Beehive Blog – January 12, 2022

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Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Last Day to Add/Drop
Free Mental Health Support
Financial Aid Disbursement Information
Parking on Campus
Ride the Bus for free
RCTC is a Tobacco-Free Campus
Spring/Summer Graduates
Student Achievements


Welcome to RCTC! Your education here opens doors to new, unexpected opportunities. It’s wonderful to have you 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. We’ll share the most relevant and important information about “Bee-ing” successful in accomplishing your goals at RCTC each week on Wednesdays. Students are also encouraged to visit The Hive for up-to-date information on all RCTC news, activities, and events,

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RCTC students can make changes to Spring Semester full-term schedules through the 5th day of classes. The final day to add and drop full-term classes is this Friday, January 14, 2022. You can manage your class schedule via RCTC eServices.

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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It’s 2022! Let’s prioritize your mental health. RCTC has partnered with tbh to help you navigate anything you’re dealing with through the help of a licensed therapist and a community of peers joined together to create their best selves through 60 minute weekly virtual sessions based upon your availability. Limited spots are available! Sign up at

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All financial aid disbursements and student payroll checks at RCTC are disbursed using a system called BankMobile Disbursements. When your payment is ready to be issued to you, the funds will be sent to an agency called “BankMobile.” BankMobile will then issue your financial aid change check and/or student payroll check using the refund preference you select.

If you have questions, please contact the RCTC Cashier’s Office at 507-285-7311 or visit

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Student parking is available in 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. Learn more about parking on campus on the RCTC Parking.

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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 6:55am-5:55pm.  RCTC students ride for free, accessing any RPT bus route.

For additional information on routes and more, visit the RPT website. Maps of bus routes are also available on the counters throughout the Student Services area. 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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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. View the full Tobacco Policy.

There are cessation services available in Olmsted County.

  • Mayo Nicotine Dependence Center 507-266-1930
  • Salvation Army Cessation Clinic 507)-529-4100
  • Quitplan Services 1-800-354-PLAN

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Graduation applications are due within the first 30 days of the semester you intend on completing program requirements. The Spring 2022 Graduation Application Deadline is February 21, 2022, and the Summer 2022 Graduation Application Deadline is March 21, 2022. You can find the Graduation application online. Accurate and complete DARS Audits must be attached to the application. You can access your DARS Audit through the eServices site.

  • Applying for Graduation – when and how to apply
  • Staying Connected – the RCTC Foundation looks forward to welcoming you into the alumni family and helping you continue your connection with the college.

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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: – Example:

Instructions to set up your phone to access your email, calendar information, contacts, and tasks are provided.

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

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Rochester Community and Technical College wants to make sure that you’re recognized for your achievements. RCTC uses a platform called The Link to publicize your accomplishments like making the dean’s list and graduating from RCTC. This platform allows us to send news items about your achievements back to 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 which can be viewed on our website.  Students who do not want to disclose directory information must submit specific written requests to the Admissions and Records 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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