RCTC Student Beehive – October 24, 2018

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

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:
Recently Moved?
Don’t Thumb it Up Behind the Wheel

UPCOMING EVENTS – New this Year! Check out our events category at the end of each Beehive!


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 and re-sent mail.

If you have moved from your initial application to RCTC, you can update your address in person at the admissions office or in the eServices site section of demographic information.


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Are you putting lives at risk while illegally texting and driving? Are you a headbobber? Do you text and drive while holding the phone down low only rarely glancing up at the road? Or are you a sneak peeker?? Do you check for texts at stop lights or while stuck in traffic?

In Minnesota, it is illegal for drivers to read, compose or send texts/emails, and access the Web on a wireless device including when stopped at a traffic light or stuck in traffic. It is also illegal for drivers under age 18 to use a cell phone at any time.

What can you do to increase your chances of staying safe on the road?

  • Cell phones turn off cell phones, or place them out of reach to avoid the urge to dial/answer or read or send a text. If a passenger is present, ask them to handle calls/texts.
  • If making/receiving a call to/from someone driving, ask them to call back when they are not driving.
  • If you are a passenger, speak up to stop the driver from becoming distracted.
  • Music and other controls 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.
  • Navigation 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.
  • Eating and drinking 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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Thursday, October 25

  • Therapy Dog Thursday, Atrium, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Tunnel of Terror, CF Tunnel

Friday, October 26

  • ValleyScare Student Life Off-Campus Trip
  • Tunnel of Terror, CF Tunnel
  • Volleyball vs. Ridgewater, AWAY, 6:30pm
  • Fright Night 4 – Cafeteria, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    The Music Tech and LGBTQ+ Alliance clubs are hosting a Halloween mixer. There will be music, food, games, costume contest, and general good times.

Saturday, October 27

  • Volleyball vs. MSCTC, AWAY, 12:00pm
  • Tunnel of Terror, CF Tunnel
  • Fall Children’s Play “Rumpelstiltskin”, 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Hill Theatre
    So, you think you know the story of Rumpelstiltskin? Join us for this delightful retelling of the classic Brothers? Grimm fairy tale?as Rochester Community and Technical College presents its annual children’s theatre production.Plot: If Rumpelstiltskin can turn straw into gold, why does he need jewelry? Why does he need a baby? Does Rumpelstiltskin have a family? Why did the King never notice that the miller’s daughter never turned straw to gold ever again? This fun, fast-paced tale answers these pressing questions and adds plenty of humor, dancing, music and intrigue to entertain audiences of all ages.

    Saturday, October 27 at 2pm and 7pm
    Saturday, November 3 at 2pm
    RCTC Hill Theatre

    $5.00 Adults
    $3.00 Children (12 and under, Senior Citizens 65+)
    RCTC Students get in free with a valid student ID.
    General Admission. Seating begins 30 minutes before show time. Get your tickets in advance or at the door. Show runs approximately 65 minutes with no intermission. Cash or Check Only Please. 507-285-7200 for tickets and more information.

    RCTC Box Office
    851 30th Ave SE
    Rochester, MN 55904

Saturday, October 28

  • Tunnel of Terror, CF Tunnel

Monday, October 29

  • Community Meet and Greet, 11:00am-1:00pm, Atrium
    Come meet with local candidates for mayor, city council, school board, and more!
  • Tunnel of Terror, CF Tunnel
  • Men’s Basketball vs. UW-River Falls Scrimmage, AWAY, 6:00pm

Tuesday, October 30

  • Tunnel of Terror, CF Tunnel
  • Women’s Basketball vs. Carleton College Scrimmage, HOME, 7:00pm

Wednesday, October 31

  • Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga, Session 1 is at 12:00pm and Session 2 is at 1:30pm, CF206/208
  • Halloween Spooctacular, 11:00am-1:00pm, Atrium
  • Tunnel of Terror, CF Tunnel

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 November and December

Date Event
November 3: Fall Children’s Play, “Rumpelstiltskin”
November 4: Vikings Game – Off-Campus Trip
November 8: Fall Band Concert
November 9: Getting From There to Here – Alumni Design Panel
November 12: Veterans Day Holiday – NO CLASSES
November 14: Healthy Eating on a Budget
November 20: Thanksgiving Meal, Cafeteria
November 22-23: Thanksgiving Holiday – NO CLASSES
November 27: Budgeting for the Holidays
December 3: WILD Game Tickets Student Pre-Sale
December 11: DeStress Fest
December 12: DeStress Fest
December 4-January 14: WILD Game Tickets on Sale
Wrestling and Basketball games either at home or away every week
Intramural Sports every week
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