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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.  For the full calendar of Fall 2017 visits, please visit:


Transfer Tuesday Schedule – October 31, 2017

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby


10 a.m. – 1 p.m.



1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Winthrop University

UNC Greensboro

Johnson C Smith University

Catawba College



Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby


10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

UNC Greensboro

East Carolina University

Belmont Abbey College



Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby


10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

UNC Charlotte

CPCC Art Galleries will host the fourth annual Holiday Art Market (formerly Friends and Family Market) to raise funds for educational programming.Holiday Art Market

The fourth annual Holiday Art Market fundraiser gives CPCC alumni, students, faculty and staff the opportunity to sell their artwork for under $250. Event proceeds support CPCC’s Art Gallery educational programming, as well as the college’s Visual Arts Club. This is a wonderful opportunity to collect affordable, original art by prominent Charlotte artists or to find that perfect, one-of-a-kind holiday gift!

October 24 – December 5, 2017

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 4 and 11, noon – 6 p.m.

Holiday Reception

Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 5 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Ross Gallery, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Megan Lynch at Megan.Lynch@cpcc.edu. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook at CPCC Arts and on our blog at http://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/


Each summer, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) painting instructor Elizabeth Ross takes a group of students to a farm in Middlebrook, Virginia, to participate in a resident program Branch with water on leavespresented by the Art Department of CPCC called Airy Knoll. During the week-long stay, students take part in an intensive exploration of the creative process of finding one’s own voice in the visual arts.

During November, CPCC Galleries will present “Witnessing…,” a collection of the student work produced during the summer 2017 Airy Knoll experience. The works will feature each student’s own reflection of their time at Airy Knoll. Please visit Pease Gallery in the coming weeks as CPCC celebrates their creations. 

October 24 – December 5, 2017

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Student Reception: November 15, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Opening Reception: November 17, 6 – 9 p.m.

WHERE: Pease Gallery, Learning Resource Center, First Floor, CPCC Central Campus, 1200 Sam Ryburn Walk, Charlotte, NC 28204

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Megan Lynch at Megan.Lynch@cpcc.edu. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook at CPCC Arts and our blog at http://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/




Positive Community for Women invites you their next meeting, “What’s your SUPERPOWER!” We will have FREE SNACKS, so invite a friend and join us!”What's Your Superpower

October 25, 2017; 2 p.m.

Central Campus Central High Rm. 305



The CPCC Office of Financial Aid/Veteran Affairs is recognizing Financial Aid Awareness Week October 23-27 at all of their campus locations. Please stop by any CPCC Financial Aid Office for information on financial aid, scholarships, work-study and financial literacy.

To alleviate traffic congestion on Central Campus while Student Deck 3 is closed for maintenance, the Employee/Theater Deck will be open to students. The Employee/Theater Deck is located on 4th Street between Student Deck 1 and the intersection with S. Kings Drive. The deck is on the right, just before the Overcash Building. The Employee/Theater Deck will remain open to students until further notice.


Fall into Safety Day
October 25, 2017
CPCC Central Campus, Overcash lawn
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Learn about the many ways CPCC offers security and safety to the college community. Students are welcome to stop by and learn more from CPCC College Security Services and the various community agencies listed below. 

  • CharMeck Emergency Management
  • CharMeck Police Department
  • Huntersville Police Department
  • Mecklenburg County ABC Board
  • Mecklenburg County Sheriff
  • Safe Alliance
  • Safety and Health Council of NC
  • CPCC Security
  • CPCC Health Sciences

Join FBI Special Agent Brian Cyprian to learn more about the cyber threats and trends we’re facing now, and how to keep safe in an increasingly risky online world. We all know how quickly technology is Cyber Crime image of man in hood over keyboardadvancing in today’s interconnected society, but there are ways we unknowingly put our digital safety at risk. Agent Cyprian runs the cyber squad at the Charlotte Field Office of the FBI and will detail the various cyber threats we face internationally – and in Charlotte – including cyber scams, identity theft, ransomware and phishing; the types and groups of people who are committing these crimes; and what the best practices are to protect yourself, your family and the college from these predators. If time permits, Special Agent Cyprian will also take questions at the end of his discussion and can talk with students about the career opportunities in his field. Due to the sensitivity of the information presented by the FBI at this event, we are not able to record or live-stream this presentation.

·         Date: Tuesday, October 31

·         Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

·         Location: Central Piedmont Community College, Central Campus, Overcash Center (Halton Theater) – 1206 Elizabeth Ave.

·         Open to CPCC students, faculty and staff


In honor of Dr. Deitemeyer’s upcoming inauguration on Nov. 3, CPCC’s Service-Learning and Student Life teams have coordinated a number of community outreach initiatives focused on feeding Charlotte’s hungry during the week of Oct. 30.

CPCC students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the following events taking place at CPCC campus near you! Enjoy a free dessert from one of the on-site food trucks (while supplies last!), sign a well wish card for Dr. Deitemeyer and more!

Help us reach our goal of making 2,500 sandwiches during this special week of service. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, Oct. 30
Merancas Campus

Urban Ministries – Making PB&J Sandwiches Event
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Levine Campus
Urban Ministries – Making PB&J Sandwiches Event
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Levine II, Second Floor, Atrium

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Harper Campus

Urban Ministries – Making PB&J Sandwiches Event
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Harper I, Lobby near Security Office

City View

Urban Ministries – Making PB&J Sandwiches Event
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fall Fest

Harris Campus

Urban Ministries – Making PB&J Sandwiches Event
10 a.m. – noon and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Harris I, Lobby

Thursday, Nov. 2

Central Campus
Urban Ministries – Making PB&J Sandwiches Event
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Overcash Center, Lobby

Cato Campus
Urban Ministries – Making PB&J Sandwiches Event
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cato I, Room 024

For the sixth-consecutive year, CPCC is partnering with the Project Life Movement, a campus-based national marrow donor organization, to solicit new donors to the National Bone Marrow Registry List in

Project Life

Project Life

honor of Dr. Deitemeyer’s inauguration on Nov. 3.

CPCC and Project Life invite students to attend its upcoming Drive Thru Swabbing event, being held on CPCC’s Central Campus from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., on Nov. 1, in the Overcash Driveway.

CPCC-based student organizations, including Rotaract Club, Cytotechnology Student Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, are all partnering with CPCC Service-Learning/Student Life to play a key leadership role in this initiative which seeks to add 700 new donors to the National Bone Marrow Registry List.

During the event, participants will have the inside of their cheeks swabbed for a tissue sample and complete paperwork. The process will take no longer than 10 minutes. After completing the registration process, participants will not only be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry List, but also have the opportunity to enjoy a free lunch – provided by CPCC’s Baking & Pastry Arts students – sign a well wish card for Dr. Deitemeyer and win a variety of prizes.

Come out and be a part of the movement and help save a life!

CPCC’s partnership with Loaves & Fishes continues during Dr. Deitemeyer’s inauguration week when Loaves & Fishes sets up food barrels at each CPCC campus between Oct. 19 and Nov. 30. The CPCC community is invited to donate non-perishable items during this time.

If you’re not sure what to donate, visit the Loaves & Fishes Priority Needs List. All donated items will help feed individuals and families in need who are experiencing a short-term crisis by providing them with a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced groceries.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and helping a neighbor in need!

As you’re participating in the various Service-Learning events taking place in celebration of Dr. Deitemeyer’s upcoming inauguration on Nov. 3, don’t miss the opportunity to write her a well wish card. Staff will be on hand to direct you to the card signing table at each event where you’ll have the opportunity to write a personal message to her as she officially begins her tenure as CPCC’s fourth president. Completed cards will be displayed at the Inauguration Luncheon (which students are invited to!) on Nov. 3 for all to read! Thank you for participating!

The 2018-19 FAFSA is available now! Need help completing the FAFSA? Try these online tutorials! You don’t have to wait until January.

·  2018-19 New Filers

·  2018-19 Renewal Filers

·  2018-19 Making Corrections to the FAFSA

Nothing But Noodles is generously donating a portion of their proceeds to the CPCC Study Abroad Medical Service Learning Project. Support the cause by dining at the restaurant anytime on Thursday, Nothing But NoodlesOctober 26.  Please mention “Study Abroad” at the register.  Thank you!

The Standards of Academic Progress policy is changing from term to cumulative GPA.  Students will be notified by email of any changes to their status.  View more information.