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The RISE (Resources Inspiring Student Excellence) Leadership Lunch series offers insightful and informational presentations about success through the educational journey.


The meetings are available at every CPCC campus and the City View Center once per month, for all female CPCC students. All female CPCC students are invited to become a RISE member and connect with college administrators and other students. RISE provides a student-friendly environment to enhance learning experiences. Other benefits include:  

  • Meet new people from around the College and the community.
  • Hear dynamic presentations on a range of academic success topics.
  • Develop leadership skills.
  • Enhance ideas by learning other’s perspectives.
  • Leverage college resources for maximum personal benefit.
  • Become involved in a student-friendly environment.
  • Pay zero joining fees or dues!
  • Enjoy a FREE lunch
  • Meet at a campus convenient for your schedule once per month.


Session 1:   Positive Approaches to Conflict Management

noon ● October 18 ● Merancas Campus
10:15 a.m. ● October 19 ● Harper Campus
noon ● October 19 ● Central Campus
12:30 p.m. ● October 19 ● Levine Campus

Session 2:  Overcoming Failure

noon ● November   7 ● Harris Campus
2 p.m. ● November   7 ● City View Campus
12:30 p.m. ● November 14 ● Cato Campus
noon ● November 15 ● Merancas Campus
10:15 a.m. ● November 16 ● Harper Campus
noon ● November 16 ● Central Campus
12:30 p.m. ● November 16 ● Levine Campus


Session 3: Celebrating Your Accomplishments

noon ● December 5 ● Harris Campus
2 p.m. ● December 5 ● City View Campus

Email your name and student ID number to the RISE Office at your campus.

Don’t miss the fall sessions! Reserve your seat via email TODAY! Meeting locations are shared with students who join RISE.  

In order to fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), you now need a FSA ID, made up of a username and password that you create.

Although the FAFSA is considered your application, one of your parents will have to provide some information on the FAFSA and sign it, if you are considered a dependent student.  Any parent, who wants to electronically sign the FAFSA, will need his or her own FSA ID.

To avoid problems with your financial aid down the road, you (and your parent, if that applies) should create your own FSA ID.  Do not let anyone create it for you.

Please visit the following site to create your FSA ID: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

On October 1, 2017, students can begin completing the FAFSA for the 2018-2019 academic year! Do not wait, go online today and complete your 2018-2019 FAFSA. When completing the 2018-2019 FAFSA, Do the FAFSA the Earlier the Betteryou will need your 2016 Federal Tax Returns.

Why should you complete your FAFSA early?

-By completing your FAFSA early, this increases the chances that the student will be able to receive the best possible award package.

-This also provides the student more time to turn in documentation to the school, if additional documents are needed.

If you need assistance with your FAFSA, please stop by any of your Financial Aid Office locations and someone will be able to assist you.

Do you love trivia or have international knowledge you would like to showcase?

The Global Learning Office is seeking CPCC students to participate in the annual WorldQuest international knowledge competition. All costs are covered by the Global Learning Office.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 8

Location: Hilton Charlotte Center City

Address: 222 E. Third St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Dinner: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Program: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Teams will answer questions related to current events, history, geography and other topics of global significance. This year’s categories include:

                    World Flags

                    Geography of Italy

                    Saudi Arabia in Transition

                    History of the Cold War

                    Venezuela in Crisis

                    World Elections

                    Food, Culture, Dance, and Anything in Between

If you are interested in joining the student team, contact Liza Melms at liza.melms@cpcc.edu or 704.220.2722, ext. 3061. The team will have eight members and two alternates, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


You're Invited to the inauguration of Dr. D


It’s been a difficult time: a mass shooting in Las Vegas; a series of devastating hurricanes; hateful speech and violence erupting in Charlottesville, with the same groups now eyeing Charlotte; and a host of social, political, and economic tensions threatening to divide family and friends. You can practically feel the stress in the air. If you’re also feeling it in your mind or in your heart or in your body, Counseling Services is here to help. Our personal counseling services are confidential and free to CPCC students. To learn more – including how to make an appointment or even refer someone you know – please visit us online at http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/counseling-services/need-counseling.


The Business and Accounting Division will be hosting a Mock Interview session on Friday, October 20, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Terrell Building, 5th floor on Central Campus.  This is a great opportunity for students who wish to gain an edge when entering the labor force. Practice your job interviewing skills! Interviews and feedback will be conducted by industry professionals who are Business and Accounting program Advisory Board members.

Students must RSVP by October 18 by emailing Lauren.Waycaster@cpcc.edu to receive a designated time slot.

Please come dressed in professional attire and bring a copy of your resume. Open to all Business & Accounting students.

For more information, visit: http://www.cpcc.edu/business_accounting/events/career-resources-mock-interviews

CPCC Theatre is excited to bring Arthur Miller’s classic play “The Crucible” to the Pease Auditorium stage Oct. 27 – Nov. 5.

When a group of young girls is found dancing in the woods, and immediately fall ill, no earthly cause can be determined. However, the citizens of Salem suspect that some more sinister force may be at hand. As long-held grudges turn to violent disputes, humiliating secrets are exposed and disseminated, and the line between truth and pretense becomes increasingly blurry, the citizens’ dogged determination to root out evil becomes more dangerous than the evil itself.

Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” remains as relevant as ever, and carries with it a stern warning: in every community torn by suspicion, the most dangerous threat may be the community itself.

Don’t miss this opportunity to support local theatre; reserve your seat today!

WHEN: October 27 and 28, November 2, 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m.

October 29 and November 5 at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pease Auditorium, Pease Lane, CPCC Central Campus, Charlotte, NC

Individual tickets are $18 and a $10 ticket is available for children under 15 with the purchase of an adult ticket. College and high school students who have a valid student I.D. can purchase a $5 ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at tix.cpcc.edu, at the SunTrust Box Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday or by calling 704.330.6534. Free parking is available in the Theater parking deck, accessible from E. 4th St. Connect to CPCC Arts on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cpccarts.

Candy Corn in a pumpkin bowl

Can you guess how many pieces of Candy Corn are in the bowl?

With each purchase in the Central Campus Bookstore, enter for a chance to WIN a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  The winner will be pulled on Wednesday, Nov. 1.  The contest is open to students, faculty and staff.

Good luck!

Join us for the Construction, Manufacturing and Graphics Technologies Open House at Harper Campus on Nov. 2!

Thursday, November 2 | 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Harper Campus, 315 West Hebron Street

Free parking is available in Lot D. Please use the Hebron Street entrance.

Join us to learn more about careers in Construction, Manufacturing and Graphics Technologies. You will have the opportunity to tour classrooms, attend live lab demonstrations and meet with industry- experienced faculty and staff to understand more about the degrees, diplomas and certificate programs that lead to some great careers.


  • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technician (HVAC)
  • Architecture
  • Carpentry
  • Code Inspection, Home Inspection
  • Construction Management
  • Electrician
  • Masonry


  • Advanced Manufacturing/Fabrication, Welding Automation
  • Advanced Welding, Pipe Welding
  • Electrical Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Non-Destructive Examination

Graphics Technologies

  • Advertising and Graphic Design
  • Imaging Technologies and Graphics Manufacturing

For questions about the Construction, Manufacturing and Graphics Technologies Open House, contact 704.330.2722, ext. 7451.

Learn more and RSVP for the Construction, Manufacturing and Graphics Technologies Open House.

Positive Community for Women invites you their next meeting, “Save the TATAS!” We will have free coffee and snacks, so invite a friend and join us!Save the Tatas

October 11, 2017; 2 p.m.

Central Campus, Central High, Room 305



Please be advised: Student Deck 3 (at the corner of Charlottetowne and E. 7th St.) will be closed temporarily until approximately October 16, 2017, to perform structural concrete repairs. Students and staff who use Deck 3, please use Deck 2 or other alternate parking sites as needed.

It's not too late! Fall 2017 Short Session








New sections of some of the most high-demand classes are open now.

  • New sessions start on:
    • October 16 (2nd 8-week and 3rd 4-week sessions)
    • November 13 (4th 4-week session)

You may still apply for financial aid for short sessions and must take any necessary placement tests, attend orientation and register for these classes.

New students can visit the Get Started webpage today.

Returning AAS (Associate in Applied Science) degree students should meet with their faculty advisor now.

All other returning students should make an appointment today to meet with their advisor.


Tuition bills are due every Monday for anyone who registers the week prior.  If payment is not received by this date (and a financial aid award is in not in the system) students will be de-registered from their classes.

Your time is now! Make a Priority Registration Appt!









Appointments will fill up quickly so schedule yours today! This is your time to get a one-on-one advising appointment. A priority advising appointment provides you with the opportunity to:

  • check in and discuss your progress and/or concerns with your advisor
  • avoid long lines to see your advisor once registration begins
  • get more time with your advisor
  • create a class schedule, put classes in your “shopping cart” and be ready for your priority registration date

What’s the next step?

  • Verify you are in the correct program code by logging into MyCollege
  • AAS (Associate in Applied Science) degree students:
  • All other students:

Need help? Contact your current advisor or faculty advisor or email ican@cpcc.edu. Your time is now!


Charlottetowne Avenue on-ramp to East Independence Boulevard (daily daytime closures) from East 7th Street to East Independence Boulevard is currently closed and will re-open on Friday, October 6, Construction2017, at 4 p.m. Motorists can detour using East 7th Street, Monroe Road, Washburn Avenue and Television Place/Briar Creek Road.

This closure is necessary for bridge demolition as part of the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 construction. This is a daily closure of the Charlottetowne Avenue on-ramp to East Independence Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This project is being coordinated with an adjacent NCDOT bridge rehabilitation project that is closing lanes nightly on I-277.

This road will be closed to all through traffic.

CATS will not be affected.