Welcome Day 2019

New students are invited to join us at RCTC Welcome Day on Thursday, August 22!

Welcome Day is an event that helps our newest Yellowjackets connect with other students, find their classrooms, and have some fun before the semester begins.  Here’s a general schedule of events for August 22:

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Check-In (Atrium: Main Entrance)

  • Pick up your free Yellowjacket t-shirt and swag items when you check-in!
  • Start your Campus Discovery Quest to become more familiar with campus and office locations!

9:15 a.m. Meet Your Yellowjacket Captain 

  • Your Yellowjacket Captain will be your leader for the day and can help answer any questions you may have!

9:30 a.m. Meet Your Team (Various Rooms – assigned at check-in)

  • You’ll be spending the day with your team learning about RCTC, team building, and having fun, so get to know one another!

10:15 a.m. Team Challenges (Sports Center Fieldhouse)

  • Partake in some friendly competition between teams while building friendships through fun games and activities!

11:30 a.m. Closing Session (Assigned team room)

  • Finish out the day of fun with your team and get your last minute questions answered before leaving for the day!

Optional Afternoon Activities

  • Have lunch in The HIVE (3rd Floor College Center) with your new friends (Food will be available for purchase)!
  • Tours of Heintz Center will be offered at 12:30pm and 1:30pm.  Meet at Heintz at door H8 to begin the tour.
  • Complete your Set for Success Checklist

Welcome Week: August 26-31

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

Monday, August 26

7:30-10:00 a.m. Grab-N-Go Breakfast (East Lot, West Lot, and Heintz Lot)

  • Free breakfast snacks to grab on your way to class! Staff will be available to help direct you and answer questions as well!

12:00-1:00 p.m. The HIVE Grand Opening Celebration! (3rd Floor College Center)

  • Enjoy the newly renovated 3rd floor of College Center known as The HIVE: RCTC’s official student gathering space. Giveaways, food, and more!

Tuesday, August 27

7:30-10:00 a.m. Grab-N-Go Breakfast (East Lot, West Lot, and Heintz Lot)

  • Free breakfast snacks to grab on your way to class! Staff will be available to help direct you and answer questions as well!

12:00-1:00 p.m. The HIVE Grand Opening Celebration! (3rd Floor College Center)

  • Enjoy the newly renovated 3rd floor of College Center known as The HIVE: RCTC’s official student gathering space. Giveaways, food, and more!

Wednesday, August 28

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Comedy Show featuring Mickey Housley (3rd Floor College Center)

Thursday, August 29

5:00-7:00 p.m. Intramural Kick-Off Party! (Sports Center Lawn)

  • Come enjoy time outside while meeting new people, playing yard games, eating free food, listening to music, and sampling some Intramural sports!

Friday, August 30

8:00 p.m. Outdoor Movie: Space Jam (Sports Center Lawn) Rain site: Hill Theater

  • Bring your chairs, blankets, or just yourself and enjoy a movie on the big screen!

Saturday, August 31

2:30 p.m. Women’s Soccer Pre-Party (Stadium)

  • Giveaway of plush Sting animals (school mascot), treats, and refreshments!

3:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer Game vs. MN West (Stadium)

  • Come cheer on your RCTC women’s soccer team! Free admission with your Student ID!