Transfer Tuesdays

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 spring 2019 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – January 29, 2018

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby                            

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.                                          1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Campbell University                                    Winthrop University

Western Carolina University                         Southern Wesleyan University

Catawba College

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

East Carolina University

Queens University of Charlotte

Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Johnson and Wales University

Join Us or Tell a Friend About the Health Careers Open House Jan. 29

Open HouseHealth Careers Open House
Tuesday, January 29 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Central Campus, Health Careers Building, 1335 Elizabeth Avenue
Free parking is available in Parking Deck 3, located off 4th Street. Find directions and a campus map on our Central Campus web page.

During the event, you will be able to:
·         learn about 16 allied health and nursing programs
·         tour our Health Careers Building, laboratories and classrooms
·         meet faculty, students, and staff from all the programs
·         learn about Student Life, financial aid, scholarships and First Year Experience
·         meet with Spanish translators, if needed

RSVP to attend the Health Careers Open House.

Visit our Health Careers website to learn more about our programs.

Defining Student Success

During the strategic planning process, the importance of defining student success emerged continually.  Strategic Goal 1 revolves around creating a unified and focused vision for student success.

How do you define student success?  By Friday, January 25, please complete the linked Defining Student Success survey to share your definition of student success with the Student Success Leadership Team and the Strategic Planning Committee.

If you have questions, please contact Tracie Clark.

Central Piedmont Model United Nations Club

Model United Nations (MUN) is a Central Piedmont club that provides students with simulation experiences of United Nations sessions.

The MUN club attends conferences with students from other schools where they represent a country and act like the UN, discussing real-life international events and creating resolutions.

Students will learn about current world events and different cultures, as well as develop problem-solving, negotiation and technical writing skills. Moreover, students have the opportunity to meet people from many different places and backgrounds participating in on-campus events, fundraisings and off-campus conferences.

What do we do?

  • Simulate the UN Committee meetings
  • Meet new students at CPCC and from around the world
  • Foster negotiations, diplomacy and international relations skills
  • Learn about current international issues
  • Travel to conference
  • Have fun!

We are preparing for the Southern Regional Model United Nations (SRMUN) Conference on March 28 – 30, 2019, held in Charlotte, N.C.

Weekly Meetings:
Levine Campus
Fridays at 1 – 2 p.m.
Levine I, Room 1307

Central Campus
1/16 & 1/23 Wednesdays at 2:45–3:45 p.m.
Starting Jan. 28: Mondays at 2:45 -3:45 p.m.
Levine IT Building (across from the bookstore), Room 4137

For more information contact MUN Faculty Advisors:
Teresa Hall: or Camelia Taheri:

Applied Technologies Division Dept. Chair to be Interviewed On Air Jan. 26

Be sure to tune in and listen to the radio program, “About Your House” on Jan. 26 at 8 a.m. on 102.5 FM/610 AM to hear host Ray Terry interview Rand Ernst, program chair for Central Piedmont’s Applied Technologies Division. Rand will be on air discussing the college’s Non-Destructive Examination program.

Won’t be near a radio? That’s okay, you can stream the program online by visiting and clicking on the “Listen Live” tab/button on the page.

New Process to Prepare for Central Piedmont’s Online Classes

Central Piedmont is committed to delivering high-quality educational experiences to our students. Part of that commitment means ensuring you’re prepared for what to expect in your courses, which puts you in a better position for success. A new example of that is the Online Learning Introduction. The Online Learning “Intro” is a 100% online, on-demand orientation designed to prepare you for the unique demands of online learning.

For students who are new to Central Piedmont’s online learning – or have not successfully completed an online class here at the college within the last three years – the Online Learning Intro must be completed before you can register for online classes. Here’s what to know:

  • Thinking of taking Central Piedmont’s online classes for the first time? As of Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, the college will implement the Online Learning Intro and it must be completed before registering for our online classes. Don’t wait until the day you register, complete it today so you’re ready to go.
  • Unsure if taking online classes is the best option for you? Complete Central Piedmont’s Online Learning Intro to find out now.

Please note: If you were admitted to CPCC after summer 2018, have never registered for curriculum classes of any kind, and are attempting to only register for 100% online classes, please contact the ITS Helpdesk immediately at 704.330.5000 to setup your Blackboard account. Once your account is created, please return to the Online Learning Intro website and follow the instructions for accessing the orientation.

If you have questions, please visit the “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)” section of the Online Learning Intro site or contact the ITS Help Desk at 704.330.5000 or

New Exhibit at the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery Harris Conference Center

From Larry Brady Collection

Rob MacKillop “Man in a Green Suit” Acrylic on Canvas

New Exhibit at the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery Harris Conference Center
From the Collection of Dr. Larry Brady
January 8 – December 13, 2019

The recently opened 39 piece exhibit at the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery Harris Campus represents a broad and diverse range from Dr. Larry Brady’s eclectic collection. The selection of paintings, engravings, photographs, and sculptures,  are made from glass, wood, paint, ceramic, paper, fiber, and metal.

A critical component in Dr. Brady’s philosophy for collecting is the relationship with the artist. Through his understanding of and appreciation for the materials and the process, a connection to the artist is forged. Larry Brady enjoys living with each piece of art in his collection and sharing them with as many people as possible.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see extraordinary art from this collection!


Library Move and Other Updates

Welcome to the first day of classes for the spring 2019 semester! There are some important – and exciting – changes happening at the library. The Hagemeyer Learning Resources Center – the old building that housed the Central Campus library – is now closed so the library has moved across the quad to 1241 Charlottetowne Ave., which is beside the curved Citizens Building.

The Learning Resources Center (and Pease Auditorium inside the building) will come down and be replaced by a new, state-of-the art library and student success center for our students. The new facility will also include a replacement of the existing Pease Auditorium and gallery. The new Central Campus library and student success center is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

Even in its new location across the quad, the fantastic library team is still here to assist you.

  • Reading room, group & quiet study spaces
  • Staff available to direct students & provide academic support
  • Computers and printing labs
  • Graphing calculator, laptop, and hotspot checkouts
  • Information Technology Services (ITS) Express services
  • Books & DVDs for checkout

Also, Blackboard orientation sessions are available the first week of classes:

Here’s the breakdown of the departments and services housed in this new location for the Central Campus library:

First floor

  • ITS Help Desk
  • Coppa Coffee (opening February 2019)

Second floor

  • Library Informational desk
  • Computer lab
  • Library Archives
  • Library classroom
  • Learning commons, collaboration space

Third floor

  • Library quiet study spaces
  • English department
  • Library administration
  • Digital Media Services

Visit us at all of our Central Piedmont locations or online at

Parking at Central Piedmont

Welcome to the new semester!

Please consider carpooling or using public transportation, and plan to arrive early to campus to allow enough time to park and find your class. Traffic is heavy during this time of the year, and there are construction and maintenance projects on most CPCC campuses – particularly Central Campus – that could cause issues. We strongly encourage you to carpool or use public transportation as Central Campus traffic volumes adjust during the first two weeks of class (please see the CATS / CPCC transportation “cheat sheet” at the bottom of this message and attached)

Also, consider visiting your campus ahead of time to get comfortable with your parking and classroom locations before classes start if this will be your first semester with the college.

Download the CPCC app to see all CPCC campus maps – or go directly to the Central Campus map for more specific information – and follow #cpccparking on Twitter.

Here are the latest updates (please see the Central Campus map for locations of parking decks and lots):

    • Central Campus parking deck #2 – 1108 Charlottetowne Ave.
    • Central Campus parking deck #3 – 1345 E. 4th St.
    • Central Campus parking deck #4 – 1225 E. 4th St.
  • PARKING DECK CLOSURE: As a reminder, the parking deck located at the corner of 7th Street and Charlottetowne Ave. (parking deck #1), will remain closed until further notice while maintenance work continues.
  • PARKING DECK / LOT AVAILABILITY: To help with the need for parking spaces on Central Campus, students can park in any of the other decks and in all surface lots. The only exceptions are spaces that require a handicap permit,  visitor spaces, and designated maintenance vehicle or administration spaces. Also, students may not park in the SunTrust bank lot or risk having your car towed.

Get your parking decal. Local businesses strictly enforce towing. Student parking decals are available at any campus Cashiering office during regular operating hours. All Cashiering offices will have extended hours the first two weeks of the term (Jan. 14–24). During that time, the hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday. Parking decals must be displayed by Thursday, Jan. 31.

If you have any questions, please contact the CPCC Information Center at 704.330.2722 (CPCC).

Have a great semester!

Government Partial Shutdown Impacting Financial Aid Application Process

The national electronic financial aid application process is being impacted by the partial shutdown of the federal government. We’re making every effort we can to determine student eligibility. As a courtesy for students selected for verification (the process used to confirm that the data reported on your financial aid application is accurate) we’ll extend the time you’re given to submit the required documents.

If you have questions, call the CPCC Financial Aid / Veterans Affairs office at 704.330.6942.

We look forward to a great spring semester, and we encourage all students to continue to register.

Please remember, all financial aid awards are subject to verification for accuracy. Adjustments may be needed after documents are submitted.

You Can Now use $100* of Financial Aid for Bookstore Clothing and Food!

As of the spring 2019 semester, you can use up to $100 (*including tax) of your financial aid each semester to buy these items at the Barnes & Noble Central Piedmont Bookstores:

  • Food/drinks
  • Health/beauty/toiletry items
  • Clothing with Central Piedmont logo

Other items already available for purchase with financial aid:

  • One Chromebook every two years
  • Bus passes ($200 per semester; only at Central and Cato Campus stores)
  • Backpacks (up to $55 value)

Excluded items:

  • Electronics
  • Software, computer accessories | 704.330.6942 |


Construction at Merancas Campus

Construction on the new Merancas Campus classroom building will begin on Jan. 3. The driveway and two small parking lots in front of the Claytor building will be fenced off on Jan. 3, and remain closed to employees and students for the duration of the building project. Employees and students will need to park at the TS building or the CJ building.

Construction traffic will enter to the campus by the new Lake Norman Charter and exit the campus at the main drive in front of Claytor.

Thank you for your patience as this exciting construction project gets underway. If you have any questions, please contact Facilities Services at 704-330-6000.