Beehive Blog–November 16, 2022

RCTC Student Blog

Check out the following links for important RCTC information

RCTC Closed for Thanksgiving
Fall 2022 Withdrawal Deadline
Student Life Activities Calendar
Receive Your Tax Forms Electronically
Fall Financial Aid Loan Deadline
Weather Emergencies
Bookstore Book Buyback



This is a reminder that there are no classes next Thursday, November 24th, and Friday, November 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The campus will be closed, the buildings will be locked, and alarms set.  The campus will be OPEN on Saturday, November 26th, and Sunday, November 27th during regular weekend hours.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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November 23 is the last day to withdraw from Fall Semester 2022 full-term classes. Students unsure if they should withdraw from a course are encouraged to consult an academic advisor or counselor.

You can withdraw on the eServices site until 11pm or withdraw in person at the RCTC Admissions and Registration counter until 5pm.  Students with “holds” on their record must withdraw in person.

The published withdrawal deadlines for short-term courses that start late or end early in the semester are available on the RCTC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  Withdrawals do not impact a student’s GPA, but they impact a student’s completion rate and may impact your ability to maintain satisfactory academic progress.

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Check out the Student Life Activities Calendar at:  The webpage lists student life activities that are happening on and off campus, in a calendar format or a list format.  By clicking on an event title, you can view additional details such as location, time, website, and contact information.

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You can receive your 2022 1098-T and W-2 tax forms electronically, rather than receiving a paper copy by U.S. mail.

 Some of the benefits include:

  • Quicker access to year-end tax forms
  • Reduce printing and mailing costs
  • Environmentally friendly

Visit your eServices site before the end of the semester and indicate that you’d like to receive your forms electronically.  If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 507-285-7557.

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  • Get the schedule YOU want! Get the courses you NEED!
  • Don’t take the WRONG courses! Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to review your degree plan.
  • You’ll have time to handle any ROADBLOCKS. Unexpected hold? Financial aid error? Starting early gives you time to figure out any barriers that might keep you from registering.

HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH MY ADVISOR? Sign in to AdvisorVue an online web-based tool that makes scheduling appointments easy! Just log in with your STAR ID and password to see your advisor’s appointment times. Trouble signing in? Considering a new degree? Need to meet with a different pathway advisor? Contact the Advising Center at 507-285-7260.

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As we approach the winter season, now is the time to remind everyone of the policies and procedures to follow should classes or activities need to be canceled, or the campus needs to close, due to weather or another emergency.

 During an emergency, all current RCTC students and employees automatically receive an RCTC Emergency Alert at their RCTC email account.  If anyone wishes to receive an alert as a text message, a phone message, or an email message to a non-RCTC email address, they are encouraged to sign up for the RCTC Emergency Alert, our emergency alert messaging system.

In addition, RCTC’s Facebook, Twitter, and website will have up-to-date information on any change in status, and the College’s main switchboard will have a recorded message at 507-285-7210.  Television media outlets KTTC-TV; FOX47-TV, and KAAL-TV will be notified of the status change to scroll across the bottom of the television station’s screen.

Whenever possible, decisions affecting day classes will be made by 6am and decisions affecting evening classes or activities will be made by 3pm. If the decision is to have a delayed start (i.e., the campus will open at 10am), all classes with a start time before that time will NOT meet.  If the campus closes early because of inclement weather, all classes that start before the closure time will begin to meet at their regularly scheduled time but must conclude at the closure time.

The decision to remain open or close during inclement weather is never an easy call; however, the safety of our students and employees is always part of the equation. Those safety questions include, but are not limited to:

  • Are state highways open and snowplows operating?
  • Are local transit systems running?
  • Is wind, cold, or ice a factor?
  • Are power or heating systems affected?

Because weather and related road conditions are not the same in every area where students and employees live, the decision as to whether it is safe to travel ultimately resides with each individual.

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Be sure to mark your calendars, textbook sell back begins Monday, December 12th; as it is only for 1 WEEK! The bookstore hours are 8am – 4pm. The last day for book buyback is Friday, December 16th. Your student ID is required for all transactions!

Visit the bookstore in person or its website if you have any questions or concerns.

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