Beehive Blog – November 17, 2021

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Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Thanksgiving Weekend
2021 Fall Withdrawal Deadline Approaching
Student Life Activities Calendar
Receive Your Tax Forms Electronically
Fall Financial Aid Loan Acceptance Deadline
Register for 2022 Spring
Winter Weather Policies and Procedures


This is a reminder that there are no classes Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 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 27 for regular weekend hours.

Enjoy your two days off!

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November 24 is the last day to withdraw from Fall Semester 2021 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 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. 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 2021 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 507-280-2953 or the Cashier’s Office at 507-285-7311.

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Students needing to borrow Federal Direct Loans for Fall Semester 2021 only have until December 3, 2021 to complete the loan acceptance steps. If you have any questions regarding student loans, please call the Financial Aid Office at 507-285-7271, email, or stop in the Welcome and One Stop Center to speak with our loan officer, Eric Mesa.

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The degree-seeking student registration window is open for all returning RCTC students!

NEW Students:
Tentative – November 9: Spring 2022 Admitted, Degree-Seeking students
Tentative – November 9: Spring 2022 Non-Degree Seeking/Visiting Students

Web windows open at 7:30am.

Transfer students may register by participating in an orientation session or by completing the online orientation at

All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor or counselor prior to registering for any term.

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All students are encouraged to sign up for the RCTC Emergency Alert, an emergency alert text messaging system that enables RCTC to notify subscribers of any campus-related emergency, such as potential campus safety hazards or campus closures due to weather.

During questionable weather conditions, a number of factors will be considered in making the decision on whether to delay the start of classes or close the campus.  These 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?

During an emergency, an emergency alert email will be sent to all RCTC students and employees, and a phone call/text message will be sent to all subscribers of the RCTC Emergency Alert system.  In addition, RCTC’s Facebook, Twitter, and website  will have up-to-date information, the College’s main switchboard will have a recorded message with the status of any campus closing (507-285-7210), and the following media outlets will be notified:

  • Radio:  KRCH/Laser 101.7; 102.5 (The Fox); KWEB; KROC AM/FM; Y105; KWWK, KLCX, and KDZZ
  • Television: KTTC-TV; FOX 47-TV and KAAL-TV

In the event of inclement weather, RCTC will make every effort to make an announcement by 6:00 am whether the campus will be closed or have a delayed start for the day.  The decision to cancel evening classes will be made by 3:00 pm.

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

Please remember, the personal safety of the members of the campus community is RCTC’s number one priority in making any weather-related decision about campus operations.  For the complete RCTC Weather/Emergency Policy, click here.

Faculty individually canceling classes for personal or medical leave will be posted here.

Other Helpful Information

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 18, 2021, Student Senate Meeting

Tuesday, November 30, 2021, U of MN-Rochester Visit

Thursday, December 2, 2021, Student Senate Meeting

Tuesday, December 7, U of MN-Rochester Visit, Meditation in the Compassion Corner

Thursday, December 16, 2021, Student Senate Meeting