2020-2021 FAFSA Now Available

Did you know you have to fill out a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year? The 2020–21 FAFSA is now available. If you do not fill out the FAFSA, you risk losing out on money for which you might be eligible. If you need help completing the FAFSA, please join a financial aid representative at one of our FAFSA workshops on Friday, November 22, at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Harris Campus: HI, Room 2238

Cato Campus: CT I, Room 232

Harper Campus: Harper 350

Merancas Campus: CJ, Room 133

Levine Campus: LV, Room 3110

Central Campus: Central High, Room 113

Web Tip Wednesday

website landing pageIn response to student survey feedback, we will provide you with a weekly tip about how to navigate the website (cpcc.edu) to find the information and tools you most need as a Central Piedmont student. Did you know there is a Current Students ‘dashboard’ page? Visit  https://www.cpcc.edu/current-students. You can access this dashboard from the Current Students link in the top right corner on every page of cpcc.edu.

If you don’t see the information you need, or have suggestions for improving the student dashboard page, send an email to helpdesk@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.5000. Check back next Wednesday for another web tip!


Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief Fundraiser

Help us support the victims in the Bahamas who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian by donating to the GoFundMe page of the Buddy Hield Foundation.

Come out to Worrell Lobby on Monday, November 25 from 2 – 4 p.m., to hear more about how your funds support The Bahamas recovery.

Questions? Contact Kiyoshi Roberts at krober43@email.cpcc.edu or Kelvin Chege at kelvin.chege@cpcc.edu.

Learn How To Prepare Nutritional Food

Cooking and access to nutritional food can be a challenge to college students. Come learn the basics of preparing healthy meals with items from our very own campus food pantry.

Join Service-Learning and the Central Piedmont Hospitality department on November 20 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., on Central Campus in Zeiss, Room 1102. Contact kelvin.chege@cpcc.edu for more information.

Tour UNC Charlotte with the Student Life Team

Student Life is offering to take currently registered Central Piedmont students to UNC Charlotte for a campus tour on Thursday, November 21. We will leave from Central Campus at 1:30 p.m., and should return by 5:30 p.m. We will use the free Connector Bus to the Transit Station, and then Student Life will pay for students to ride the light rail to UNCC and back. A limited number of students are able to go, so first come first serve!

Interested students should complete and submit the google form below:


New Videos from Films on Demand

Films on Demand, a streaming video platform that Central Piedmont Library subscribes to, contains thousands of educational videos. In the month of October, Films on Demand added more than 200 new videos to their collection. These new videos cover a wide range of subjects including business, politics, history, education, culture, and science.

Of particular note are the following new videos:

  • Reconstruction: America After the Civil War – This PBS series, hosted by historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presents the definitive history of the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself.
  • Marvel – Marvel are the superheroes of the entertainment world, but just three decades ago the company was on the brink of collapse, forced into an all-out war to survive. Former insiders give a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Marvel Universe and how the company fought its way back to the top.
  • Facebookistan – We voluntarily share information on our Facebook walls, and by signing their Terms of Service, we have voluntarily allowed Facebook to use this information for whatever the company finds useful. This film investigates the paradox of a social media that promotes openness, transparency which encourages all of us to share but which as a company, reveals little of itself to the 1.4 billion people who use its services daily.

Drama Students to Present One-Act Plays

Central Piedmont Drama students will present several one act plays this semester at the Central and Levine campuses.

November 13 at 2 p.m.: An Afternoon of One Acts:  “Gorilla Gorilla” and “The Bear” in the Overcash Food court/ Commons Area

November 20 at 2 p.m.: Another Afternoon of One Acts: “The Marriage Proposal” in the Overcash Food court/Commons Area

December 4 at 10:30 a.m.: A Morning One Act: “The Zoo Story” In Overcash, Room 300

December 6 & 7 at 7:30 p.m.: A Complete Evening of One Acts: “Gorilla Gorilla”, “The Bear”, “The Marriage Proposal” and “The Zoo Story” Levine Campus Georgia Tucker Fine Arts Hall

All performances are FREE!

For additional information, contact Tom Hollis at 704.330.6835 or at tom.hollis@cpcc.edu.

Blood Drive on Nov. 12

Join OneBlood and Central Piedmont’s Service-Learning department to donate blood on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., and be someone’s miracle. All donors will receive a FREE OneBlood Fleece Blanket and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening.

To make an appointment, please visit www.oneblood.org/donate-now and use sponsor code #44503. Walk-ins are welcome!


Finals Got You Stressed? Attend De-Stress-A-Palooza on Nov. 13

Nov. 13, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Central Campus, Worrell, Lobby

  • Canvas Painting – paint your happy place
  • Board games and puzzles
  • Make slime and stress balls
  • Counseling Resources for time management and test-taking strategies
  • Meme Caption Contest


  • Guided Meditation, 11 – 11:30 a.m. (Worrell, Room 1112) and 3 – 3:30 p.m. (Worrell, Room 1152)
  • Video Games, 2 -4 p.m. (Worrell, Room 1140)

Refreshments provided.
Questions? Call 704.330.2722, ext. 3243

Powering a Stronger Future at Central Piedmont

Powering a Stronger FutureStudents are at the heart of Powering a Stronger Future, Central Piedmont’s recently launched $40 million campaign – the most ambitious, comprehensive fundraising campaign in the college’s history.

We believe in the power of education to change lives and strengthen our community. Five campaign priorities ensure the college’s ability to be singularly focused on student success:

  • Removing Financial Barriers and Expanding Access to Opportunity
  • Supporting Student Success, Equity, and Engagement
  • Ensuring Instructional Excellence and Relevance
  • Fostering Economic Mobility and Responding to Community Needs
  • Responding to Present and Emergency Needs

For more information about the campaign and to meet some of the students and alumni who are helping to tell Central Piedmont’s story by sharing their own stories, visit our website at cpccfoundation.org/campaign.

Encourage your family and friends to connect with us on social media and follow our campaign progress. Also, be sure to follow #aStrongerFuture on your social media platforms to see the campaign’s latest news and accomplishments.


NC STEM Alliance Workshop

Career panelAll Central Piedmont students are invited to attend a “STEM Career Panel” hosted by the NC STEM Alliance. Come out and be a part of enrichment and personal experiences shared by STEM professionals. This workshop will be held on November 14, 2019, from 3:30-5 p.m., in Zeiss Building, Room 1106 on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!


An Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss!

Central Piedmont’s Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery is fortunate to exhibit an eclectic selection of both 2D and 3D works from the private art collection of Dr. Larry Brady, and WOW! You gotta see it! The pieces range from the abstract to modern contemporary, ceramics to collage. It is a sight to behold. We only have this exhibit up until Winter Break!! So get out to Harris Campus and give them a look!


The Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery, Harris Conference Center
3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte, NC
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Transfer Resource Center News

Transfer Tuesdays
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. View the full calendar of Fall 2019 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – November 12, 2019

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

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North Carolina A&T State University
East Carolina University
Catawba College

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

Merancas Campus
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Greensboro