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.

In the Event of an Emergency, What Should You Do?

CPCC’s Safe College team was created to assess various risks at the college and to help maintain a safe learning and working environment for CPCC’s staff and students. 

To help the college achieve this goal, the team members collaborated this past fall to create a “CPCC Emergency Procedures” poster, a visual aid that will be posted in all CPCC classrooms, buildings, digital kiosks and parking garages beginning December 2015. The rollout will take place in classrooms first.

The poster lists contact information and instructs staff and students on how to respond in the event of an emergency, such as a gas leak, fire, medical emergency or active shooter on campus.

As the poster project rolls out, Safe College encourages you to view a larger image of the poster here to familiarize yourself with its look and content, and thanks you in advance for taking an active role in keeping our college campuses safe and secure.

 

 

Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, Will Be CPCC Graduation Speaker

Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will serve as CPCC’s 2015 graduation speaker.

Jill Biden

Jill Biden

Dr. Biden will address CPCC’s graduates at the May 14 ceremony, planned for 4 p.m., at the Bojangles’ Coliseum, in Charlotte, N.C. The college anticipates as many as 1,800 students will graduate in May, with approximately 800 participating in the ceremony.

Dr. Biden is a mother and grandmother, a lifelong educator, a proud Blue Star mom, and an active member of her community. As Second Lady, Dr. Biden works to bring attention to the sacrifices made by military families, to highlight the importance of community colleges to America’s future, and to raise awareness around areas of particular importance to women, including breast cancer prevention, all while continuing to teach full-time as a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College.
Dr. Biden has proclaimed community colleges as “one of America’s best-kept secrets.” As a teacher, she sees how community colleges have changed the lives of so many of her students for the better. As Second Lady, she works to underscore the critical role of community colleges in creating the best, most-educated workforce in the world. In 2012, she traveled across the U.S. as part of the “Community College to Career” tour to highlight successful industry partnerships between community colleges and employers. In the fall of 2010, she hosted the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges with President Obama, and she continues to work on this outreach on behalf of the Administration – frequently visiting campuses, meeting with students and teachers, as well as industry representatives around the country.
“We could not be happier to have Dr. Jill Biden as our 2015 graduation speaker,” said Dr. Tony Zeiss, CPCC president. “Dr. Biden will speak directly to our graduates’ hopes and aspirations and the challenges they have faced along the way. She will know our students well because she has taught so many community college students in her career as an educator. She also brings a national perspective on the value of the nation’s community colleges. Our graduates and their families will be enriched by Dr. Biden’s address.”
Dr. Biden has been an educator for more than three decades. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., she taught English at a community college in Delaware, a public high school and a psychiatric hospital for adolescents. She earned her doctorate in education from the University of Delaware in 2007. Her dissertation focused on maximizing student retention in community colleges. She also has two master’s degrees — both of which she earned while working and raising a family.
Dr. Biden and the Vice President have three adult children, all of whom are married, and five grandchildren.

Priority Registration Starts This Week!

Remember to register early for the best selection!  Summer 2015 Priority Registration

Priority registration is for currently enrolled SPRING* students in degree, diploma or certificate programs with:

  • 50+ completed* credit hours April 24 (noon)
  • Active Military and Veterans April 25 (7:30 a.m.)
  • 30-49 completed* credit hours April 27 (7:30 a.m.)
  • 10-29 completed* credit hours April 28 (7:30 a.m.)
  • 0-9 completed* credit hours April 29 (7:30 a.m.)
  • All other currently enrolled April 30 (7:30 a.m.)

Open registration for summer and fall 2015 begins May 4. For more information, call 704.330.2722 or visit www.cpcc.edu/admissions.

Note: Corporate and Continuing Education registration for summer classes begins April 24 and is ongoing throughout the term. For more information, call 704.330.4223.

Skyline Run is Saturday Morning, Students Asked to Arrive Early for Class

This Saturday, April 25, CPCC will host its annual Charlotte Skyline Run, a fundraising event that supports student scholarships and other student needs at CPCC.

As a result of the race, several streets around Central Campus will be closed, impacting the commute of students enrolled in Saturday morning classes.

With this in mind, CPCC College Security recommends students arrive on campus early to ensure they can park and get to class on time. Please consider parking in the following locations:

  • From the east: Take Independence Blvd. Take the Charlottetowne exit and park in the Facilities Services Parking Lot, located at E. 7th Street and Central Ave. Student Deck 3 or Student Parking Lot 6, next to Memorial Stadium, may be accessible depending on runner traffic.
  • From the north, south or west: Park in the Administrative Building parking area. Student Parking Deck 1 and 2 may be more easily accessible after 8:30 a.m.

For parking locations, view the Central Campus map.

 

Active Shooter Preparedness: College Security and CPCC Emergency Management

Run Hide FightCampus safety is the top priority of CPCC’s College Security team and the college’s Emergency Risk Management. Our thoughts are with our North Carolina Community College System colleagues and students at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro following a fatal shooting on that campus on April 13.

We want to take this opportunity to remind employees and students about 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. Be sure to read all the way down to the bottom of the page for the full list of essential instructions.

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 learn about “Run. Hide. Fight.®” and watch the powerful video at the bottom of the page about what to do if an active shooter is on campus or in a building where you are.

For more information about emergency preparedness at CPCC, please visit: www.cpcc.edu/enterprise-risk-management/business-continuity/emergency-management.

Student Parking Deck #3 to Close April 11

On Saturday, April 11, Student Parking Deck #3 (located at the corner of Charlottetowne Ave. and E. 7th St.) will be closed until around 5 p.m. for maintenance related activities. Students should plan to park in Student Deck 1, ConstructionStudent Deck 2 or one of the surface lots. The deck will re-open in late afternoon and be available for any Sensoria related activities.