Beehive Blog–March 13, 2024

RCTC Student Blog

Check out the following links for important RCTC information

Advisors and Counselors
2024 Fall Registration
Ramadan Mubarak
2024 Outstanding Educators
Graduation Application Deadline
New This Is Me Fashion Show Date!


Schedule an Advising Appointment

Every student at RCTC has an academic advisor or counselor, who is here to support students in their educational growth. Students should work closely with their academic advisor or counselor so that educational goals are met.

If you don’t know who your advisor or counselor is, you can download the list from the RCTC website or find your advisor/counselor at the top of your DARS report.

To meet with your advisor schedule an appointment using AdvisorVue or call the Advising Office Front Desk at 507-285-7260 for scheduling assistance. AdvisorVue is an online tool that will make scheduling your appointment easy, just log in with your STAR ID and password.

Advising Locations

Advising and Counseling Department has two locations.

  • Heintz Center H1434 (Career and Technical Advisors)
  • Main Campus

SS133 (Advisors/Counselors/International student services)

  • SS130(Paula Carlsen, RCTC/Winona State University Academic Advisor)
  • Welcome and One Stop Center (Veterans services, Drop-in services)

Specific transfer questions or concerns should be directed to the Counseling staff.

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2024 Summer and 2024 Fall Register NowFALL 2024 Registration OPENS for returning, degree-seeking students according to the schedule below or view the list on the RCTC Website

Current and Returning Students:

Selective Admission March 12, 2024
Students who have 30 or more credits March 14, 2024
Students who have 1-29 credits March 18, 2024
PSEO Students March 19, 2024
Current Students who have no credits earned March 20, 2024

 **Visiting and Non-Degree Seeking Students:

Current and Returning Visitor and Non-Degree Seeking students March 21, 2024
New Visitor and Non-Degree Seeking Students April 22, 2024


You can check your window by logging in to the eServices site, selecting the ‘Registration Window’ tab and submitting the proper year/term.

All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor or counselor prior to registering for any term.  Email the Welcome and One Stop Center with any questions.

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Ramadan Starts March 10th and ends on April 8thth. We would like to wish everyone a Happy Ramadan.

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Rochester Community and Technical College is proud to announce two Outstanding Educators for 2023. Chemistry Instructor Teri Hill, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the College’s Outstanding Educator Award, and biology instructor MaryAnn Matveyenko, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the Outstanding Adjunct Educator Award. Instructors were nominated by faculty, students, and staff.

Dr. Teri Hill has taught chemistry at RCTC since 1997. “Dr. Hill is a dedicated instructor who is committed to student success,” states RCTC Dean of Health Sciences Jason Jadin. “She designs courses that incorporate multiple ways for students to learn chemistry and promotes equity and inclusion throughout her teaching.”

A student nominating Dr. Hill adds “I have greatly appreciated how dedicated she is to helping her students succeed as much as possible by being available, reminders of resources to help, and how much detail goes into her content. She is always challenging her students to be successful.”

Dr. MaryAnn Matveyenko has been an adjunct instructor in RCTC’s biology department since 2018 and received many student nominations for her excellence in teaching. RCTC Dean of Health Sciences, Jason Jadin noted, “Qualities of an outstanding educator include skills in communication, listening, collaboration, adaptability, empathy, and patience. Dr. Matveyenko excels in these areas. She works with students to ensure they learn the material while making education fun.” Dr. Matveyenko’s nominators recognized her for her passion, and enthusiasm and for making Anatomy and Physiology fun. Students appreciated the level of engagement, her expertise in the field, and her genuine care for students.

As a full-time faculty member, Dr. Hill will have her extensive portfolio forwarded to the Minnesota State Board of Trustees as a finalist for the Board of Trustees Award for Excellence and will be honored along with colleagues from across the state at a system-wide celebration in April of 2024.

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The Spring 2024 Graduation Application Deadline was February 22, 2024 but if you hurry, you can still get your application in and reviewed! The summer graduation deadline is March 22, 2024. Students seeking to graduate should complete the application and attach a DARS audit that reads “All requirements complete” before submitting it to the Records and Registration Office for processing.

Please follow the link to the Graduation Application.

If your audit states that you are missing a requirement, please schedule a meeting with your advisor or counselor as soon as possible by calling, 507-285-7260, or online at AdvisorVue.

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Student Life will be having the “This is Me” Fashion Show on Tuesday, April 16th as a way for students to express their culture, lived experiences, beliefs, identities, abilities etc. through clothing pieces! We encourage staff and faculty to promote this event to get students involved whether they are participating in the fashion show or attending the fashion show. Use this link to access the sign-up form as well as posters with QR codes all over campus.

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