Beehive Blog–November 8, 2023

RCTC Student Blog

Check out the following links for important RCTC information

Student Life Activities
Receive Your Tax Forms Electronically
Fall Financial Aid Loan Deadline
Register Now for 2024 Spring
Weather Emergencies


Check out the Student Life website for activities that are happening in the month of November! You can also stay up to date on Student Life events by following them on social media and by checking out the Virtual Hive D2L page!

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You can receive your 2023 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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Students on Fall Financial Aid have until December 1, 2023 to accept their Federal Direct Loans for Fall Semester. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 507-285-7557 or

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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 and Counseling 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 need 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 for the status change to scroll across the bottom of the television station’s screen.

Whenever possible, decisions affecting day classes will be made by 6:00 a.m. and decisions affecting evening classes or activities will be made by 3:00 pm. If the decision is to have a delayed start (i.e., the campus will open at 10:00 am), 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 are 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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