Join Us for the Global Learning Office Resource Fair Sept. 26

Join the Global Learning Office for its annual Resource Fair. Come learn more about Study Abroad, NC Scholars of Global Distinction and the Global Student Association.  This event will be held Wednesday, September 26 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Worrell Lobby on Central Campus. Each study abroad program leader will be available to answer specific questions about their 2019 programs. Attendees will also get to vote on our annual Study Abroad photo contest. See you there!

FERPA, the Student and CPCC

Although September is FERPA Awareness Month, CPCC employees are conscientious about protecting students’ educational records throughout the year. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, FERPA, awards students’ rights in regards to these educational records. Learn about your rights in the Annual Notification of Rights under FERPA by visiting

Attend a Mock Interview Session on Oct. 26

The Business and Accounting Division will be hosting a Mock Interview session on Friday, October 26, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Terrell Building, 5th floor on Central Campus.  This is a great opportunity for students who wish to gain an edge when entering the labor force.  Practice your job interviewing skills!  Interviews and feedback will be conducted by industry professionals who are Business and Accounting program Advisory Board members.

Students must RSVP by October 24 by emailing to receive a designated time slot.

Please come dressed in professional attire and bring a copy of your resume. Open to all Business & Accounting students.

For more information, visit:

Support Study Abroad

This June, CPCC faculty and students from a variety of our allied health programs will be going to Ibarra, Ecuador, to provide medical services and patient education to children and adults.

There are a few ways that you can support our cause:

  • Eat in or dine out at Nothing but Noodles on Tuesday, September 25. Be sure to mention “Study Abroad” at the register.
  • Fulfill your Family Campaign donation by supporting our trip

Thank you for your support!

Hurricane Florence Could Impact Area – Here Is What To Do Now

The safety of our CPCC community is our primary concern. College safety officials are closely tracking Hurricane Florence and preparing response measures should our campuses be impacted.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper recently declared a State of Emergency, which allows the state to begin pre-positioning resources and to request federal assistance in case we have any impact from Hurricane Florence. This declaration does not impact our campus operations, and classes will take place as scheduled unless the college announces otherwise.

To ensure you receive the latest updates concerning the impact of severe weather on the college, we ask all students to update your contact information for CPCC’s Critical Alert emergency notification system now by using your CPCC login and password to access The college will use multiple communication channels – including text, phone, email to CPCC email addresses, and the college website – in case there’s urgent information to share. We will also provide the same updates via social media (Facebook @CentralPiedmontCC  / Twitter @CPCC).

The NC Department of Public Safety reports the biggest potential threats to areas in the inland parts of the state could be dangerous winds and also flooding from any heavy rains.

It’s important to pay attention to weather updates and be prepared in case of weather-related emergencies. Here are links to additional, helpful websites to help you be ready in case of a weather-related emergency:

“50 Shades of Pink” with the CASA Club

Join the Cosmetic Arts and Science Association (CASA) for an exclusive event on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Our Cosmetology students will be offering mini manicures, including a luxury complimentary paraffin dip. There is an $8 minimum donation. All proceeds will be donated to The Pink House: A Breast Cancer Organization. Join us at the City View Center 1609 Alleghany St., Charlotte, NC, 28208.

Celebrate Art Exhibitions at CPCC with Guest Lecturer Event on Sept. 13

Please join us for a group lecture and reception celebrating “Carolina Landscapes” and “Past & Present” at Levine Campus this Thursday, September 13, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., LVI 2150 Auditorium.

Carolina Landscapes sunset painting

Carolina Landscapes

Following the lecture, all are invited to the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery on the first floor of Levine II, Levine Campus for light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

“Past & Present” artist Ashley Lathe, CPCC visual arts studio faculty, and “Carolina Landscapes” artists Serge Skiba and Bruce Lacy, will share and discuss their art in the auditorium.

Ashley Lathe’s series, “Spectators” uses archival photographs, prints, film and video to focus on the gatherings of people to witness a spectacle through politics, sports and entertainment.

Serge Skiba travels the Carolinas capturing the region’s diverse landscapes through photography. His photographs are then printed on metal, creating a unique, dramatic presentation. Bruce Lacy turns wood from around the world to embellish and highlight perceived imperfections and to create one-of-a-kind vessels.

Attend Safe Zone Learning Community Speaker Event “Where Are My People At?” on Sept. 21

The Safe Zone Learning Community invites all CPCC students to attend our first speaker event featuring Melvin A. Whitehead, a doctoral student at the University of Georgia who recently completed his research project titled, “Where Are My People At?: Community and Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Gender Non-Conforming Students of Color.” CPCC students were interviewed for this project and reveal both the challenges and the resiliency of our students. The discussion will conclude with recommendations for quality practices in support of LGBTQ students of color at CPCC.

September 21, 2018, 2-3 p.m.
Central Campus,  Zeiss Building, Room 1106

Join Us for a Health and Wellness Fair on Oct. 16

CPCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program will be hosting a Health and Wellness Fair on October 16, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Worrell Gym.  Stop by to have your blood pressure checked and learn about resources for improving your personal health and wellness! Wear pink for breast cancer awareness month!  All students are welcome to attend!

Transfer Resource Center News

Transfer Tuesdays

Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) hosts admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students.  View the full calendar of fall 2018 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – September 11, 2018

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
North Carolina A&T Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Winthrop University

Johnson C Smith University

UNC Wilmington

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Wilmington


Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Charlotte

Transfer Resource Center News

Transfer Tuesdays

Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) hosts admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students.  View the full calendar of Fall 2018 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – Sept. 4, 2018

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby

10 a.m. – 1p.m.: Queens University of Charlotte, Winthrop University, UNC Charlotte

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Meredith College

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Pfeiffer University

Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby

10 a.m. -1 p.m.: UNC Charlotte

Financial Aid Students: Refund Info is in the Mail!

Refunds for eligible students are processed electronically at CPCC!

New curriculum students:
If you’re a new curriculum student registered for fall 2018 who receives financial aid, you will be receiving a bright green envelope from BankMobile in the mail soon. Please do not throw away this envelope!

Inside your envelope will be an Instant Personal Code with instructions on choosing how you would like your financial aid refund delivered to you. The Instant Personal Code is required for you to choose your refund delivery option.

Your refund delivery options are either:

  • an electronic deposit to a personal bank account
  • an electronic deposit to a BankMobile Vibe account

If you choose to electronically deposit funds to a BankMobile Vibe account, a CPCC BankMobile Debit Card will be mailed to you. Remember this is NOT a credit card but a refund-only card.

If you don’t receive your green envelope:
If you haven’t received your green envelope by Sept. 1, there may be an issue with your mailing address. Therefore, please confirm CPCC has your updated address on file by accessing it through MyCollege. If you see your address is incorrect in MyCollege, please update it. Then, please call the CPCC Cashiering Office at 704.330.4472 to request an Instant Personal Code be sent to you.

Returning students:
Your BankMobile card can be used from year to year, so don’t throw it away. Any awarded financial aid funds you are eligible for will continue to be transferred to your BankMobile card, unless you elected to have funds direct deposited into your bank account. (If this is the case, please check with your financial institution.)

Lost your card?
Don’t worry, there’s no charge for lost cards. Simply call BankMobile for a replacement at 1.866.782.0821.

Please contact BankMobile at 1.866.782.0821 or the CPCC Cashiering office at 704.330.4472.

If You See Something, Say Something.

Welcome to the fall semester! Campus safety is the top priority of CPCC’s College Security team and Emergency Management team.

We want to take this opportunity to remind you of the information available on CPCC’s website about What To Do In An Emergency, for situations including an active shooter, severe weather, fire and more.

If there’s an active shooter on or near a CPCC campus, would you know what to do? It’s incredibly important for employees and students to be prepared. Please take a moment today to watch this powerful video to learn about the “Run. Hide. Fight.” concept to help you know what to do if an active shooter is on campus or in a building where you are located.

Most importantly, CPCC relies on its students and employees to be the eyes and ears of the college, so if you see something, say something. If you have a concern of an immediate threat, please call CPCC College Security Services at 704.330.6911.

If you know of behavior that is concerning or disruptive to the college community, please use the online form at this site to report a concern for referral to the Care Team, which is a cross-unit group whose members consist of college staff from Student Services, College Security Services, Counseling, Human Resources and the Learning Unit.

Here are multiple ways to contact College Security if you have additional concerns:

Contact College Security Services:

  • Emergency
  • Non-Emergency
  • Text-2-Tip
    Start your message with “CPCCTIP”
  • Recorded Message Line

Do You Need a Laptop? Need Internet Service

Affordable options are available, including inexpensive laptops in the bookstore, refurbished laptops, cheap internet, and free downloads.
Then in the left column, click on ‘Affordable Technology’
If you receive services through the Department of Social Services, please go to Single Stop, in Central High, Room 100, on Central Campus.
Affordable Technology may be available to CPCC students in the form of laptops, Internet and software downloads.