Welcome Week

Student can participate in this week’s events for FREE!

Welcome Week: August 24-28

Check out the activities that you (RCTC students) can take part in all for FREE below!

Monday, August 24

2:00-3:00 p.m. Mentalist, Mind Reader and Magician (Christopher Carter) 

Tuesday, August 25

10:00-2:00 p.m. Leave Your Mark

  • Students will be provided chalk and a space of sidewalk to “Leave Your Mark”. In this time of social distancing, it is important to make a physical connection to campus. Please find the Student Life Truck and Trailer to get your chalk, to talk, or to pick up some free giveaways! We will be parked in between Main Campus and the Sports Center.

10:00-2:00 p.m. RCTC Swag Hunt

  • Student Life will drop different clues on their Instagram on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is up to you to put the clues together and find the hidden pom-poms! Bring your pom-pom to Student Life and pick out your Yellowjacket drip.

Wednesday, August 26

10:00-2:00 p.m. Leave Your Mark

  • Students will be provided chalk and a space of sidewalk to “Leave Your Mark”. In this time of social distancing, it is important to make a physical connection to campus. Please find the Student Life Truck and Trailer to get your chalk, to talk, or to pick up some free giveaways! We will be parked in between Main Campus and the Sports Center.

10:00-2:00 p.m. RCTC Swag Hunt

  • Student Life will drop different clues on their Instagram on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is up to you to put the clues together and find the hidden pom-poms! Bring your pom-pom to Student Life and pick out your Yellowjacket drip.

Friday, August 28

At Sunset Drive-In Movie: Just Mercy (Gravel Lot) 

  • If you’re looking for an easy social distancing event, a movie drive-in helps people socialize while keeping everyone safe. Bring your vehicle, chairs, blankets, or just yourself and enjoy a movie on the big screen!

New students are invited to join us at RCTC Welcome Day on Thursday, August 20!

Welcome Day is an event that helps our newest Yellowjackets connect with resources that will support their goals and feel confident about their decision to attend Rochester Community and Technical College. This year’s Welcome Day resource presentations will be online through Zoom. Participate for your chance to win up to $100 in bookstore merchandise and other prizes. You can find more information in the Virtual Hive on D2L.

Schedule of Events:

  • 2:00-2:15 Check in/ Welcome

    • Student Life
      • The mission of Student Life is to connect our students, faculty and staff to create a sense of belonging in our community to support learning inside and outside of the classroom. Learn about events that will be hosted on- and off-campus throughout the year.
  • 2:15-4:00 Presentations

    • 2:15- Student Leadership Opportunities
      • Hear from current students and their experiences in leadership roles in Student Government, clubs, and student employment.
    • 2:30- Health Services
      • Optimal personal and academic growth can best be achieved when physical and emotional needs are met. Our goal at RCTC Student Health Services is to help students meet their unique health and wellness needs through a variety of health care and health education services.
    • 2:45- Online Learning Etiquette
      • Tune in to watch the dos and don’ts of online learning. Many students will have a class that will meet virtually, like Welcome Day.
    • 3:00- TRIO
      • TRIO is a piece of RCTC’s Academic Support Center. The Academic Support Center provides services that assist students in achieving their educational and personal goals in an environment that accommodates individual learning needs.
    • 3:15- eServices with the Welcome and One Stop Center
      • When in doubt, check eServices! EServices is a tool used for registration, checking your grades, printing unofficial transcripts, reviewing financial aid status, and paying your bill.
    • 3:30- Learning Center
      • The Learning Center provides FREE tutoring for all RCTC students to help them build the skills and confidence needed to be successful in their coursework and reach their academic goals. Our tutors are specialists in their content areas and are eager to help you.
    • 3:45- Sports Center Facilities
      • You can expect a legacy of champions at RCTC.  With more than 200 All-Americans, you can believe that a rich, whole-person college experience isn’t just the domain of four-year universities.  RCTC offers nationally renowned varsity athletics.  Women’s basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball.  Men’s baseball, basketball, football and wrestling.
    • 4:00- D2L Navigation
      • D2L Brightspace is where you will access your classes at RCTC!
  • Closing Remarks

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