WELCOME to ALEXANDRIA COLLEGE!

We're excited to be a part of your journey. Orientation is Monday, August 23. If you have questions before you come to campus, please call us at 320-762-4600 or email info@alextech.edu.

Need-to-Know:

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Orientation Guide Welcome Week Schedule Important Information

Additional Resources:

Bookstore Campus Map & Parking College Resources Course Delivery Methods Dates and Deadlines Financial Aid Laptops & Technology Sexual Violence Prevention Training Tuition


Orientation Guide


Welcome Week Schedule

Monday, August 23

  • All Campus Picnic & Alexandria Community Business Fair: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in 700 Courtyard + other locations
  • College Stuff Bingo: 6:00-7:30 PM in ATCC Auditorium room 743

Tuesday, August 24

Wednesday, August 25

Thursday, August 26

  • Thirsty Thursday: Free beverages, time TBA in ATCC Café
  • Games Galore: 3:00-5:00 PM in ATCC 700 Courtyard
    • Sand volleyball, bags, yard Jenga, inflatables, etc.
  • Dodgeball, Volleyball, & Free Food: 7:00-10:00 PM @ Alexandria Covenant Church (sponsored by CRU)

Important Information

ATCC Email: Email is the official method of communication between ATCC and all students. Click here to access your email (use yourstarID@go.minnstate.edu and your StarID password to log in).

Student Handbook: The student handbook is an excellent source of important information. All students are expected to know the information presented in the handbook. It's available using the quick links on MyATCC.

Policies & Procedures: College policies and procedures are available online. It is your responsibility as a student to know and abide by these policies.

Star Alert (Emergency Notification System): Star Alert is a text messaging service offered by the college to provide emergency information regarding the campus, such as school closings, evacuations, and other urgent information. Ensure you get these critical messages by updating your contact information in MyATCC.

Welcome Center: It is important to the college that you are successful and enjoy your college experience. If you have questions, concerns, or just don't know where to go, please visit the Welcome Center (room 113, inside Door C) or contact us at (320) 762-4600 or info@alextech.edu.

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Bookstore

Please be sure to order your books through our virtual bookstore (eCampus) before classes begin! Note: There is no physical book store on campus. All books must be purchased/rented online. New, used, electronic, and rental textbooks are available for all courses offered at ATCC.

Book Charging: Book charging is available for all registered ATCC students beginning on August 1. Books may be charged directly to your student account. Account balances can be reviewed through eServices.

Rental Textbooks: If you are renting a textbook, a credit or debit card is required to be on file in case of loss or damage. Once you have secured the rental with a valid card number, you can charge the rental to your account.

Book Buyback: Used book buyback is available anytime on the bookstore website, and on-campus events may be held near the end of each semester.

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Campus Map & Parking

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Student Parking

Student parking is located in the North and South parking lots, designated by yellow stripes on the map above.

  • Parking permits will be available for pickup in room 403 (IT Department).
  • You must hang your permit from your rearview mirror and park in designated areas.
  • Parking permits are required any time you are parked in an ATCC campus parking lot.
  • If you do not plan to park on campus, please visit the Business Office (room 106) to complete the Parking Use Fee Exemption Request form and return your permit.

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College Resources

Welcome Center: The Welcome Center is a great resource for general questions, or if you don't know who to talk to about an issue. The office is located inside Door C (room 113), and is staffed Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Call 320.762.4600 or email info@alextech.edu with questions.

ATCC Calendars: Sync academic calendars, student life, and more important dates to your Outlook calendar so you never miss a thing! Click here to access the calendars.

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Dates & Deadlines

Drop/Add Period: Drop/Add period is until the fifth day of the semester at 11:59pm. You can drop/add courses and make schedule changes as needed through eServices on a space available basis. Your tuition statement will adjust accordingly.

  • If a class begins after the first five days of the semester, you must drop it by the second calendar day after class begins to receive a full refund.
  • Dropping or adding courses may affect your financial aid.

Registration: If you are not registered for fall classes, please contact the Transfer/Advising Center to complete registration. If you have questions about registration, contact your assigned advisor or the Registrar's Office at (320) 762-4650.

Changes in Course Registration: If a change is made to a course after students register, an automated email is sent to the students affected, advising them to check their course registration in eServices. Specifics on course modifications are not provided in the email.

Wait List: If an opening is available for a course, students on wait lists are contacted through the email indicated on the Wait List message. Beginning August 22, wait lists are no longer valid and admission to full classes is by instructor permission only.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid Status: Your financial aid status can be checked in eServices. If you intend to file for financial aid and have not yet done so, you should complete that process as quickly as possible.

FAFSA: To file your FAFSA, visit studentaid.gov. If you need more information please contact Financial Aid.

Financial Aid Distribution

Financial aid awards are applied to your tuition account on September 1. If you have set up direct deposit in eServices, any credit balances are deposited to your bank account. If not, the Business Office mails overage checks to your local address on file (or permanent home address if no local address is available).

Student Employment/Work Study

Student employment (work study) is an excellent opportunity for students to get real workplace experience while also earning money to help with the costs associated with going to college. Unlike other types of financial aid, work study earnings are received in a paycheck, based on hours worked, just like a normal job.

Additional Financial Aid Info

Visit the Financial Aid page for additional information.

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Laptops & Technology

Laptop Leases

New users who wish to lease a laptop will self-register for a laptop orientation session in Brightspace. Returning students who have previously taken Laptop Orientation are not required to repeat the class.

To Self-Register for Laptop Orientation:

  • Log in to Brightspace with your StarID and Password
  • Click the Self Registration link on top, under the ATCC logo
  • Click the Course Offering Name, “Laptop Orientation” and click Register
  • Your information should automatically populate, click Submit and Finish
  • Click the link “Go to course offering Laptop Orientation” and complete the training
  • Laptops can be picked up the week before the semester starts at the IT Department Help Desk in Room 403

If you are not 18 years old by the date you pick up your laptop, you will need to have a parent sign the lease agreement. You are required to present a current student ID card to complete your lease.

StarID

Your StarID is your username for most services at ATCC, including your email, Brightspace, Microsoft Office 365, and more. It's important you remember this number, and don't share it with others. Please visit StarID Self Service to activate your StarID, reset your password, or retrieve your StarID if you forget it.

ATCC Student Email

Email is the official method of student communication. Your email can be accessed from MyATCC. Log in to email and Office 365 using YourStarID@go.minnstate.edu and your StarID password.

MyATCC

MyATCC is a web portal for students, providing a variety of information and resources, including quick links to several services:

Brightspace

Brightspace is our online Learning Management System. Depending on your course delivery method and how your instructors choose to use Brightspace, you may be able to access course information, assignments, handouts, presentation notes, online discussions, quizzes, or check your grades. Access BrightSpace via the icon in MyATCC. Use your StarID and password to log in (do not include @go.minnstate.edu after your StarID).

New to Brightspace? Check out this External link: orientation video to get acquainted:

 

 

Network File Storage

Students receive 1 TB (1,000 GB) of Office 365 OneDrive cloud storage. This space is available to store and share files. Access OneDrive storage from any device via the Office 365 icon in MyATCC, or sync the folder to your owned or leased laptop. Log in using YourStarID@go.minnstate.edu and your StarID password.

Campus WiFi

Connect personal devices to the ATCC wireless network (WiFi) using the following settings:

  • Wireless network name/SSID: ATCC
  • EAP method: PEAP
  • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
  • Certificate: Do not validate (if prompted, accept certificate)
  • Identity: YourStarID or alextech\YourStarID
  • Password: Your StarID password

Device settings may vary. Contact IT  for assistance.

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Sexual Violence Prevention Training

Sexual violence prevention training is required for all new students.

Warning: Content in the sexual violence prevention training involves interviews with victims of sexual assault and other content that victims of sexual abuse may find disturbing.

The training can be completed anytime in Brightspace. If you have questions or concerns about the training please contact Counseling.

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Tuition Payments

Tuition Statements are not mailed prior to the semester start. Only students with remaining balances after financial aid is applied are mailed statements. View your account or make payments online 24/7 in eServices.

Fall Payment Deadline: August 2, 2021
Spring Payment Deadline: December 16, 2021
Summer Payment Deadline: April 25, 2022

Payment Deadline: To keep your registration from being cancelled you must complete one of the following by the payment deadline for each semester:

  • Pay in full
  • Submit a down payment of 15% or $300, whichever is less
  • Enroll in Nelnet payment plan
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - your FAFSA must be completed and submitted at least one week prior to the registration cancellation deadline to allow for processing
  • Provide a third-party payment authorization to the Business Office (employer, CEP, Veterans, etc.)

Make a Payment

Online: View your account or make payments online 24/7 in eServices.

Mail: When paying by mail, please include a printed copy of your statement. Send your statement and payment to:

Attn: Cashier
Alexandria Technical & Community College
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Phone: To pay by phone, please call (888) 234-1222 x4530 or (320) 762-4530. Alexandria College accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

In Person: Payments are accepted at the Business Office walk-up window (room 106) Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

IMPORTANT: Students who have their registration cancelled due to non-payment may not be able to get in if classes become full. If you are not enrolled in a payment plan, tuition must be paid in full by September 27, 2021 for fall semester, February 24, 2022 for spring semester, and the last day of class for fall semester. A $50 late fee may be applied after the deadline dates for any unpaid balance.

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Need help?

Contact the Welcome Center
Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
320.762.4600 or info@alextech.edu

The health and safety of our campus community is our first priority, and depends on all of us. Please help keep campus safe by washing your hands frequently and staying home if you are ill.

Alexandria Technical & Community College will follow CDC, MDH, State of Minnesota, and Minnesota State guidelines where applicable.