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Attention RCTC Students and Staff: Several PHISHING emails have been occurring with words such as "unusual login attempt", requesting you to provide your username and password. These are fraudulent messages attempting to get your information. Do not respond to them! Please contact RCTC’s helpdesk for additional info or assistance. tech.help@rctc.edu


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Student E-mail Format: firstname.lastname(4 numbers of StarID)@mb.rctc.edu
Example: joseph.smith1234@mb.rctc.edu

Staff/Faculty E-mail Format: firstname.lastname@rctc.edu
Example: joseph.smith@rctc.edu

Your Account(s)

Office 365 accounts will be for official campus use for student e-mail. If you need to access other Microsoft services for personal use, including SkyDrive, X-Box, Messenger, etc. you can still access using your original Live@edu accounts.  The user name is the same for both accounts, but the password is different for each.

Office 365 (Official campus e-mail account).

  • Sign in at https://www.outlook.com/mb.rctc.edu
  • Student log in is format of e-mail address and user name: firstname.lastname(4 numbers of StarID)@mb.rctc.edu.
  • Staff/Faculty log in is format of e-mail address and user name: firstname.lastname@rctc.edu
  • Password is your StarID password.
  • Passwords are required to be changed every 180 days
  • Use the StarID Self-Service page for resetting your campus password.
  • If you want to redirect or forward messages that come to your mb.rctc.edu account to another e-mail account (yahoo, Gmail, etc.), simply set up a redirect / forwarding rule in your RCTC account.**
  • Please note: Enrolled RCTC students e-mail accounts are deactivated and deleted 365 days after the last day of the semester in which you were enrolled in a course. Be sure to forward or save any messages you want before the account is closed!
  • If you have questions or need help, contact the Technology Support Center (TSC):
    • Located in Goddard Library GL100.
    • Call: 507-536-5555, 1-800-247-1296 / TTY Relay 1-800-627-3529.
    • E-mail: tech.help@rctc.edu

All students are responsible for activating their university network ID and their e-mail account. RCTC assigned student e-mail accounts shall be the preferred means of communication with all students attending Rochester Community and Technical College.  Students are responsible for all information sent to them via their officially assigned e-mail account. If a student chooses to forward their RCTC e-mail account, he or she is responsible for all information, including attachments, sent to any other e-mail account.

**If a student or applicant chooses to forward his/her mail to another e-mail address (AOL, Hotmail, Gmail, etc.), the primary campus e-mail address remains the destination for official RCTC correspondence.

Students who choose to have their e-mail forwarded to a private e-mail address outside the official RCTC network address will be doing so at their own risk. RCTC is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur in the proper or timely transmission or access of e-mail forwarded to any unofficial e-mail address, and any such problems will not absolve students of their responsibility to know and comply with the content of official communications sent to students' official RCTC e-mail addresses.

If you need help, please contact or go to the Technology Support Center.

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