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
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
THE 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 26. 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.
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, TikTok, and Snapchat and stay “in the know!”
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 8am-8pm Monday through Thursday and 8am-3pm on Friday.
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. 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 Campus Security to get yours today!
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.
- Fresh Stop Café is located in the Heintz Center Commons and will be open Monday through Friday, 7:30am-1pm.
- Fresh Stop Café is also located on the 3rd floor College Center and will be open Monday through Friday, from 9am-1:30pm.
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. 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. 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.
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 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.
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 2022 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 reviews, and scheduling workspaces. Check out our website for hours and services and find what is best for you.
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 for tobacco use in private vehicles in college parking lots. You can view the full policy here.
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