RCTC Student Beehive – October 9, 2019

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Women’s Basketball Team Needs YOU!
RCTC Quiet Room Offline for 3 Days
Yellowjacket Pledge Reminder
Campus Safety News
Meet with your Advisor/Counselor Now So You Can Graduate Later
Comment Card
The TSC is Here to Help
Spring 2020 Registration is Now Available

The Women’s Basketball Team is looking for individuals who are interested in being part of a great athletic program at RCTC. We are looking for players who have played in high school and want to compete at the collegiate level. We need fun, energetic, and hardworking ladies who want to be a part of a winning tradition.

Please contact Jason Bonde at 507-280-3543 or email at Jason.bonde@rctc.edu.

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MH212–the Quiet and Meditation Room–will be offline Thursday, Friday, and Monday (10/14). It will return to use on Tuesday, October 15th.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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As the heart of our college community, you are being asked to participate in the Yellowjacket Pledge. The Yellowjacket Pledge provides an opportunity for all community members to be a leader by carrying out the expectations of the pledge and assuming a responsibility to make our campus a more caring, collaborative, and positive environment. Participation in the Yellowjacket Pledge is voluntary, allows you to show your support for the mission, vision, and values of Rochester Community and Technical College by committing to being a positive and engaged member of our College community. The pledge is not enforceable as a policy but provides a shared understanding of what it means to be a Yellowjacket.

If you are ready to be a leader and role model respect, integrity, civility, and responsibility to others and are ready to help make our campus a more caring, collaborative, and positive environment to support your success and the success of others then sign the pledge here.

Be on the lookout for more opportunities to demonstrate your commitment to our campus community with Yellowjacket Pledge events throughout this academic year

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RCTC’s emergency notification system makes it possible for students, employees, and community members to receive quick notifications by text, phone and email for campus emergencies that threaten life or safety and/or severely impact standard campus operations. The RCTC Emergency Alert system will only be used in emergency situations.

RCTC Students and Employees:
All current RCTC students and employees automatically receive RCTC Emergency Alerts at their RCTC email accounts. If you wish to receive alerts as a text message, a phone message, or at another email address, you need to set up an account by using either your RCTC email address or a personal email address as a user ID. You will need to establish a password for this account.

All Others:
Non-RCTC students and employees may sign up to receive RCTC Emergency Alerts. If you wish to receive alerts as a text message, a phone message, or at an email address, you need to set up an account by using an email address as a user ID. You will need to establish a password for this account.

All members of the college community are encouraged to contact the Campus Security Officer or Campus Security Coordinator personally with any concerns and questions regarding campus security and related issues at:

Scott McCullough
RCTC Director of Campus Safety and Security
851 30th Avenue Southeast
Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Office: CF106
Phone: (507) 280-5050
Email: scott.mccullough@rctc.edu

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Graduation is closer than you think. Get ready now. Have an advisor or counselor help you with your graduation plan.

Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor or counselor for help with your educational and career planning. Appointments help you determine what classes to register for next semester and discuss your progress thus far. Counselors can also help with personal, career and transfer planning. To make an appointment with either service professional, schedule online at https://advisortrac.rctc.edu or call 507-285-7260.

Remember to use these very valuable tools to assist you and your advisor/counselor in schedule planning for accurate and timely degree completion at RCTC:

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As partners with you to accomplish your goals, we’re interested in conversations with you about our institution and services. If you have a compliment or concern, you can share your thoughts about RCTC here.

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The Technology Support Center (TSC) is available for student’s technical issues here at RCTC, which includes login and printing issues, installing free software for home use, and guided assistance with laptops and mobile devices.

Additionally, the TSC has digital equipment checkout items and provides traditional media supplies. A complete listing of TSC checkout items, supplies and services can be found on the TSC website.

Educational discount tip: as a student if you plan on purchasing any new technology devices or software, ask for an educational discount! Most retailers offer discounts for college students which can save you quite a bit of money.

Remember: always be very careful when someone contacts you that you were not expecting (with an offer of employment, a free prize, your password has expired, etc., and asks for your personal information, or for you to send them money). It is most likely a SCAM!

Semester Hours:
7:30 am to 9:00 pm – Monday-Thursday
7:30 am to 4:30 pm – Friday
7:30 am to 4:30 pm – Saturday

Semester Break:
Hours may vary

The TSC is located in Goddard Library GL100 and can be contacted at (507) 536-5555 ortech.help@rctc.edu.

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for RETURNING, Degree-seeking students according to the schedule below:

Current and Returning Students:

Selective Admission* Web Tuesday, September 24
Earned 45 or more credits Web Thursday, September 26
Earned 30-44 credits Web Monday, September 30
PSEO Earned 30 or more credits Counter See Brooke Kosok to register
Earned 1-29 credits Web Thursday, October 3
PSEO Earned 1-29 credits Counter See Brooke Kosok to register
Earned 0 credits Web Monday, October 7
Current and returning degree-seeking Counter Tuesday, October 8


New Admitted/Degree Seeking Students:

RCTC New Students Orientation Will receive enrollment information once application is processed.


Visitor and Non-Degree Seeking Students:

Non-Degree Seeking Web Beginning November 14
Visiting Students Web Beginning November 14


Web windows open at 7:30am.
You can check your window by logging in to the eServices site, selecting the ‘Registration’ tab and the proper year/term, then clicking on the ‘Registration Window’ link.

Transfer students may register by participating in an orientation session or by completing the online orientation at www.rctc.edu/orientation.

All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor or counselor prior to registering for any term.

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Friday, October 11

  • Volleyball vs. Ridgewater College, 6:30pm, Home

Saturday, October 12

  • Volleyball vs. MSCTC, 12:00pm, Home
  • Football vs. Itasca CC, 1:30pm, Home

Tuesday, October 15

  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    This is an opportunity for all students to realize the resources that our community has relating to domestic/ relationship violence. This can be dual-purpose for some of our students and double as career/ networking event.
  • Career Workshop, 11:00am, AT210

    RCTC counselors Gregg Wright and Deb Vang will teach you how to use our SIGI3 Career Development program. All RCTC students are welcome! No advance sign-up needed!

Wednesday, October 16

  • Volleyball vs. Riverland CC, 6:30pm, Away

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

Events Coming this Semester

October 17-18 Education MN Conference – NO CLASSES
October 23 Beyond FYEX Session
October 24 Lunchtime Jazz – Every Thursday
October 25 ValleySCARE – Off-Campus Trip
October 26 “The Wind in the Willows” RCTC Fall Children’s Production
October 30 Career Workshop
November 1 Career Workshop
November 2 “The Wind in the Willows” RCTC Fall Children’s Production
November 5 Career Workshop
November 7 Fall Choral Concert
November 8 Career Workshop
November 11 Veterans’ Day – NO CLASSES
November 14 Career Workshop
November 21 WILD Game – Off-Campus Trip
November 23 Fall RCTC/RCB Combined Band Concert
November 28-29 Thanksgiving Break – NO CLASSES
December 8 Vikings Game – Off-Campus Trip
December 10 Student Creativity Recital
December 13-14 Christmas Concert
December 20 Last Day of Classes
December 23-January 12 Winter Break – NO CLASSES
Football, Soccer and Volleyball games either at home or away every week
Intramural Sports every week
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