RCTC Student Beehive – March 3, 2021

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Student Survey – Library Services
Graduation Application Deadlines
LeadMN Scholarships are Available for RCTC Students
Spring Break – No Classes Monday, March 8th – Friday, March 12th
UPCOMING EVENTS



STUDENT SURVEY – LIBRARY SERVICES
Students: Please take part in this study to determine what impact the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing regulations had on library services. Your participation is greatly appreciated and will involve completing this brief survey that should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Your input is so valuable to us. Please complete the survey today!

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SPRING AND SUMMER GRADUATES
Graduation applications are due within the first 30 days of the semester you intend on completing program requirements. The Spring 2021 Graduation Application Deadline was February 24, 2021 but if you hurry, you can still apply. Summer 2021 Graduation Application Deadline is March 22, 2021. You can find the Graduation application online. Accurate and complete DARS Audits must be attached to the application. You can access your DARS Audit through the eServices site.

RCTC will have a virtual Commencement ceremony this year and we hope all of our graduates will participate. We will be creating a graduate program listing all graduates. In order to have your name included in this program, you need to apply for spring OR summer graduation by March 8. Stay tuned for information on how you can join us virtually to celebrate your success!

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LEADMN SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RCTC STUDENTS
Are you looking for a scholarship to help you fund your education?  LeadMN is offering scholarships to student leaders, US military members, technical program students, Iron Range college students, HVA/trade students, immigrants/children of immigrants, women in health programs and undocumented students. LeadMN offers more than 80 scholarships totaling more than $60,000 each year.  Check out the LeadMN flyer or the LeadMN flyer with the QR code for more information.

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SPRING BREAK – NO CLASSES MONDAY, MARCH 8TH – FRIDAY, MARCH 12TH
You’ve worked hard and you deserve a break – to get away from it all and forget about everything. But as you make plans for time away from campus, personal safety is your responsibility.

The Minnesota Department of Health strongly discourages out-of-state travel at this time.  Please review the information below as you consider your Spring Break plans:

Travel to or from Minnesota
If you are sick or have tested positive for COVID-19, do not travel.

Out-of-state travel is highly discouraged.

    • People visiting or returning from travel out of state are asked to stay away from others (quarantine) for 14 days after they arrive in Minnesota, even people who have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine.
    • During those 14 days, it is important that you stay home and watch for symptoms. If you must go out, wear a mask, stay 6 feet from other people, and wash your hands often.
    • Staying away from others for 14 days is safest. In some circumstances, a shortened quarantine period may be possible. For more information, see Close Contactsand Tracing and Quarantine Guidance for COVID-19 (PDF).
    • If you are close to someone with COVID-19 during travel, follow guidelines for how long to keep away from others (quarantine).
    • For information on testing, visit Getting Tested for COVID-19.
    • Visit CDC: Travel for more information about traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As always, please remember to wear a mask, practice social-distancing, and wash your hands often.  We are all in this together, and we all play a part in keeping our campus community safe and healthy.​

Help for Students
There are resources available to you on campus and in the community in a wide variety of areas. Check out the  COVID-19 Campus & Community Support for Students for more information.

Hive Supply Spring Break Bags
Students in need can request a bag of food staples for over Spring Break through the Hive Supply. Student Life will have 100 bags to distribute and you can request a bag here (first come first served). Students will be able to pick up their bag on either main campus or the Heintz Center on Friday, March 5th from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Please e-mail Rebecca Peine at rebecca.peine@rctc.edu with questions.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, March 8

  • Apply for Graduation:  Deadline is today to have your name printed in the Graduate Program
  • Spring Break – NO CLASSES

Tuesday, March 9

  • Spring Break – NO CLASSES

Wednesday, March 10

  • Spring Break – NO CLASSES

Thursday, March 11

  • Spring Break – NO CLASSES

Friday, March 12

  • Spring Break – NO CLASSES

Events Coming Spring Semester

March 16, 2021 Free Speech on Campus
March 30, 2021 Building Confidence
April 20, 2021 Employee Development Day – NO CLASSES
May 12, 2021 Spring Semester Ends
May 13, 2021 Virtual Commencement
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