Beehive Blog–March 15, 2023

RCTC Student Blog

HAPPY RAMADAN Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan Starts March 22nd and ends on April 20th . We would like to wish everyone a Happy Ramadan!


Check out the following links for important RCTC information

Advisors and Counselors
Fall 2023 Class Registration
Apply for Graduation
Spring Into Wellness Challenge


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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FALL 2023 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 14, 2023
Students who have 30 or more credits March 16, 2023
Students who have 1-29 credits March 20, 2023
PSEO Students who have earned 1 or more credits March 21, 2023
Current Students who have no credits earned March 22, 2023


**Visiting and Non-Degree Seeking Students:

Visiting and Non-Degree Seeking Students March 23, 2023

All windows open at 8am

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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The Spring 2023 Graduation Application Deadline was February 21, 2023 but if you hurry, you can still get your application in and reviewed!  The summer graduation deadline is March 21, 2023. 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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Boost your personal health and wellness by participating in a simple 12-day challenge. Each day of the challenge, simply complete a challenge activity from one of these categories: Fitness, Nutrition, Well-being, and Social.

PRIZES! At the end of the challenge, the first 25 students who submit their completed tracking sheet by the deadline will receive a $20 RCTC Bookstore gift card.

Sign up here by using your RCTC login ( and completing the brief form. Or Email with your name and Star ID number. You will receive a confirmation email with an attached tracking sheet. Print this sheet or save it on your device.

Beginning March 20th, complete one daily challenge activity and record it on the tracking sheet.

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