RCTC Student Beehive – August 25, 2021

Welcome to RCTC!  Your education here opens doors to new, unexpected opportunities.  It’s wonderful to have our new and returning students fill the campus and online learning community again!  We, in Student Affairs are committed to your success and begin each semester with this communication campaign called “RCTC Student Beehive” – named in recognition of our campus yellowjacket mascot Sting.  Each week on Wednesdays, we’ll share the most relevant and important information about “Bee-ing” successful in accomplishing your goals at RCTC.  This information is stored on our website and available to you 24/7. Bookmark the Beehive Blog and visit it often to find all the Beehives and other helpful information.

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Last Day to Add and Drop Classes
Updates on COVID-19 and RCTC
Connect With Us on Social Media
Parking on Campus
Free Bus Rides for RCTC Students!
Important Information From Financial Aid
Hungry? Check Out The Food Service!
Hive Supply – Student Food Cupboard!
Email Accounts – Official Means of Communication!
Learning Center is Here for You!
Tobacco Free Campus – Inside and Out



LAST DAY TO ADD AND DROP CLASSES
RCTC students can make changes to full term schedules through the 5th day of classes.  The final day to add and drop full term classes is this Friday, August 27.  You can manage your class schedule via the RCTC eServices site.

Students are responsible to verify that any change was processed correctly by printing a copy of their academic schedule whenever they make a change.  After the deadline to drop a course, refunds are issued only for complete withdrawals in accordance with the published RCTC refund schedule.

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COVID-19 AND RCTC
What do students need to know about RCTC’s COVID practice?

  • Masks are Required: Masks are required while in the RCTC buildings. If you don’t have a mask, you can pick one up as you enter the buildings.
  • To stay updated on COVID-19 information at RCTC, please visit our COVID-19 website.

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CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Stay connected with us on our social media accounts so you stay informed of all the activities and events available to you. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat and stay “in the know!”

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PARKING – FIND OUT WHERE YOU WON’T GET TICKETED!
Student parking is available in any lots designated “Student parking” and at parking meters (as paid).  The parking fee is included in your tuition.  Parking meters are monitored from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00am to 3:00pm on Friday.

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FREE BUS RIDES FOR RCTC STUDENTS!
Using the bus system in Rochester is easy and convenient. Students can access any part of the city using Rochester Public Transit as their mode of transportation. The buses are clean, safe, and enjoyable to ride. Rochester Public Transit services RCTC Monday through Friday, every 30 minutes from morning til evening. RCTC students ride for free, accessing any RPT bus route. For additional information on routes, times and more, visit the RPT website. Show your RCTC Student ID and you can ride any route, anytime for free! If you haven’t received your Student ID yet, visit the RCTC Library today!

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM FINANCIAL AID
RCTC delivers all Financial Aid disbursements, student payroll checks and refunds through BankMobile disbursements, a technology solution powered by BMTX, Inc.

As a student, when your payment is ready to be issued to you, the funds will be sent to “BankMobile Disbursements.” BankMobile will then issue your Financial Aid overage check and/or student payroll check using the refund preference you choose with BankMobile.

For more information, look for posting on campus, on the web and in your student email account!

If you have questions about BankMobile disbursement services, please contact the RCTC Cashier’s Office at (507) 285-7311.

View our institution’s contract with BankMobile, powered by BMTX, Inc.

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HUNGRY? CHECK OUT THE FOOD SERVICE!
Food is available for purchase in two locations on the RCTC campus:

  • Heintz Center Café is located in the Heintz Center Commons and will be open Monday through Thursday, 7:30am to 1:30pm and Friday from 7:30am to 1:00pm.
  • Main Café is located on the 3rd floor College Center and will be open Monday through Friday, from 7:30am to 2:00pm.

For more information on the Food Service on the RCTC campus, check out our website.

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HIVE SUPPLY – STUDENT FOOD CUPBOARD
Hive Supply is RCTC’s on-campus food pantry. Currently enrolled RCTC students have access to Hive Supply which is stocked with non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, and other items such as toilet paper, laundry soap, pans, and utensils. Inventory varies based on time of year and donations. Free to students in need. Students may visit once per week and collect a maximum of 10 items per visit. Check out the Hive Supply Webpage for available hours. Donations are also always welcome! For more information, please contact the Student Life Department at (507) 285-7204. Please note: dates and times are subject to change so check back to our website for the most current information.

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EMAIL ACCOUNTS – OFFICIAL MEANS OF COMMUNICATION
Did you know Campus Email is RCTC’s official means of communication with students?

All RCTC students are provided with an email account through the College. This email account is the official means of communication from the College. Your campus email login format is: StarID@go.minnstate.edu – Example: rc1234tc@go.minnstate.edu. Email can be accessed at: https://www.outlook.com/ or on your mobile device.

View the Online Instructions to set up your mobile phone to access your email, calendar information, contacts and tasks.

If you have questions, please email the Technology Support Center or call (507) 536-5555.

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LEARNING CENTER IS HERE FOR YOU!
The Learning Center provides FREE tutoring for all RCTC and WSU-R students to help them build the skills and confidence needed to be successful in their coursework and reach their academic goals.

Our tutors are specialists in their content areas and are eager to help you.

For Fall 2021 semester, the Learning Center will be open for both in-person and online tutoring. There are many different options for getting help: drop-in help, scheduled appointments with a tutor, email questions and essay review, scheduling work spaces. Check out our website for hours and services and find what is best for you.

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TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS – INSIDE AND OUT
RCTC is a TOBACCO FREE campus. Smoking, tobacco use, and tobacco sales (including the use or sale of smokeless tobacco products) are prohibited on college owned, operated, or leased property, including all college owned vehicles. This includes any building or structure; athletic playing field, playground, parking lot or any other outdoor property owned, leased or contracted by RCTC.

The policy is not intended to deny individuals their use of tobacco products and provides for an exception of tobacco use in private vehicles in college parking lots. You can view the full policy here.

There are cessation services available in Olmsted County.

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