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RCTC Virtual Orientation


RCTC is committed to serving the needs of transfer, distance learning, and returning students. We believe an orientation is a fundamental building block to your success. The first step toward becoming an enrolled student is to view the orientation video below and print the registration guide and star session packet to review. These materials introduce you to important college policies, campus resources, and how to use our campus eServices, and distance learning tools.

After viewing the video and supplemental materials, submit the orientation verification. You will receive a registration access code* and a notification that you are ready to register. *NOTE: Returning students will NOT have an access code.

Steps for Online Orientation:

1) Activate Your StarID Login/Password:

The StarID is a user-name with the goal of replacing your many login IDs with one ID, one password, everywhere. Once you activate it, you can use your StarID and password anywhere that accepts StarID. It is unique across the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, so you can use it at more than one school.

Activate your StarID at:

StarID Self Service Portal


2) View the Orientation Video:
3) View the Supplemental Materials:
4) Review and Submit the Orientation Verification:
  • Review and submit the orientation verification*:

    We are experiencing issues with the verification form, Please contact Admissions and Records for your verification code.

    Phone: (507) 285-7268
    E-mail: admissions@rctc.edu
    On campus: Student Services (SS) 114

    *Returning students can register without the verification and skip to step 5 below.

5) Register for Classes in the eServices portal:
Register for classes in the Web Registration Portal.
Fall 2016 registration is currently OPEN.

As a new student, if would like to work with an advisor on your course selection, RCTC requires you to attend a face to face Orientation Session. Sign up for a Orientation Session date.


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Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Rochester Community and Technical College, a member of Minnesota State.
RCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.
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