RCTC Student Beehive – November 13, 2019

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Fall 2019 Withdrawal Deadline
Student Life Activities Calendar
Receive Your Tax Forms Electronically
Fall Financial Aid Loan Acceptance Deadline
RCTC Weather Emergencies
UPCOMING EVENTS



FALL 2019 WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE
Please take note the withdrawal deadline for fall semester is approaching on November 27, 2019.

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STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES CALENDAR
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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RECEIVE YOUR TAX FORMS ELECTRONICALLY
You can receive your 2018 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.

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FALL FINANCIAL AID LOAN ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE
Students receiving Financial Aid for the Fall semester only have until December 6, 2019 to accept their Federal Direct Loans for Fall Semester.  If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (507) 285-7271 or financialaid@rctc.edu.

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RCTC WEATHER EMERGENCIES
As we approach the winter season, now is the time to remind everyone of the policies and procedures followed should classes need to be canceled, or the campus need to close, due to a weather or other emergency.

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 14

  • Mind Your Mental Health Event,10:00am-4:00pm, CF206/208
    Mind Your Mental Health Day, All day various locations throughout campus.  Learn about the importance of emotional health and well-being through different workshops (Laughter Yoga, Text Anxiety, Mindfulness, etc.) and a Resource Fair with campus and community providers.
  • Lunchtime Jazz, 12:30pm, The Hive (3rd Floor College Center)
  • Volleyball National Competition, TBA, Home

Friday, November 15

  • Men’s Basketball vs. Carleton College, Scrimmage, 6:30pm, Away
  • Volleyball National Competition, TBA, Home

Saturday, November 16

  • Wrestling, Luther Open, 9:00am, Away
  • Volleyball National Competition, TBA, Home

Monday, November 18

  • Career Workshop, 12:00pm, AT210
    RCTC Counselors Nancy Nixa and Deb Vang will teach you how to use our SIGI3 Career Development program. All RCTC students are welcome! No Advanced signup needed.

Tuesday, November 19

  • Career Workshop, 1:00pm, AT210
    RCTC Counselors Nancy Nixa and Deb Vang will teach you how to use our SIGI3 Career Development program. All RCTC students are welcome! No Advanced signup needed.
  • Men’s Basketball vs. DCTC, 7:00pm, Home

Wednesday, November 20

  • Men’s Basketball vs. St. Mary’s, 7:00pm, Home

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


Events Coming this Semester

November 21 Lunchtime Jazz
WILD Game – Off-Campus Trip
November 23 Fall RCTC/RCB Combined Band Concert
November 25 Student Life Sponsored Thanksgiving Dinner for Students, The Hive
November 27 Student Life Sponsored Thanksgiving Dinner for Students, Heintz
November 28-29 Thanksgiving Break – NO CLASSES
December 5 Lunchtime Jazz
December 8 Vikings Game – Off-Campus Trip
December 10 Student Creativity Recital
December 12 Lunchtime Jazz
December 13-14 Christmas Concert
December 19 Lunchtime Jazz
December 20 Last Day of Classes
December 23-January 12 Winter Break – NO CLASSES
Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, and Wrestling competitions either at home or away every week
Intramural Sports every week
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