New Central Piedmont Rewards Offers

Two new rewards have been added to Central Piedmont Rewards.

• ShareTea – 1204 Central Ave. Unit 102
Receive 15% off all items.
Must provide a valid student or employee ID to get 15% off full-priced merchandise.

• Bishop Cut & Color
GRAND OPENING SPECIAL! FREE HAIRCUT through June 15! Bishops Cuts/Color provides on-trend cuts, colors, beard services and shaves to men, women, children, everyone! They are located right around the corner from Central Piedmont’s Central Campus, across from Target (with plenty of parking), and would like to introduce themselves to the surrounding community by offering a FREE HAIRCUT to any first-time customer through June 15.

To receive the free haircut, the individual must present their student or employee ID or name tag. The benefit is not trivial because they are providing the service free of charge, which is a savings of between $17 and $35 depending on the type of haircut requested. Check-in or book online at

Summer Hours For Campus Restaurants

Summer hours for campus restaurant vendors Subway & Taco Del Mar (for all campus locations):

13 – 16 May 2019 (Monday – Thursday):

Subway at Levine Camus … 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Subway at Central Campus … 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sbarro at Central Campus … 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Taco Del Mar will be closed until 15 August 2019

20 May – 16 July 2019 (Monday – Thursday):

Subway at Levine Campus … 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Subway at Central Campus … 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sbarro at Central Campus … 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Disruption to Online Learning Intro May 16 and 17

The Online Learning Intro (OLI) will be unavailable from 7 a.m. on May 16 until 7 a.m. on May 17 – it’s unavailability coincides with the Blackboard maintenance outage. Recall that this is a pre-registration requirement for students new to Central Piedmont online courses and students who have been unsuccessful in all previous Central Piedmont online course attempts within the last three years. If you fall into one of these categories and are planning to register during this time frame, please plan to take the OLI sooner. It shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes to complete and can be taken at any time prior to registration. More information about the OLI, including directions on how to access it, can be found on this page.


College’s Summer Business Hours to Begin Next Week

If you need to make an appointment with a Central Piedmont office this summer, please note – in an effort to save on utilities during the hottest time of the year – the college operates on a four-day, 40-hour work week during the summer.

From Monday, May 13 through Sunday, July 21, the college’s hours of operation will be 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Central Piedmont will be closed Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

We’re here to help with our extended office hours from Monday through Thursday during this time so please make plans to visit us then!

Photos from the College’s New Brand Launch on April 30

What began 15 months ago with the start of a branding and marketing study — and journeyed through the opinions and ideas of more than 3,000 existing and prospective students, parents, faculty and staff, and community members — culminated today in a college-wide celebration, on all six campuses, as Central Piedmont Community College launched its new branding, which includes a new color palette, logo, and website. Students had fun donning their new tees and celebrating the new logo and website during multiple Student Life events.

The New Website is Coming Tuesday (4/30)!

What’s in it for me, as a student?
We’re only days away from the launch of the new website (! It will include a dedicated “Current Students” section that’s accessible from every page on the site. The purpose of the area is to provide quick links to the content and tools you need to be a Central Piedmont student, such as Blackboard, MyCollege, and student email, plus links to support services and ways to get involved at the college. If we missed a link to information you commonly use, just let us know by emailing the Help Desk at

What’s new?
This is not a new surface put on the old website: Central Piedmont teams plowed through the nearly 30,000 pages of content on the current website and create a thoroughly modern, student-focused way to present the information the site visitors needed to know. The new site is just that: completely new.

The look and feel, functionality, and voice of the new website were created with a lot of input from hundreds of faculty, staff, and students like you… from multiple focus groups, to in-person meetings with Student Government Association (SGA) leaders, to surveys all students could use to give feedback. We are confident we heard what you want, and built a new website that will meet — and exceed — your needs.

So come celebrate with us! As a reminder, you’re invited to Central Piedmont’s celebration next Tuesday, April 30, as we launch the college’s new logo, new colors, and the new website ( Here are details:​

Tuesday, April 30

Come see us for giveaways (while supplies last) and fun at all campuses!

Cato: noon – 1 p.m. at Cato III, Patio and Amphitheater

Central: noon – 1 p.m. at Worrell

Harper: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Student Life Hallway

Harris: 6–7 p.m. at Harris I Atrium

Levine: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Levine II Main Entrances

Merancas: noon – 1:30 p.m. at Claytor Courtyard

City View Center: 2–3 p.m. at Room 104

De-Stress with Student Life

Come join Student Life in getting rid of your stress!

We have Yoga scheduled from 3-4 p.m. on Central Campus, in Worrell, Room 2150 on Monday, April 29. (Please bring a yoga mat or comfortable clothing as it will be on the floor.)

We have Cardio Dance scheduled from 3-4 p.m. on Central Campus in Worrell, Room 2150 on Thursday, May 2. (Please dress comfortably, and be ready to dance and move.)

Hope to see you all there!

Graduation Fair to be Held April 30 and May 1

Graduating in May? Attend the Graduation Fair on Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1,Dr D holding diploma t commencement in the Central Campus Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

A Herff Jones representative will be on site both days from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., to help with your cap and gown purchase.

There will be music, fun, and games from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on both days. Also, you’ll have the chance to take pictures with your friends in their cap and gown at the event’s graduation selfie station.

** All eligible students purchasing their cap and gown on these two days will be eligible to enter a drawing for a chance to win one of four gift bags and the GRAND PRIZE!

NC STEM Alliance: Math Success Clinic

Math Success ClinicAll Central Piedmont students are invited to attend our first Math Success Clinic which will focus on factoring as we approach spring 2019 finals. Please see our registration link and flyer below. It is open to all students especially those students in DMA 060, DMA 070, DMA 080, MAT 121 or MAT 171!

Feel free to offer extra credit as we will keep track of attendance. This event will be held on April 25, 2019, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Zeiss Building, Room 1106 on Central Campus. Register today to be entered into a raffle. We hope to see you there!

Know Your Rights! Free Landlord-Tenant Legal Presentation

Renting? Have roommates? Please join Single Stop & the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy for a free legal presentation Consumer Advocacy workshop given by, O’Shauna Hunter, NC Legal Aid housing attorney. Students will learn what to look out for when they are signing a lease, moving out, or having issues with roommates or their landlord. Any questions can be directed to or call the Single Stop office at 704.330.6435.

Thursday, April 25 at 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Central Campus, Worrell, Room 1152


Attend a FREE Shred Event on May 1

Attend a FREE Shred Event on May 1, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Central Campus, Overcash Driveway!

Single Stop wants to help you prevent identity theft by offering to securely shred your personal documents- including old tax returns (>3 years old), credit card offers and statements, bank statements, billing statements, legal papers, etc.

Single Stop wants you to be financially successful and this free shred event is one way to help. Please bring all your unneeded personal financial documents to the event! Just drive through the Overcash Driveway. We will have volunteers there to unload your bags or boxes from your vehicle and empty them into the Iron Mountain Mobile Shred Unit bin for onsite shredding.

If you have any questions, call Single Stop at ext. 6435 or email Wanda Butler at



Affordable Technology On Sale During Science Week 2019

If you are looking for inexpensive refurbished technology, such as a laptop and or a desktop while you are attending Science Week (April 22 – 26), come to the Zeiss Building, Rm. 1102.

The GRID will bring refurbished laptops and desktop systems for purchase. Goodwill created the GRID technology store to provide Charlotte with a central outlet for used technology such as computers, game consoles, software, Raspberry Pi hardware and more. Payment options are limited to VISA, Mastercard and cash. Laptops will be priced between $130 to $200 and Workstations will be priced between $80 to $800. There will be a 30-day option for exchange or repair at The GRID’s discretion. If a return is in order, The GRID will provide credit at The GRID/Goodwill – no cash back. After the warranty, The GRID will offer a lifetime of analysis of any hardware problem at no cost, with modest prices for repairs. The GRID will also bring Raspberry Pi hardware to sell.

Love, Inc., an organization that assists people with services, will be there as well. Love, Inc. is providing refurbished laptops for qualifying Department of Social Services recipients. In other words, if you are currently receiving DSS you can fill out a financial form with Love, Inc. at this event and they will sit down with you to confirm your availability to receive a refurbished laptop. There may be a $35 fee to cover the software on the laptop but that is the only charge. Love, Inc. will have a table where they will discuss requirements one on one. Love, Inc. has formed a network with more than 190 congregations in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Many of those churches have completed a “Time and Talent Survey” of their congregations to determine which volunteer services their members are willing to offer to people in need. When a need referral is made to the Love, Inc. office, it is then assigned to a Love, Inc. volunteer who is willing to do that service through one of the Love, Inc. network churches.

This event is open to everyone. If you have any question please contact Don Michael Jr. at