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Rochester Community and Technical College conducted its commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. May 11. There were 1,118 graduation candidates from nearly 50 programs of study.

The graduates will receive diplomas in about four weeks.

The ceremony included speeches by Student Senate President Jacob Petersen, RCTC President Don Supalla, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities trustee Tyler Despins and general counsel Gail Olson, and a keynote address by former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Esther Tomljanovich.

After the ceremony, graduates and guests were invited to a reception.

College for Kids


The UCR campus is home to College for Kids, an educational summer program designed for young people with exceptional intellectual, creative, leadership and artistic skills.

The program includes classes in the fields of arts and humanities, health and human services, natural sciences, physical sciences, math and technology.

There are two sessions of College for Kids. The first, for students who have completed grades six, seven or eight, runs July 25-29. The second, for students who have completed grades three, four or five, runs Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12. Students take one class a week, and the program runs from 12:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Tuition is $150 a week, but there are scholarship opportunities.

For more information, go to, or call 280-3113.

Registering for classes

Classes at RCTC are over for the spring semester. The first summer session begins June 6; the second starts July 11. Fall semester begins Aug. 22.

There is still time for prospective students to participate in orientation seminars, take the necessary exams and register for classes. To sign up for the Academic Skills Assessment Placement test, enroll in a Student Advising and Registration session, or register for classes, call the admissions and records office at 285-7265.


UCR News is a compilation of news and events at the University Center Rochester campus.

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