RCTC Student Beehive – November 28, 2018

Welcome to RCTC! Your education here opens doors to new, unexpected opportunities.

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:
Balances Due
Career Central
Scholarships Available

Join Us For the RCTC Holiday Concert
President’s Cup Chess Tournament

Spring semester 2019 payments are due Friday, December 14, 2018.

NOW is the time to check your account balance via the eServices site.
To view or print your account balance, click here.

?Important Information regarding student accounts:

  • RCTC no longer mails statements it is the student’s responsibility to monitor and manage their accounts through the eServices site as detailed below.
  • Failure to check your account does not release you from your financial obligation to Rochester Community and Technical College.
  • Payments received after the due date will be subject to late and/or payment plan fees.
  • Financial aid funds are applied to student accounts after the drop/add period, on Thursdays with funds transmitted to BankMobile, be sure your account is set up.
  • Students who have not received their financial aid by the payment deadline are required to pay.
  • All balances must be paid in full prior to registering for future semesters. Any unpaid balances will be referred to the MN Department of Revenue Collection Division.

BankMobile information has been updated since this was posted. For the most current disbursement information, please visit the Financial Aid Disbursements webpage.

How to Pay:

  • Pay at the RCTC Cashiers Office during regular business hours (M-F; 8:00am-4:30pm)
  • Send a check payable to RCTC to:

RCTC Cashier’s Office
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN? 55904

  • Pay with a Visa, MasterCard or e-check via your online account. To make payment online follow these instructions:
    1. login to your online account
    2. select the proper semester Login
    3. select the Student tab
    4. select My Account
    5. select Pay Online
    6. select the institution you wish to pay
    7. enter the payment amount
    8. provide required credit card information
    9. authorize payment
    10. close payment window

Need a Payment Plan?

If you are unable to fully pay your tuition by the deadline, you may request a payment plan. In all cases, full payment is expected by the end of the semester for which the tuition is owed. RCTC has a contract with “FACTS” as our payment plan provider. After you register, go to check my account balance, click on payments and payment plan option.https://www.rctc.edu/services/business-office/facts/. Please note that the FACTS payment plan is only available until Friday, January 11, 2019.

Questions? Contact the Cashier’s office at 507-285-7311 or businessoffice@rctc.edu.

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Career Central represents an enhanced partnership between RCTC and Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) that will provide better services for our students and regional employers! Click here for more information. With this partnership, we have moved our job board to WDI. Here is the contact information for services:

  • Employers wanting to post job leads with us? Contact Tameka Coleman, WDI, at 507.292.5152
  • Students seeking career counseling services? Refer to Counseling located in SS133. For more info contact 507.285.7260
  • Students seeking career services? Refer to WDI located at the RCTC Heintz Center. For more info contact 507.292.5152
  • Website: https://www.rctc.edu/services/career-central/

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The online scholarship application portal will be open on December 28, 2018 for over 100 scholarships that are available for students who plan to attend Rochester Community and Technical College for Fall 2019/Spring 2020 or who will graduate from RCTC this spring and pursue studies at a four-year college/university.
Features of the portal include:

  • Secure online sign-in using Star ID and password. (Students should use their RCTC email address as their primary email for contact.)
  • Auto population of student information including name, address, major, credits taken, GPA and more
  • Ability to save and come back at a later time to edit which is especially important for essays
  • Automatic ability to apply for all scholarships that each student is eligible for based on criteria and general information provided in the application

Scholarships are awarded on a variety of criteria unique to each scholarship. Check out the Foundation website at www.rctc.edu/foundation for information on tips and examples of essay responses, FAQ, how to calculate a GPA based on a GED score, and a Guide for Navigating the Application Process. The portal, found at https://rctcfoundation.awardspring.com, will close at 4:00pm on February 15, 2019.

For any additional information, please contact the RCTC Foundation Office at foundation@rctc.edu or (507) 281-7771 Heintz Center, Room HC101.

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RCTC Music invites you to share in some holiday cheer as we present “Home for the Holidays!”

Featuring the RCTC Concert? Choir, Concert Band, Aires and Jazz Band under the direction of Michael Mangan. You will hear all the favorite songs of the season, both old and new, sacred and secular. This family friendly concert has something for everyone, which of course includes the much-loved ice cream social at intermission as well as a visit from the jolly old man himself, Santa!

Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15 at 7:00pm in Hill Theatre.

Contact Rhonda Jensson in the Hill Theatre Box Office to make your reservations. 507-285-7200.

Tickets: $6.00 Adults, $4.00 Sr Citizens, Children, non-RCTC Students. RCTC Students get in free with valid student ID. CASH OR CHECK ONLY PLEASE.

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An RCTC Math Department and Rochester Community Chess Tournament

Saturday, December 15, 10 AM 5 PM in the RCTC Cafeteria

Mark your calendars for the President’s Cup, a community chess tournament at RCTC on Saturday, December 15, 2018. RCTC and Student Life, respectively,have generously provided the space and chess equipment forthis event. Additional funding is provided by a youth enrichment grant to Rochester Chess from the Mayo Clinic Office of Community Relations. The tournament has three sections, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced. All sections are unrated. Intermediate and Advanced players will be required to record their games. Instruction will be provided if needed. All participants will play 4 games (no elimination). Participants may request up to two ?-point byes for rounds they cannot play.

Time Control:? Each player gets 30 minutes to make all their moves. Players must record the moves of the game. Instruction provided.

Registration: online registration (preferred) at? or onsite from 10:00-10:30 AM. Players registering after 10:30 may receive a 1/2-point bye for round 1. Play starts at 11:00 AM.

Volunteers are needed to help set up and monitor the playing site. Please let us know if you can assist. Experienced players are encouraged to attend to help coach our developing players.

Instruction: National chess master Matt Jensen will provide game analysis for players who record the moves of the game.

Registration Fee:? Free entry for all and there will be prizes! RCTC pottery instructor, Robert Banker, has made some beautiful trophies.

Directions: Park in the main lot at the East side of the main campus. Enter in the Hill Theater entrance, it’s closest to the lot. Follow signs to restrooms and an elevator. Ride up to the third floor and it opens into the cafeteria.

Celebrate the fun day of community chess thanks to our sponsors: Rochester Chess Club and Rochester Community and Technical College.

A special thank you goes to RCTC President Jeffery Boyd.

Questions: Contact Dennis Mays, dennismays101@gmail.com or Paul Kinion, Paul. Kinion@rctc.edu

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Friday, November 30

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Northland, HOME, 5:30pm
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Northland, HOME, 7:30pm

Saturday, December 1

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Itasca, HOME, 1:00pm
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Itasca, HOME, 3:00pm
  • Wrestling, Dragon Open, AWAY, 9:00am

Monday, December 3

    MN WILD vs. LA Kings?January 15, 2019?at?US BankStadium -Minneapolis,MN
    PRICE:?$25.00 for RCTC students, $35.00 for general admission. Price includes: BUS RIDE?to and from the venue,FOOD?on the bus, and?ADMISSIONto the game!Pay by cash or card at the RCTC Cashiers Office window. Hurry! Tickets go fast!!!
    *You must be an RCTC Student to purchase a ticket(s). Due to limited number of tickets you may purchase only ONE guest ticket. You must show your RCTC ID! Tickets can only be refunded until 5 business days beforethe event.
    BUSES LOAD @?4:30pm?|Sports Center parking lot
    BUSES DEPART @ 5:00pm?| Sports Center parking lot

Tuesday, December 4

  • Gen Z & Money Workshop, East Hall 111, 10:00am-10:50am
    Generation Z (born mid 90s- early 2000s) face financial challenges that are unique to their generation. One of the first steps in overcoming them is to understand some basic financial concepts. With age comes responsibility, so if you’re a young adult, chances are you’ve been introduced to the realities of adulthood. While you’re excited by all the opportunities life has to offer, you’re also aware of your emerging financial responsibility. In the financial realm, your generation faces a unique set of challenges, including a competitive job market and significant student loan debt that can make it difficult to obtain financial stability. Poor money management can lead to debt, stress, and dependency on others. Fortunately, good money management skills can make it easier for you to accomplish your personal goals. Become familiar with the basics of planning now, and your future self will thank you for being responsible.

Wednesday, December 5

  • U of M Twin Cities School of Nursing BS in Nursing (Rochester Cohort), 12:00pm-12:50pm, SH205
    For more information, click here.

Events can be found on the Student Life Events Calendar and on the Athletics Sports Schedules.

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

Events Coming in December

Date Event
December 6: U of M Rochester Campus Bachelor of Science in Health Professions* (BSHP)
December 4-January 14: WILD Game Tickets on Sale
December 7: World Drum Ensemble Concert
December 11: DeStress Fest
December 12: DeStress Fest
Bookstore Balloon Sale
December 13: Pizza With A Purpose-Integrity
December 14-15: RCTC Holiday Concert, “Home for the Holidays,” Hill Theatre, 7:00pm
December 15: President’s Cup Chess Tournament, 10:00am-5:00pm, RCTC Cafeteria
December 17-20: Stress Relief
December 18: Student Creativity Recital
December 22-January 13: Winter Break
Basketball games and Wrestling matches either at home or away every week
Intramural Sports every week
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