathered near the RLC Clocktower during Warrior Fest 2016. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

Warrior Fest

Back by popular demand, main events at Warrior Fest will include a vendor fair, featuring local artists and merchants; children’s activities, such as Big Truck Day, safety seat checks, inflatables, free dental checks, and much more; a car show with proceeds going toward RLC Automotive Technology scholarships; and food and beverages served by students in RLC’s Culinary Arts program.

Richard Brewer of Tamaroa showed off his 1957 Chevy Convertible and Best of Show trophy after the 2016 Warrior Fest Car Show awards presentation. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

New this year will be a Demo Day, hosted by the RLC Golf Outlet on the putting range, located on the south end of campus. Many RLC clubs and organizations will also be on-hand serving snacks, offering services, and providing entertainment.

For more information about Warrior Fest, contact RLC’s Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714

Preview Day

Last fall, the first Preview Day was held for students and their families to visit campus, take tours, meet and speak with faculty and staff, and have the chance to win a scholarship. This year won’t be any different.

Preview Day attendees should visit the Student Center to register for tours and prizes. While there, students can speak directly with faculty, staff, and administration about programs, admissions, financial aid, and more. Tours of campus for specific programs will also be available upon request.

One Preview Day tour group made their way through the RLC Learning Resource Center during the event last year. Click on the image for a larger view.
(Reece Rutland / RLC Public Information)

To learn more about Preview Day, contact the Welcome Center at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1343 or

Prospective students attending Preview Day will also have the chance to be entered into a drawing for a scholarship through the RLC Foundation, valued at $250. To enter into the drawing, students will complete a scavenger hunt on campus. The scholarship is non-transferable and must be used during the Spring 2018 or Fall 2018 semesters.

For more information about the scholarships, contact the RLC Foundation at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1214 or