2019 1098 T UPDATE

Start your tax prep early and avoid having to wait for a copy in the mail!
When it becomes available, if you wish to get the electronic copy of the 2019 Form 1098-T TUITION STATEMENT instead of receiving the form by mail, please go to http://mycollege.cpcc.edu, sign on with your username and password choose,” click on “Tax Information” and select the “1098 Electronic Consent” link.The IRS strongly encourages the students to receive the 1098-T Tuition Statements electronically. The college will mail Form 1098-T no later than Jan. 31 to students who do not consent to receive Form 1098-T electronically.

Social Security Number Request for FORM 1098-T
Per state, federal, and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines, beginning the 2014 year Central Piedmont requested that all students provide their Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for reporting purposes.

For additional information regarding 1098-T information visit https://www.cpcc.edu/admissions/tuition-and-payment/1098-t-statements

2019 Holiday Art Market

Holiday Market

Holiday Art Market 2019

Join us for our sixth annual Holiday Art Market in our new location, Overcash Gallery.

The Holiday Art Market includes our students, alumni, and faculty artists to offer their artwork for sale.

Promoting affordable art for under $50.

October 16 – December 5, 2019
Holiday Reception: Wednesday, November 6, 2019; 5 – 7 p.m.
Overcash Gallery, 1st floor Overcash Center, Central Campus

Market Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday Hours: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/22
Saturday Hours: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 11/23
Sunday Hours: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on 10/27,  11/3,  11/17, 11/24

Participating student, alumni, and faculty artists:
Abena-Adora Gwin, Alvaro Torres, Ally Whitman, Ayah Hajjar, Becki Vaughn, Carlos Anzola, Carolyn Jacobs, David Clark, E’Ne’Chie Otis, Erick Ramirez, Evan Friday, Felicia van Bork, Gary Rubin, Jennifer Bready, Ju-Ian Shen, Kathleen McNamara, Khrystyna Yurchenko, Mary Hills Powell, Michael Kiwanuka, Morgan Madaffari, Mudit Mehta, Myesha Winston, Nancy Nieves Dreith, Olivia Scarborough, Paige Reitterer, Patty Campbell, Paula Smith, Phil Sciabarrasi, Rebecca Buchanan, Stephen Homer, Tate Viviano, Terry Galante, Thomas Buchanan, Vincent J. Ligas

NC Stem Alliance Workshop

All Central Piedmont students are invited to attend this week’s workshop held by the NC STEM Alliance. The topic this week is: “STEM Career Panel.” Come out and be a part of enrichment and personal experiences shared by STEM professionals. This workshop will be held on October 24, 2019 from 3:30-5 p.m. in Zeiss Building, Room 1106 on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!


‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Comes to the Halton Theater Stage!

Little Shop of Horrors

“Little Shop of Horrors” is coming to the Halton Theater Stage!

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years, by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Opening night is October 25 at 7:30 in Halton Theater, and performances run October 25 – 27, and November 1 – 3.

Tickets for current Central Piedmont students are FREE with a valid Central Piedmont student ID! For more information about tickets and show times, visit tix.cpcc.edu or call the box office at 704.330.6534.

Central Piedmont is a Drug-Free College

Central Piedmont is committed to maintaining a safe and productive teaching and learning environment for students and employees.  The college endorses the federal government’s efforts in implementing the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989.  This mean that illegal substances, such as marijuana, heroin and cocaine, are not permitted on CP’s campuses.  Alcohol and tobacco are also among the substances which are not permitted on our campuses.

Please visit the college’s Drug-Free College webpage to get information on the following topics related to the Drug-Free College policies:

  • Standards of conduct and disciplinary sanctions for students who violate the Drug-Free College policies
  • Legal sanctions for drug and alcohol activities that are a violation of state and federal law
  • Health risks associated with the use of drugs and alcohol
  • Help resources available to students who are concerned about their use of drugs and alcohol

The Central Piedmont Drug-Free College Web page can be found at cpcc.edu/student-experience/student-support/counseling-services/drug-free-college.

Please also know that the Collegiate Recovery Community is a great on-campus peer-support resource for students in recovery.  The Web page for CRC can be found at cpcc.edu/student-experience/student-support/collegiate-recovery-community.

Affordable Healthcare Open Enrollment

Do you need to enroll or have questions about the Affordable Care Act or your insurance options?

Health Insurance Navigators from the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy will be here to help you during the Open Enrollment period!

Appointments are available on Central Campus in the Single Stop office every Tuesday from November 5-December 3 between 9 a.m.-5.p.m.

To schedule an appointment, please call the Single Stop office at 704.330. 6435.

Library Book Sales are Coming!

Need to add more books to your personal collection? The Central Piedmont Library can help with that! We will be having book sales at all of our campus locations over the next few weeks. Times and locations are below:

Campus Dates Times Location
Cato Thursday, Oct 24 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cato III, Patio/Amphitheater
Central Wednesday, Oct 23 – Thursday, Oct 24 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Library (Outside Front)
Harper Monday, October 28 – Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

Friday, Nov 1

8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Library, H4-300
Harris Monday, Oct 28  – Thursday, Oct 31 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Library, H1 2100
Levine Monday, Oct 21 – Thursday, Oct 24

Friday, Oct 25

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Library, LV2600
Merancas Tuesday, Oct 22 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Library, TS243

The library will also be accepting donations of gently used books during this time for the upcoming book sales. Donations may be dropped off at the service desk of any library location.

National Transfer Student Week 2019

National Transfer Student Week 2019

October 21-24, 2019
Please join the Transfer Resource Center by participating in National Transfer Week 2019 from October 21 to 24!  Students are encouraged to participate in week-long events to show school spirit and encourage transfer student success.  Events will be taking place at the Central, Cato, Levine and Merancas Campuses. Please visit the Transfer Resource Center for more information and questions

Monday, October 21 – Transfer T-Shirt Day
Wear your favorite transfer college/university shirt!

Tuesday, October 22 – College Transfer Fair
10 a.m. to  p.m.
Central Campus – Worrell Gym

Wednesday, October 23 – Meet Your Transfer Advisor
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby
Levine Campus – Levine I Lobby
Merancas Campus – Transportation Systems Hallway

Thursday, October 24 – Transfer Application Day
Come for assistance with your college applications

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Central Campus – CH 122
Cato Campus – Cato I, Room 223

1 – 3 p.m.
Levine Campus LV 2213


Parking at Central Campus – Park in Designated Parking Spaces

Tow truckPlease remember to park your vehicle only in a Central Piedmont Community College parking facility when you come to Central Campus. Do not park alongside streets near campus, at businesses adjacent to campus (including Bojangles’ restaurant), nor in the parking areas at one of the nearby city/county parks and greenway.

All Central Campus parking decks are open. The decks and parking lots provide ample parking spaces for every student and employee who wishes to drive to campus.

Should you choose to park any place other than on campus, please know your vehicle could be ticketed, booted, or towed. If any of these occur, the college will not be able to assist you.

If you drive to Central Campus, please park on campus, and avoid an unnecessary expense.


Blur: A Community Portrait Project

Artist Standing against a wallBlur: A Community Portrait Project
Artist Melissa Alexander
Curator Jonell Logan
October 16 – December 12, 2019 – Ross Gallery, Overcash Center, Central Campus

Artist Lecture
Thursday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m. – Bryant Hall, 1st floor Sloan Morgan, Central Campus

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. – Ross Art Gallery, 1st floor Overcash Center, Central Campus

Moments from our lives pass in a blur and tend to be forgotten. We are constantly moving, talking, watching, sending, and working – so much so that losing sight of ourselves is a shared reality. What happens, however when we slow down? When we sit? When those moments are stilled and remembered in a photograph?

Early in the semester, Atlanta-based photographer Melissa Alexander used her camera to capture the students that embody Central Piedmont’s campus life through portraiture. These portraits have transformed Ross Gallery into the exhibition titled Blur: A Community Portrait Project that reclaims not only our time, but ourselves.

*photo credit: Chris Henderson

Recruiting Temporary Workers for the 2020 Census

The recruiting of hundreds of thousands of temporary workers for the 2020 Census – often described as the nation’s largest civilian mobilization — is now underway.

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting 2.7 million people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. The week of October 21, 2019, the Census Bureau will host 2,020 recruiting informational events around the country. This is your opportunity to learn more about the jobs so you can earn some extra income while helping your community.

Applying for one of these jobs is simple. Just visit 2020census/jobs or call 855-JOB-2020 and select option 3 for more information. Pay rates for field and clerical jobs can be found at 2020census.gov/jobs/pay-and-locations.

Fall College Transfer Fair Arrives Oct. 22!

Fall College Transfer Fair
Tuesday, October 22; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Central Campus, Worrell Gym

Admissions representatives from over 30 colleges and universities will be there to answer your questions about:

  • Application information
  • Admissions and Major requirements
  • Housing
  • Tuition/Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • And more!

For more information and a list of attendees, visit https://www.cpcc.edu/events/transfer-fair.


We Need to Hear from You! (This is Your Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card!)

Central Piedmont wants to improve the way we communicate with you – our students – and we want your feedback. Please take a quick, five-minute survey to help us better improve your student experience.
Please complete the survey by Oct. 18.
In exchange for your time, you’ll be entered into a chance to win an Amazon gift card!*
*Part-time and full-time student employees and work study students are not eligible to receive gift cards, but will receive an alternative prize.

Central Piedmont, UNC Charlotte Launch 49er Next Program

Dr. D at table with UNC Charlotte Chancellor, sy

UNC Charlotte and Central Piedmont introduced 49erNext, a new co-admission transfer program for students in North Carolina during a special event on Oct. 3 in the UNC Charlotte Center City Building. The program provides a seamless pathway for students who wish to start a degree program at Central Piedmont and complete their education at UNC Charlotte.

During the event, Peggy and Bob Culbertson of Charlotte announced they were committing $1 million to Central Piedmont to provide scholarships for financially needy students. The college will use a significant portion of the gift to establish the Peggy and Bob Culbertson 49erNext Scholarship Program to assist students in the newly created program. The Culbertson gift also will fund scholarships for Central Piedmont students pursuing career-focused technical degrees and preparing to enter the workforce.

Learn more about 49er Next.

To read more, visit cpcc.edu.

Students Start Fall 2019 Semester Debt-Free

Gambrell FoundationA number of students at Central Piedmont started college this past fall debt-free thanks to the Gambrell Foundation Opportunity Scholarship. PBS Charlotte’s “Carolina Impact” highlights how the scholarship is positively impacting students in this video.