Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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Fall Quarter Welcome

We are excited to start Fall Quarter on Monday, Sept. 21.

We are committed to ensuring the best possible learning experience for all students, both those enrolled in hands-on labs and online courses, while protecting the health of our community members. Here are important reminders and links to resources as we start the quarter. 

COVID PROTOCOL 

Only those students and faculty who are in hands-on labs are allowed on campus. Please do not come to campus for other reasons. Everyone who comes to campus must fill out the Campus Access Form every day and follow masking and social distancing requirements. Please do not come to campus if you are feeling unwell. Also note, if students do not maintain six-foot distancing and duration-of-contact guidelines and someone in a class tests positive for the virus, it could require a two-week program shutdown. We all want to avoid that, so please practice the same behavior of masking, distancing, and sanitizing when you’re off-campus to protect everyone. 

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE 

RTC provides technology for students to be successful. Any student who does not yet have the equipment and access they need, complete the Technology Needs Survey. Students who have completed the survey can come to building C to pick up their device and have a short tutorial on using it and logging into your student accounts between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

Those who have not returned current loaner laptop or any other type of device such as a calculator, webcam, or mouse, should do so immediately during these same hours so they can be updated and reissued.  

PREPARE FOR THE FIRST DAY 

Students can find information on how to log into Canvas, find their Student ID numbers, class schedules, and more on our General Campus Info page. New students or returning students who need a refresher, can visit the RTC New Student Orientation page to learn about the services and resources available.

LEARNING RESOURCE AND CAREER CENTER 

The LRCC offers virtual tutoring, computer assistance, a food pantry, and other services to ensure you have all the support you need to be successful. This video describes all the services available to our students. Visit the LRCC page for more information. 

FINANCIAL AID AND EMERGENCY RESOURCES

Our Financial Aid office is working hard to make sure all awards are processed. Please visit the Financial Aid Office for more information. You can also reach the office by phone at 425-235-5841, text at 425-902-5266, or email at financialaid@rtc.edu

The RTC Foundation also provides Emergency Funding. Learn more and apply here

BOOKSTORE 

Although the bookstore is closed to walk-in customers, books and supplies can be ordered online or by phone. Students can choose to have orders shipped or complimentary contact-free Curbside Pick Up. Visit the Bookstore website to learn more. 

LIBRARY 

The Library remains closed to the public, but help is available online, including one-on-one service. Email librarian@rtc.edu or text 425-236-2764. 

FOOD SERVICE 

The CAFÉ is open for takeout only Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bakery will be open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bakery is taking orders for specialty cakes. Please call 425-235-2352 X 5596 for any special orders. The Culinaire Room and Fast Food remain closed. 

Find the daily CAFÉ menus on our Dining Services page. 

ZOOM LOBBIES 

Virtually drop in for assistance, behavioral health services, advising, and more. Visit our Zoom Lobbies portal for times and dates. Visit the Contact Info page to find out how to connect directly with an office.


Census 2020

While you are staying at home and staying healthy, a very important thing to do—if you have not already—is to participate in the 2020 Census. It is extremely important for all residents to complete the Census. The Census is how POWER and MONEY get distributed to each state—through Congressional representation and Federal funding. The information gathered in the census is completely CONFIDENTIAL and will be kept private. Individual data cannot be viewed for the next 72 years! It is critical that we count all people including seniors, students, babies, immigrants, parents, everyone! All individuals living in the US should be included in the census regardless of immigration status and complex living arrangements. Since 1790, the Census is taken every ten years. During the 2010 Census, Renton was undercounted—this year, let’s make every one count!


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