Beehive Blog–October 18, 2023

RCTC Student Blog

Check out the following links for important RCTC information

Recently Moved
Health Alert!
Hands-Free Behind the Wheel


It’s important to keep your mailing address current so you can receive essential college communications. If you have moved since your initial application to RCTC, you can update your address in person at the Welcome and One Stop Center or in eServices in the demographic information section.


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Take advantage of the two news services provided by our Student Health Services:

Calming the Buzz Therapy Group

A therapeutic group for young adults (18+) who are looking to increase coping skills, social support, confidence in social situations, and problem-solving skills. The group meets every week here on campus and will be facilitated by licensed mental health therapists.

STI Testing Now Available in Health Services

Current students can now get confidential testing for sexually transmitted infections in Student Health Services! To receive this service, you must book an appointment.

For more information or to sign up for either service please visit the website or call 507-285-7261.

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Did you know Minnesota has a hands-free law in place? It is illegal for drivers to hold their device while driving. This means no calling, texting, emailing, browsing, or posting – including while stopped at a traffic light or stuck in traffic.

Here’s what you can do to help keep you and everyone safe on the road:

  • Turn off cell phones or place them out of reach to avoid the urge to dial/answer, read or send a text. If a passenger is present, ask them to handle calls/texts.
  • Set up your phone to send auto-replies stating you are unavailable to callers while you are driving.
  • If you are a passenger, speak up to stop the driver from becoming distracted.
  • Pre-program favorite radio stations and arrange music in an easy-to-access spot.
  • Adjust mirrors and AC/heat before traveling or ask a passenger to assist.
  • Designate a passenger to serve as a co-pilot to help with directions. If driving alone, map out destinations in advance, and pull over to study a map or program the GPS.
  • Try to avoid food/beverage (especially messy foods) and have drinks secured.

Rochester Community and Technical College is promoting this important lifesaving message on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. We want our students to STAY SAFE!


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