Applications Available For Student Leadership Conference

Each spring, the Office of Student Life takes a group of students for a weekend-long leadership training. The Student Leadership Conference provides an exceptional learning opportunity for student leaders who are involved in or are interested in a leadership role in any campus student organization. A powerful growth experience awaits you — are you ready?

The Leadership Conference is designed to:

  • recruit quality student leaders for the upcoming academic year
  • create camaraderie and teamwork among student leaders
  • reduce cultural barriers among student leaders.
  • give all participants an opportunity for personal growth and development

You can expect to be introduced to experiences to help you become more self-affirming, self-directed, open, and empathetic in your communication with others, and aware of strategies for planning and implementing campus activities.

The three-day training workshop will include mini-lectures, group activities, small group discussions and sharing, directed conversations, team-building activities, and informal interaction with fellow participants and faculty/staff facilitators.

Applications are available in any Student Life Office at any campus. A $20 refundable application fee applies. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 6.

Elevate Your Career – The Spring Job Search Starts Now!

For new graduates, the average time span from an interview to a job offer is 24 days. This means students need to begin their spring job search now.  Career Services is hosting the following events to help you elevate your career:

Career Fair 2020 – Thursday, March 5th, 11 am-2 pm, Central Campus, Worrell Gym. The Career Fair is the college’s largest recruiting event and will feature 70+ employers seeking to hire for full-time and part-time positions.

What’s Next Events

Drop-in for help with “what’s next” after graduation, whether you are still deciding about your major when you transfer or need quick help with your resume, job search, and making the most of the career fair. 


Tuesday, February 18


Check-in at Student Success Desk,

Cato 1 Lobby


Wednesday, February 19


Central High, Room 122


Tuesday, February 18

10:00 – 1:00

H4, Room 117


Thursday, February 20


Harris 1 Atrium


Wednesday, February 19


Library, LV2601


Tuesday, February 18


Claytor 1123


“Let’s Talk About Financial Aid” Workshops Now Available to Students

Did you know the month of February is also Financial Aid Awareness Month?

There are plenty of overlooked financing options you can use to reduce the costs of your education. Attend a “Let’s Talk About Financial Aid” workshop on your campus to learn more.

There are several sessions available throughout February. Click here for details on available sessions near you!

Transfer Tuesdays

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – February 11, 2020

Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center hosts admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit Central Piedmont to talk with prospective transfer students.  For the full calendar of Spring 2020 attendees, please visit us online.

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • UNC Charlotte
  • Carolinas College of Health Sciences
  • Winston Salem State University

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby — 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • East Carolina University

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

  • UNC Greensboro

Merancas Campus – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Pfeiffer University

Meet one-on-one with a representative from Transfer Admissions at UNC Charlotte. Get your questions answered about the following:

  • Housing
  • Scholarships
  • Admissions requirements
  • Major requirements/advising questions
  • And more!

Meet with a UNC Charlotte Admissions representative – Central Campus

  • Tuesday, February 11th
  • Tuesday, March 17th
  • Tuesday, April 7th

Sign up using this linkRegistration is required

Get Plugged In: Hundreds of Unique Experiences Available for Students

Central Piedmont offers you a ton of ways to get involved, make friends, do good for others, and have fun. While we offer hundreds of unique experiences on each campus during the semester (calendar of events), here are the Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Week.

  1. Student Resource Day (City View Campus):  Join us on Thursday, February 6th (11am-1pm) where representatives from several student service departments will be present and available to speak with you! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the services you need.
  2. Level Up Personal Enrichment (Levine Campus): Level Up is an exciting new enrichment series developed to provide students opportunities for personal growth beyond the classroom. Through various interactive activities and training sessions, students will gain a greater awareness of self and develop a deeper understanding of their impact on others. If you’re ready to challenge yourself beyond your comfort zone, meet new people and begin a guided journey towards self-awareness and personal development, this program is for you! Sessions held from 11am – 1pm on the first Friday of each month of the school year beginning in September and ending in April. There are 20 spots available and students will be required to register on a first-come, first-serve basis. Certificates of completion will be awarded to students who complete all 8 sessions. Remaining Spring Semester Meeting Dates: 2/7, 3/6, 4/3. Contact Nakeshia Staley to register.
  3. Black History Film Screening (Levine Campus): We invite students, faculty, and staff to join us on Monday, February 10 (3:30pm-5:30pm) and February 12 (3:30pm-5:30pm) to watch the movie “When They See Us”.  This will allow the opportunity to learn, discuss, and reflect on the criminalization of black and brown bodies, history of black suppression, and current social systems. A discussion and reflection will follow each episode. Students who attend at least two of the screenings will be credited 3 hours for community engagement through the Office of Service-Learning.
  4. Gender Identity Pronouns (Cato Campus): How would you like to be identified? Join us in Cato III Atrium on Monday, February 10 (10am-1pm) to create your own pronoun button and get to know your peers in the process.
  5. Seat @ the Table (Central Campus): Visit us on Wednesday, February 12 (12:30-1:30pm) for our Seat at the Table program.  It is a program created for students, faculty, and staff to have conversations that relate to their every-day lives outside of work and the classroom. Friendships, mental illness, love, forgiveness, and sex are among the many topics that will be held at the “dinner table” on Wednesdays at 12:30pm in Overcash 242. All of Central Piedmonts’s community are welcome to take a seat. Contact Nawje Samuda if you have any questions.



Please visit our websites for complete information about the Offices of Student Life & Service-Learning.

5 Unexpected Ways to Save on College Costs

At first glance, college can appear to be an unaffordable venture. The average cost of a four-year school in the Charlotte area is more than $22,000 for the first year alone (based on colleges accredited by SACS-COC).

While scholarships and financial aid are usually the first options that come to mind to help pay for college, there are a variety of options to help students attend college without fear of not being able to afford it.

Learn more about the 5 unexpected ways students can save thousands on their education.

Central Piedmont Alumna Patsy Montesinos named one of five 2019–2020 ProPublica Emerging Reporters

Congratulations to Central Piedmont alumna Patsy Montesinos who was recently selected as one of five young journalists from over 150 candidates to participate in the ProPublica Emerging Reporters program. The ProPublica Emerging Reporters program intends to make college journalism accessible to students for whom it would otherwise be economically out of reach.

ProPublica, an independent nonprofit newsroom’s program in its fifth year, recently afforded Patsy the opportunity to network and learn from reporters in newsrooms at The New York Times, Buzzfeed, WNYC and ProPublica over the course of three days.

Originally encouraged to consider UNC-Chapel Hill by Carolina alumna Amanda Capobianchi, Ph.D., associate dean for Student Life, Montesinos began attending UNC as a Covenant Scholar in the fall of 2018.

Currently, a UNC Hussman broadcast and video student, Patsy is thriving will also have the opportunity to attend the 2020 NICAR Conference devoted to data journalism this March in New Orleans.

View the full article here.

Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Coming Week

Student Life Group shot

Central Piedmont offers you a ton of ways to get involved, make friends, do good for others, and have fun. While we offer hundreds of unique experiences on each campus during the semester – check out the full calendar of events – here are the Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Week.

  1. Blood Drive (Merancas Campus):  Student Life is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, January 22nd from 10 am-2 pm. Walk-ins are welcome or you can sign up in advance in either the SGA or Student Life Office (TS 231/TS 230) or by emailing Cassie Sinkovitz. All donors will receive a FREE T-SHIRT and refreshments. Contact:
  2. Welcome Week (Central Campus): Goals and Candy, Wednesday, January 22nd from 9:30-11 am, Therapy Dog Visit, Thursday, January 23rd from 11 am-12:30 pm in the Worrell Lobby.
  3. Week of Welcome (Cato Campus): Make Your Own Keychain, Wednesday, January 22nd from 11 am-1 pm (Cato 3 Lounge), WOW Game Truck, Thursday, January 23rd from 12-2 pm (Front of Cato 3).
  4. Warm-Up Wednesday (Merancas): Wednesday, January 22nd from 9:30-11:30 am, grab some free coffee and enjoy conversations with your fellow students.
  5. Student Resource Day (Harper Campus): Join us on the first-floor lobby to learn about resources offered for students at Harper campus on Tuesday, January 28th from 11:30-1:30 pm.

Please visit Student Life & Service-Learning to learn more about how to get plugged in!

Welcome to the spring 2020 semester!

Thank you for using your Central Piedmont e-mail account; it is the official means of college communication to you, so please check your account often.

As we gear up for the spring 2020 semester, we want to share some important reminders to help you during the first week of class. Remember, Central Piedmont is a tobacco-free college. All tobacco products (including anything resembling tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes) are not allowed anywhere at all times. Thanks for your cooperation.

Please note there are still construction projects going on around Central Piedmont’s campuses, so please follow all construction signs: Be alert and watch out around you. Consider removing earbuds and headphones while on campus walkways and when crossing the street.

 Here are the top five things you really need to know to be prepared for the new semester:

1. Attend class on the first day.

Download the Central Piedmont app and use your Central Piedmont login to view your class schedule from My College (or go to My College to print your schedule). Bring a copy of your class schedule to ensure that the location has not changed. Pay attention to both the campus and building names for your classes. Look for information tables on campus to help you locate your classrooms or answer questions. PLEASE NOTE: Tuesday, Jan. 14  is the last day to add a full semester class without permission. Another twelve-week session begins Monday, Feb. 12, and the second eight-week short session begins Monday, March 16. Check My College for course availability.

  • CENTRAL CAMPUS LIBRARY: The Library has moved across the quad (to 1241 Charlottetowne Ave.) to make way for construction of the new Central Campus Library and Student Success Center. 
  • NORTH CLASSROOM BUILDING: Located on the quad between Giles and the Library, the new North Classroom Building is open and ready to welcome students.   

2. Use your Central Piedmont Login to access My College.

Access My College to find important information, such as your class schedule; residency status; priority registration dates; enrollment verification; critical alert information; your student ID number; and much more! Student IDs can be made at any Central Piedmont campus.

3. Pay your tuition the same day you register to avoid being dropped from your classes.

Payment is due the day of registration. For payment information (including rates, fees, and dates), visit Central Piedmont Cashiering. Log into My College to view your spring 2020 tuition bill.

4. Get your student ID.

You will need your student ID to check out materials from the Library, use the testing and fitness centers, or access the computer labs on campus. Student Identification Card information is available online and ID cards can be made at all campuses. 

5. Read Central Piedmont Today.

Central Piedmont Today is your student e-newsletter sent to your college email every Wednesday, or read it via the Central Piedmont app. Central Piedmont Today covers a wide range of useful information from registration, parking, and payment to important dates and events.

We are here to help you, and we are ready to help you reach your academic goals. If you have any questions, call the Central Piedmont Information Center at 704.330.2722 or visit the Student Success Center at any campus.

 Enrollment and Student Services

Hotspot Checkouts to End, Learn About Low-Cost Internet Service

Central Piedmont Library will be ending the checkout of hotspots after the end of the fall 2019 semester. Hotspots will be not available after December 11, 2019. Information about low-cost Internet service can be found here: Lifeline is the FCC’s program to help make communications services more affordable for eligible consumers.

Complete the FAFSA by April 1

The Office of Financial Aid makes every effort to help you and your family secure the funding you need to become a part of our Central Piedmont family. To be considered for the most aid, we strongly encourage our students and parents to complete the FAFSA and all requirements by April 1 of each year.  We have started processing financial aid for the 2019-20 academic year. Check your Financial Aid Self-Service.  If you need additional documentation, bring in your documentation now. The earlier you submit your documentation, the earlier you can be awarded.


Interested in Financial Aid? The 2019-2020 FAFSA is Now Available!

The 2019-20 FAFSA® now available! Interested in financial aid for Fall 2019 through Summer 2020? Complete the 2019-20 FAFSA® as soon as possible to ensure maximum opportunity to access the best financial aid.

Need assistance completing your FAFSA application? We’re here to help! Come to FAFSA on Fridays, from 9 a.m. to noon, or see a Financial Aid representative for assistance. Bring your parent(s) and tax transcripts and sit down with a Financial Aid staff member to discuss your questions and complete your application. For the 2018-19 year, the tax filing year in question and income information should be from 2016. For the 2019-20 year, the tax filing year in question and income information should be from 2017.

Do not hesitate to call us at 704.330.6942 with any questions you may have.


CPCC Library Book Sale

Need something to read? The CPCC Central Library will be having its fall book sale soon!

WHEN: Oct. 24 and 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: In front of the Central Campus Library.

Additionally, all other campus libraries will have their book sales going on during regular library hours –

All proceeds from the book sale go to the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. To learn more about the scholarship, visit


Welcome to the Fall 2015 Semester from CPCC Libraries!

Welcome to the 2015 fall semester!  Hopefully, you had a chance to get settled into classes during the past week.  With the beginning of a new semester, we’d just like to take some time to remind you of a few of the services that the library has to offer, as well as highlight a few recent changes.

Books and More!

As always, the library wants to help out with your research and educational needs.  To that end, we provide access to a wide variety of resources, both in print and online.

To find out what books or DVDs are available in the library (or in electronic format), check out the online library catalog.

If you are looking for research articles or educational online videos, have a look at our Research Resources.

Need help using either one of these resources?  Don’t be afraid to Ask a Librarian!  Library staff are available to help in person, over the phone or online.

Online book renewals, which were not working during the spring and summer sessions this year, are now once again working!

Study Space?  We Have That!

Need a quiet place to study?  All CPCC campus libraries have dedicated quite study spaces.  Additionally, Central, Cato and Levine campuses have study rooms available. You can book these study rooms yourself online. Book early though, as they tend to fill up quickly!

We hope everyone has a great semester!