RCTC Student Beehive – February 26, 2020

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:  Friday, February 28 – Employee Development Day – NO CLASSES

Declared Major
Recently Moved?
Financial Aid SAP
Return to Title IV

To ensure you’re planning the right academic course, check your academic major shown on your degree audit report in the eServices site. If you need to declare a major change, please contact the Records and Registration Office in person or via phone at (507) 285-7268.

Updates to your DARS audit are automatic when you change or add a major or submit updated transcripts from another institution.  Please wait 48 hours for major changes to take effect before you view your audit.  Updated transfer evaluations may take 2-3 weeks and an email will be sent to your school account once the evaluation is complete.

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It’s important to keep your mailing address current, so that you receive essential college communications. Keeping your address current also helps us all by lowering costs of returned mail and re-sent mail.

If you have moved since your initial application to RCTC, you can update your address in person at the Records and Registration Office or in the eServices site section of demographic information.


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Students receiving Financial Aid at RCTC must be making academic progress toward their degree.  Following each term, students are evaluated to determine if they are maintaining a cumulative (overall) GPA of 2.0 and completing at least 67% of all attempted credits.  Students not meeting these standards are placed on Warning and may be allowed to continue receiving financial aid for one semester.  Students who fail to meet the standards for two consecutive semesters will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension and become ineligible for all types of financial aid.

Financial Aid students are also evaluated to ensure they have attempted no more than 150% of the credits required for their program (including transfer credits).  If the student fails to meet this criteria, also known as “Maximum Timeframe,” the student is immediately placed on Financial Aid Suspension, without warning.

For more details about these requirements and a description of how the policy is applied, please review the RCTC Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. 

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Students who do not complete all registered courses in a semester may be required to repay a portion of the Financial Aid funding which was disbursed.  The amount of repayment is based on the number of days the student attended and/or participated in classes.  The RCTC Return to Title IV Refund policy describes the process used to calculate any amounts that must be returned.  Students who totally withdraw from courses as well as those who simply stop attending are affected by this policy.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information if you are considering a total withdrawal or if you have stopped attending your courses.  We can help you understand your responsibilities.

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Thursday, February 27

  • RCTC Faculty Lecture Series: Peace Corps: Services on the Three Continents, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Hill Theatre
    Peace Corps: Service on Three Continents, features three RCTC English Instructors, Jason MeierMike Mutschelknaus, and Beth Heim de Bera, discussing their individual experiences in the volunteer service organization.  Light refreshments following the program.
  • Baseball vs. Vermilion CC, 11:30pm, US Bank Stadium

Friday, February 28

  • Baseball vs. Vermilion CC, 1:30am, US Bank Stadium (This really is the middle of the night!)
  • Employee Development Day, NO CLASSES
  • Ebony Night, 6:00pm-8:00pm, The Hive (3rd Floor College Center)
    A celebration of African and African American culture.  Enjoy cultures that you wouldn’t normally experience. There will be free food and fun activities to celebrate our roots by coming together to appreciate each other’s cultural backgrounds. This will also feature our annual Fashion Show! The event is meant for all groups of people.
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Hibbing Community College, 7:00pm, Away

Saturday, February 29

  • Physics Demo Show, 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Hill Theater
    Don’t miss the 2020 RCTC Physics Demo Show. Come see physics in action with demonstrations and experiments. All proceeds benefit the RCTC Physics and Engineering Club. The show is appropriate for all ages but there will be some loud noises. Kids (18 and under) $5; Adults $10. $1 off with donated non-perishable food donation. RCTC students get in free with Student ID.​​

Tuesday, March 3

  • Relationships and Success, 2:00pm-2:55pm, HS136
    Our personal and professional relationships are really important for our success. They help us be supported & encouraged and can also make things more difficult for us to succeed the way we want. Attend this session and learn simple ways to enhance your relationships with instructors, friends, co-workers, etc. to build the relationships you want to empower your success. Food will be provided.
  • Business and Accounting League Meeting, 2:00pm-3:15pm, EA241
    This group meets every Tuesday.  Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, March 4

Intramurals information can be found on the Yellowjackets Athletics website for RCTC.

Events Coming Spring Semester

March 9-13, 2020 Spring Break – NO CLASSES
March 10, 2020 Accounting and Business League Meeting
March 13, 2020 Intent to Run – Student Government Positions DEADLINE
March 14, 2020 The Murph Kickoff Event
March 16-17, 2020 Student Government Elections
March 17, 2020 Accounting and Business League Club Meeting
March 18, 2020 Customer Service/Retail/Hospitality Job Fair
March 24, 2020 Building Leadership Session
Accounting and Business League Club Meeting
March 25-27, 2020 Register Now!
March 26, 2020 Spring Choral Concert
March 31, 2020 LECTURE SERIES: Water Stories: A Discussion of Rochester’s Most Precious and Vulnerable Natural Resource
Health Care/Dental/Veterinary Job Fair
Accounting and Business League Club Meeting
April 7, 2020 Employee Development Day – NO CLASSES
April 14, 2020 Stress Management Session
Accounting and Business League Club Meeting
April 15, 2020 Guest Lecture Series: What Do We Do If The Canary Stops Singing? Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes, Ph.D.
April 21, 2020 Accounting and Business League Club Meeting
April 23, 2020 LECTURE SERIES: Poetry Reading by Scannell McCormick for National Poetry Month
April 23-25, 2020 Spring Theatre Production
April 28, 2020 Scholarship Award Ceremony – Graduating/Transferring Recipients
Accounting and Business League Club Meeting
April 29, 2020 All Industry Job Fair
April 30-May 2, 2020 Spring Theatre Production
May 4, 2020 Calculus the Musical Performance
May 5, 2020 Student Creativity Recital World Drum Ensemble
Accounting and Business League Club Meeting
May 9, 2020 Spring RCTC/RCB Combined Band Concert
May 12, 2020 Student Creativity Recital World Drum Ensemble
May 13, 2020 Spring Semester Ends
May 14, 2020 Commencement – 6:00pm in the Regional Sports Center
Men’s Basketball and Baseball competitions either at home or away every week
Intramural Sports every week
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