Beehive Blog–August 31, 2022

RCTC Student Blog

We, in Student Affairs, are committed to your success. 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.

Don’t forget–no classes on Monday, September 5, 2022! It is Labor Day!

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Student Success Day
Student Government
RCTC Policies
Harassment/Discrimination Complaint Procedures
Emergency Alert
Fall Graduates
Student Achievements


Join us for Student Success Day on Wednesday, September 14th!

Student Success Day (SSD) is an opportunity to connect with friends, faculty, and staff while attending sessions designed to help you succeed at RCTC and beyond!​ This year SSD will include both in-person and virtual sessions covering topics such as study skills, planning your career, making the most of your finances, and more. You will access all session information through a D2L Brightspace course shell that will show up with your other courses in D2L beginning on Wednesday, September 7th. By accessing the course shell, you will be able to see a more complete schedule and RSVP for your FREE lunch.

Here is a brief outline of the schedule for the day. Note, that there are no classes on this day so that you may attend these valuable sessions!

Time Activity
9am Keynote Presentation – Streaming
10am In-Person Sessions
11am In-Person Sessions
12-1:30pm Lunch and Find Your Future Fair
5:30pm Online Session
6:30pm Online Session
10am-3:30pm Library Tours (every 30 minutes)
All Day Anytime Online Sessions

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RCTC Student Government has open Student Senator positions. Be part of advocating on behalf of RCTC students and have your voice heard on campus! Student Senator positions are paid and offer great opportunities for travel, leadership development, and networking. Apply by completing an Intent to Run Form by midnight on September 5th. You may learn more here!

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As we begin a new academic year, it is time to remind all students of their responsibility to familiarize themselves with and adhere to, state, system, and college policies. All Minnesota State and RCTC policies are available through the RCTC website.

Policies include information on such things as:

  • Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Resources
  • Fraudulent or Other Dishonest Acts
  • Student Complaint and Grievances
  • Report/Complaint of Discrimination/Harassment Investigation and Resolution
  • Satisfactory Progress (Academic and Financial Aid)
  • Weather/Emergency Closings

Visit our policy webpage, type a keyword to search, or choose from the list of categories provided.  The website is intended to function as a convenient reference. Although the site is updated regularly, it is impossible to guarantee complete accuracy at all times. In the event of any discrepancy between the policy documents formally approved and the policies listed on the website, the former shall be the governing version.

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Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) is committed to conducting all personnel and educational activities without regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law.

RCTC will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of these protected class categories in accordance with all state and federal equal opportunity/affirmative action laws, directives, orders, and regulations. Any student or employee who feels they are a victim of, or hears or witnesses such behavior should inform one of the following:

Complaints should be directed to:

Jennifer Haug

If you require an accommodation for a disability please contact:

Travis Kromminga
Director of Disability Support Services

The official complaint procedure and complaint form may be found on the RCTC website.

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In the interest of promoting the safety of our campus community, Rochester Community and Technical College has implemented an emergency notification system, RCTC Emergency Alert.

 What is RCTC Emergency Alert?
RCTC’s emergency notification system makes it possible for students, employees, and community members to receive quick notifications by text, phone, and email for campus emergencies that threaten life or safety and/or severely impact standard campus operations. The RCTC Emergency Alert system will only be used in emergency situations.

 How do I sign up for alerts?
RCTC Students and Employees:  All current RCTC students and employees automatically receive RCTC Emergency Alerts at their RCTC email accounts. If you wish to receive alerts as a text message, a phone message, or another email address, you need to set up an account by using either your RCTC email address or a personal email address as a user ID. You will need to establish a password for this account.

 All Others:  Non-RCTC students and employees may sign-up to receive RCTC Emergency Alerts. If you wish to receive alerts as a text message, a phone message, or at an email address, you need to set up an account by using an email address as a user ID. You will need to establish a password for this account.

Password Settings:  Passwords must be at least 8 characters, including 1 lower-case letter, 1 capital letter, and 1 number. Spaces and special characters are not permitted.

Sign In / Sign Up

 Other Helpful Information

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Graduation applications are due within the first 30 days of the semester you intend on completing program requirements.  The Fall Semester Graduation Application Deadline is Tuesday, October 4, 2022.  Accurate and complete DARS Audits must be attached to the application.  You can access your DARS Audit through the eServices site.   Graduation applications and other information are available on our website.

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Rochester Community and Technical College wants to make sure that you’re recognized for your achievements. RCTC publicizes your accomplishments like making the dean’s list, graduating from RCTC, or other exciting news items about your achievements by sharing them with your hometown newspapers.

You always have the option to “opt-out” of publicity about your success by following the College’s non-disclosure process as per Student Data Practices Policy.  Students who do not want to disclose directory information must submit specific written requests to the Records and Registration Office by contacting the office for additional information and/or to obtain a “Request for Non-Disclosure” form.

We look forward to celebrating your achievements with your local hometown media and online. Keep up the good work and be on the lookout for emails about your accomplishments!

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