Beehive Blog – February 9, 2022

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Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Apply for RCTC Foundation Transferring Student Scholarships
Black History Month Events
Health Services for RCTC Students
Apply for Graduation
Free Virtual Financial Aid Events


You have until Monday (February 14, 2022) to apply for RCTC Foundation scholarships if you are transferring to a four-year institution this fall! Please apply if you want to be considered for a scholarship from the Foundation. Check out the Scholarship Portal today! It is important to remember that these scholarships will be for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Please call the RCTC Foundation office at 507-281-7771 with any questions.

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Black History Month is an important observance in the U. S., and RCTC wants to provide our students with a number of opportunities to engage in activities to learn more about the contributions and achievement of African Americans throughout our nation’s history.

For Black History Month, RCTC Student Life is:

  • Offering 10 students free access to the ASALH Virtual Festival “Black Bodies: From Exploitation to Excellence Part 1 and 2”
  • Providing opportunities for celebration through art in the Hive and in the Heintz Center Commons all month long
  • Streaming the thought-provoking documentary “13th” in the Hive on February 16th
  • Paying the entry fee for any RCTC into the “Community Connections: African Americans in Rochester” exhibit located at the History Center of Olmsted County.

All of these events are free to RCTC Students. Additionally in the Student Life February newsletter, you can find additional free virtual events for anyone to get involved in!

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At RCTC Student Health Services, we assist current students with their physical and mental health needs.  Registered nurse, nurse practitioner, and licensed mental health therapy services are available.  Services we offer on campus include:

  • Assessment and treatment of minor acute illness*
    • *Note: In-person assessment of any symptom that may be related to COVID-19 are not available at this time.  If you have any of these COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your regular healthcare provider to get tested.  You may call 507-285-7261 to arrange a phone call with the nurse to review your symptoms.
      • Fever or chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
  • Physical exams or health assessments for sports or academic programs
  • Mental health evaluation and therapy
  • Blood pressure screening
  • TB (tuberculosis) skin tests
  • Lab tests for strep throat, urinary tract infection, pregnancy, blood sugar, and mononucleosis are also available.
  • Band-Aids, condoms, and a variety of over-the-counter medications for colds, pain, and stomach problems

Student Health Services is funded by the Health Service fee included in the tuition statement, so there is no additional fee for most of the services. Mental health therapy visits can be billed to a student’s health insurance, but students are not denied service if they uninsured or if they are unable/unwilling to use their health insurance.

Appointments are required for all visits – no drop-in visits are allowed at this time.  Please schedule all appointments by logging into the Student Health Portal at  If you have questions, please call us at 507-285-7261.

RCTC Student Health Services is located at HS140 in the Health Sciences building.

Note: RCTC Student Health Services does not give excuses or notes for missing class or practice. It is the student’s responsibility to notify his/her instructor or coach if class or practice must be missed.

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Check your DARS and consult with your advisor to see if you have met your requirements to graduate!

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Free financial aid events are available to Minnesota students and families via Zoom. The series, running February 8 through March 1, will cover general financial aid information, details on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Minnesota Dream Act for undocumented students, and other ways to pay for college. All sessions will have interpretation in Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. Participants who attend 4 out of 5 sessions will be eligible to win a $500 scholarship. Space is limited to register soon! These sessions are offered by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Minnesota Department of Education, ECMC The College Place and Minnesota Goes to College. For session dates, topics and to register: . Contact with any questions.

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