Transfer Resource Center News

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 fall 2018 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – November 6, 2018
Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.                                          1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Queens University of Charlotte                    Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
East Carolina University                               North Carolina A&T University
Catawba College                                        Warren Wilson College

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Belmont Abbey College
University of South Carolina Upstate
Winthrop University

Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Charlotte

NC STEM Alliance Workshop

All Central Piedmont students are invited to attend this week’s workshop held by the NC group of cartoon people standing togetherSTEM Alliance. The topic this week is: “Introduction to Summer Opportunities.” Come out and be a part of an hour of gaining information about how to apply for different summer opportunities such as undergraduate research, internships, etc. This workshop will be held on November 1, 2018, from 4-5 p.m. on Central Campus in the Zeiss Building, Room 1106. We hope to see you there!

NC STEM Alliance Workshop

All Central Piedmont students are invited to attend this week’s workshop held by the NC STEM Alliance. ResumeThe topic this week is: “STEM Resume Building.” Come out and be a part of an hour of enrichment and learn how to properly construct those resumes for future STEM careers. This workshop will be held on October 25, 2018, from 4-5 p.m. in the Zeiss Building, Room 1106 on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!

Attend Ghouls in Games on Oct. 26

Join us for a night of spooky fun!Ghouls in Games

When:  Friday, October 26, 2018, 4 – 9 p.m.
Where: Central Campus, Worrell Buidling, Room 1140
Admission: $1, or $5 with a slice of pizza

A Halloween Party open to everyone! We’ll have snacks, video games, Horror VR, an art contest and more!  And, be sure to dress up for the costume contest!

CPCC Skyline Run Postponed!

We know fall is such a busy time for families, so after much consideration, we’ve decided to postpone this year’s Skyline Run event until spring 2019.

We’ll send an update as soon as we have a new date for your calendar and hope you’ll plan to join us in the spring.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and we’re already excited to host a great race in the spring to support the scholarship and financial needs of our students.

Please email or call 704.330.6869 with any questions.

Counting Down to Graduation….

The College Graduation Ceremony is 10 a.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Counting down to graduationBojangles’ Coliseum, located at 2700 Independence Boulevard. Graduates should check in at the main entrance of the coliseum at 9 a.m. Invite as many guests as you wish; seating and free parking are first come-first serve. Please check your CPCC email account for more detailed information.

For all College and Career Readiness Graduates, there is a mandatory graduation orientation on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Bojangles’ Coliseum, located at 2700 Independence Boulevard. Graduates must attend the orientation to participate in the ceremony, which will take place at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Bojangles’ Coliseum. 

Invite as many guests as you wish; seating and free parking are first come-first serve.   Please check your CPCC email account for more detailed information.

For questions, call the Graduation Office at 704.330.6312. Be sure to join us on this special day to celebrate your accomplishments!


CPCC Transfer Student is the First to Receive Queens’ Presidential Scholarship

For the first time in history, Queens University of Charlotte awarded a transfer student with the prestigious Presidential Scholarship. Kailee McKenzie Smethers, a graduate from Central Piedmont Community College plans to study interior architect and design. This scholarship covers full tuition for students with superior academic and leadership achievement. Congratulations, Kailee! Watch Kailee’s reaction as we surprised her with the news.

Take Part in a Student Storytelling Event

What brought YOU to CPCC, or where are YOU going when you’re done? Students from many walks of life have interesting stories of how they came to CPCC, and they will go from here to make all kinds of impacts. Do you want to share your story in front of a live audience? All stories will be 4 to 6 minutes long, and the audience will vote for their favorite one. The winner will receive a prize. If you are interested in sharing your story of how you come to CPCC or where you are going, at this storytelling event, you can email Owen Sutkowski ( or drop by anytime between noon and 2 p.m., to an interest meeting on Friday, March 23, in Zeiss, Room 1108. Keep in mind, the actual student storytelling event is on Tuesday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Tate Hall, located in the Overcash Building on Central Campus.

Business & Accounting Student Leadership Series, Session 4: Your Best First Impression

Discipline: Human Resources Management.
Thursday, January 25, 2018; from 2 – 3:15 p.m.
Central Campus, Zeiss Building, Room 1100

Guided by faculty, staff and Charlotte business leaders – each session of the Business & Accounting Student Leadership Series is an immersive experience in a different business and accounting discipline. You will come away with a greater understanding of how the discipline relates to you personally and professionally. The series culminates with Business & Accounting Week – a week-long, deep-dive into hot topics in the business world.

Attend one or all sessions to:
• Sharpen your soft skills
• Network with your peers
• Connect with Charlotte business leaders
• Be recognized at a special session during Business and Accounting Week

For more information, visit:


Student Resources Day

Get information about support services and resources available to help you be a successful student, including your rights and responsibilities. Financial Aid, Counseling/Advising, Career Services, the Library, Student Life, Service-Learning, Family Resource Center, Co-op, and more services will be present! For more information, please contact

Central Campus
Wednesday, January 24
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Overcash Lobby, 2nd floor

Harris Campus
Wednesday, January 24
10 a.m.

City View
Thursday, January 25
10 a.m.

Cato Campus
Thursday. January 25
11 a.m.

Levine Campus
Thursday, January 25
11:30 a.m.

Merancas Campus
Thursday, January 25
11 a.m.

For more information, view the Student Life Calendar of Events.

How to Improve Your Credit: See CPCC Instructor’s Advice on WalletHub

Anne Roberts

Anne Roberts

If you’re hoping your New Year’s resolutions will including improving your finances and your credit score, a CPCC Business and Accounting Division instructor has some advice. Anne Valdes Roberts, CPA, MBA, is part of CPCC’s Accounting and Finance faculty.

She talked with and shared helpful information about how to improve your credit.


Instructions for Friday’s Inauguration Ceremony

As a reminder, students are invited to attend the inauguration of CPCC’s fourth president, Dr. Kandi W. Deitemeyer, scheduled for Friday, November 3, 10:30 a.m. – noon in Halton Theater. Those attending the inauguration ceremony are encouraged to arrive at Halton by 10:15 a.m. to ensure they are seated prior to the procession of dignitaries, faculty and staff into the theater.  Once the procession has entered, guests will be directed to the balcony or one of the overflow locations (Tate Hall and Pease Auditorium). If your instructor is planning on bringing your class to the inauguration, you will be directed to Pease Auditorium in the event you might need to leave at the end of your scheduled class time to exit without disturbing the ceremony.


Join us for Fall into Safety Day on Oct. 25!

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