Safe College – Active shooter preparedness

We hope you’re off to a great start with the new semester! We want you to know campus safety is the top priority of Central Piedmont’s College Security Services team and Emergency Management staff.

Thank you for taking part in Wednesday’s classroom phone paging system test. We will periodically test our emergency communication channels as part of our preparations for potential emergency situations.

We take this opportunity to remind you of the information available on the college’s website about What To Do In An Emergency, for situations including an active shooter, severe weather, fire, and more. The college has a short, safety video we want you to watch now about what to do in those kinds of emergencies.

If there’s an active shooter on or near a Central Piedmont campus, would you know what to do? It’s incredibly important for employees and students to be prepared. Please also take a moment today to watch this powerful video to learn more 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. If a campus goes on lockdown, you should immediately find a way to secure yourself, whether that means run, hide, or fight. Here’s more information:

RUN:

  • If you are outside or feel that it is safe to do so, exit the area and move away from danger to take protective cover.

HIDE:

  • If you are in a building and/or unsure of the location of the shooter, find the nearest classroom or safe area to securely hide.
  • Close and lock the door, close the blinds, find a spot in the room to hide away from the windows and doors, and remain quiet and calm.
  • If the door does not lock, use items from the room to attempt to barricade the door or hide behind.
  • DO NOT answer the door for anyone except first responders.

FIGHT:

  • This is a last resort. If you come into direct contact with the shooter, use the means at your disposal to fight and attempt to stop the individual.

The college relies on its students and employees to be the eyes and ears of the college, so if you see something, say something. Please program the Central Piedmont College Security Services phone number, 704.330.6911, into your mobile phone and call if there’s ever a concern of an immediate threat. If you know of behavior that is concerning or disruptive to the college community, please learn more about counseling service referrals or how to submit a report 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 Academic Affairs. Here are multiple ways to contact College Security if you have additional concerns: 

Contact College Security Services:

  • Emergency 704.330.6911
  • Non-Emergency 704.330.6632
  • Text-2-Tip Text to 67283: Start your message with “CPCCTIP” and provide your security concern/tip

Spring semester test of the classroom phone paging system

The college-wide phone system in classrooms has the capability to turn each phone handset into a paging speaker. In an urgent situation, the college can page classrooms phones at once, by campus. Please be aware that we will test this phone paging system and the college website on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m.

This is also a great time to take a moment to confirm or update your mobile phone number and other contact information in our Critical Alert emergency text/phone/email system. It’s important to keep your contact info updated, because this is how the college will contact you if classes are cancelled or impacted due to inclement weather or if there’s an emergency situation.

  • Use your Central Piedmont login and password at cpcc.regroup.com.
  • To add text/call information, scroll down to the “PHONE NUMBERS” section and look for the “+ Add New Phone Number” option below any existing phone numbers.
  • To delete an incorrect phone number, select the trash can icon to the right of it.

Please note that you cannot opt out of Critical Alert notification emails to your Central Piedmont account because your college email is the official channel of communication.

North Classroom Building ready to welcome students on Central Campus

Central Piedmont is excited to announce that its new North Classroom Building, located on Central Campus, is open and ready to welcome students in time for the spring 2020 semester.

If you’re taking classes on Central Campus this spring, please be sure to check your schedule to see if you have any classes in the North Classroom Building. (If so, the class location will be listed as “North Clas” on your schedule.)

North Classroom Building

Class schedule
North Classroom Building

To see where the North Classroom Building is located, view the Central Campus Map.

Memorial Stadium Construction to Impact Parking at Central Campus

Please note, the renovation and re-construction of the American Legion Memorial Stadium adjacent to Central Campus will begin this Thursday, Sept. 19, at 10 p.m. The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department is undertaking this large-scale project.

As a result of this project, the following parking lots and parking spaces will be impacted or closed, beginning Thursday night:

  • The majority of Lot 7, located at the corner of North Kings Dr. and East Seventh St., will be closed. (Some spaces near the culinary arts center will remain open.)
  • The stadium’s accessible parking spaces on Armory Drive, near Charlottetowne Ave. will be closed.

For alternative parking options, please consult the Central Campus Parking map. As a reminder, Deck 1, located at the corner of East Seventh St. and Charlottetowne Ave., is now open and available for use. Also, additional accessible parking areas are available in Deck 1 and in Lot 5, near Central High.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter. Please plan accordingly, and give yourself plenty of time to park your vehicle and get to class. If you have any questions, please contact Central Piedmont Facilities at 704.330.6000.

Safe College – Active Shooter Preparedness

We hope you’re off to a great start with the new semester! We want you to know campus safety is the top priority of Central Piedmont’s College Security Services team and Emergency Management staff.

Thank you for taking part in the Aug. 21 classroom phone paging system test. We will periodically test our emergency communication channels as part of our preparations for potential emergency situations.

We take this opportunity to remind you of the information available on the college’s website about What To Do In An Emergency, for situations including an active shooter, severe weather, fire, and more. The college has a short, safety video we want you to watch now about what to do in those kinds of emergencies.

If there’s an active shooter on or near a Central Piedmont campus, would you know what to do? It’s incredibly important for employees and students to be prepared. Please also take a moment today to watch this powerful video to learn more 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.

If a campus goes on lockdown, you should immediately find a way to secure yourself, whether that means run, hide, or fight. Here’s more information:

RUN:

  • If you are outside or feel that it is safe to do so, exit the area and move away from danger to take protective cover.

HIDE:

  • If you are in a building and/or unsure of the location of the shooter, find the nearest classroom or safe area to securely hide.
  • Close and lock the door, close the blinds, find a spot in the room to hide away from the windows and doors, and remain quiet and calm.
  • If the door does not lock, use items from the room to attempt to barricade the door or hide behind.
  • DO NOT answer the door for anyone except first responders.

FIGHT:

  • This is a last resort. If you come into direct contact with the shooter, use the means at your disposal to fight and attempt to stop the individual.

The college relies on its students and employees to be the eyes and ears of the college, so if you see something, say something. Please program the Central Piedmont College Security Services phone number, 704.330.6911, into your mobile phone and call if there’s ever a concern of an immediate threat.

If you know of behavior that is concerning or disruptive to the college community, please learn more about counseling service referrals or how to submit a report 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 Academic Affairs.

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

Contact College Security Services:

  • Emergency
    704.330.6911
  • Non-Emergency
    704.330.6632
  • Text-2-Tip
    Text to 67283: Start your message with “CPCCTIP” and provide your security concern/tip

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.

Parking Deck 1/Parking on Central Campus

Central Campus Student Parking Deck 1, located at the corner of Charlottetowne Avenue and 7th Street, will remain closed for ongoing repairs throughout the fall semester.

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 and visitor spaces.

Students should avoid parking on side streets around campus. At the same time, students who drive to campus should arrive well in advance of their first class to given themselves plenty of time to find a parking space. Students who can carpool or use public transportation are encouraged to do so.

Dr. D is Dancing for Opportunity!

Dr. D is dancing for opportunity!

Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, president of CPCC, is participating in the Charlotte Ballet’s upcoming Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte Gala on March 3, 2018.

The event pairs local stars from some of Charlotte’s most esteemed corporations and educational institutions with professional dancers from the Charlotte Ballet to raise funds for local charities. Dr. Deitemeyer will be on “Team Kandi & James,” competing to raise funds for CPCC’s Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. Find more information here. 

For those interested in sharing information about this fundraising event on their own social media channels, view the online social media toolkit at the bottom of the Foundation’s Web page.

 

Part of CPCC Lane Near the CPCC Levine Campus to Permanently Close Sept. 7

Crews working on the Monroe Expressway project will permanently close CPCC Lane to through traffic at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, weather permitting. Construction

Once the closure is in place, motorists will not be able to access CPCC Lane from U.S. 74 (Independence Blvd.). A cul-de-sac will be built at the end of the road as part of its final configuration. Advance warning signs are currently in place to notify motorists of the new pattern.

Updated directions to Levine Campus

The CPCC Levine Campus’ physical address is: 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, NC 28105

Levine construction map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campus Ridge Rd. remains accessible from Monroe Rd.

To access Campus Ridge Rd. from Independence Blvd. (Hwy. 74):

  • Continue on Independence Blvd./Hwy 74 past CPCC Lane
  • Take a RIGHT at the first traffic light onto Stallings Road
  • Take a RIGHT at the first traffic light onto Matthews Indian Trail Road
  • Take a LEFT at the end of road onto CPCC Lane
  • Continue to campus parking as normal

Please leave early when coming to campus to allow additional time in case of traffic issues or congestion with this new road closure.

View more information from the NC Department of Transportation.

For updates, visit cpcc.edu.

Make Sure You Pay On Time or You May Lose Your Classes

Please find below, your payment due dates for your classes:

If you registered for fall 2016 curriculum classes…

  • …between April 22 and June 24, your payment is due no later than July 11.
  • …between July 1 and July 15, your payment is due no later than July 18.
  • …between July 16 and July 22, your payment is due no later than July 25.
  • …between July 23 and July 29, your payment is due no later than August 1.
  • …between July 30 and August 5, your payment is due no later than August 8.
  • between August 6 and August 16, payment for all fall term registrations is due at the time of registration.
  • …between August 17 and August 26, your payment is due no later than August 29.

After the start of the curriculum term, payment must be received by Monday of the week following your registration. Your classes may be cancelled if your payment is not received by the applicable deadline date.

CPCC Will Be Closed Dec. 22, 2015 – Jan. 4, 2016.

Please note that all CPCC campuses will be closed for the holidays beginning December 22. All CPCC campus locations will resume normal operating hours on Monday, Jan. 4. Even though the college will be closed, you can still register for classes at www.cpcc.edu.

We wish you a happy holiday and look forward to serving you in the new year.