Check out the following links for important RCTC information
Last Day to Add and Drop Classes
Connect With Us on Social Media
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 and Drug-Free Campus–Inside and Out
Have More Questions? Check Out the 2023-2024 Handbook
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 25. You can manage your class schedule via the RCTC eServices site. Check out the Registration Deadlines webpage for more information.
Students are responsible for verifying that any change was processed correctly by clicking View/Modify 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.
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, TikTok, and Snapchat and stay “in the know!”
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 until evening. 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 obtained your Student ID yet, visit the ID office in the WOSC to get yours today!
Your award notice displays the amount of funding you will receive for a full-time enrollment, by default. You can change the parameters in eServices to see your awards for other credit levels.
When it is time for disbursement, ACTUAL amount of funding applied to your account will be based on the number of credits you are registered for as of the end of drop/add for the term.
Financial Aid can only be used to pay for courses that are required for your declared major. Disbursement details explaining when and how Financial Aid is disbursed at RCTC and how to access that information.
For help understanding the disbursement process and selecting your disbursement preference, check out these pages on our website:
Food is currently available for purchase at the Fresh Stop Café located on the 3rd floor College Center:
- Monday through Friday, from 8:30am-1:30pm.
Updated hours and information will be provided when available!
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. Items in the Hive Supply are free to students in need. Students may visit once per week and collect a maximum of 15 items per visit. Check out the Hive Supply Webpage for available hours.
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: email@example.com. Email can be accessed at 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, the best way to get your technology issues resolved is to submit a ticket. When submitting a ticket please give as many details as possible. Request help or report a hardware, software, network, application or other issue or call 507-536-5555.
The Learning Center provides FREE tutoring and class help for all RCTC and WSU-R students! Build the skills and confidence you need to be successful in your classes – reach your academic goals. Our tutors are specialists in their content areas, and they’re eager to help you.
The Learning Centers can be found on the main floor of Godard Library for Math, Computer Applications, and Writing. Science help can be found on the 3rd floor of the Atrium building. There are many different options for getting help: drop in help, scheduled appointments with a tutor, group study spaces, and you can always email a question you have. For hours and services visit www.rctc.edu/services/learningcenter.
RCTC is committed to creating a clean, safe and healthy learning and working environment, and therefore, is a tobacco-free campus inside and out. For the purposes of this policy, tobacco is defined to include, but is not limited to, smoking and smokeless tobacco products, such as lit or unlit cigarettes, pipes, cigars, snuff, smokeless pouches, and smoking equipment (whether filled with tobacco or any other type of material). Learn more about the policy here.
The possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, other drugs, including marijuana, and other controlled substances is prohibited on the College campus or during any College sponsored activity, either on or off campus for students, College employees and campus visitors. Exceptions to this policy may be approved by the College President, consistent with Minnesota State policy 5.18.1.
There are cessation services available in Olmsted County.
- Quitplan Services, 1-800-354-PLAN
- American Cancer Society, 1-800-ACS-2345
- American Lung Association of Minnesota, 1-800-LUNG-USA
This Student Handbook is a general bulletin about RCTC processes with links to important information on the RCTC website. A separate Student Planner with a calendar of important deadlines is a free resource available throughout the Student Services area!