Film Shoot to Impact Traffic Patterns at Central Campus Aug. 20-24

A film shoot will take place at and around Memorial Stadium and Grady Cole Center, next to CPCC’s Central Campus, August 20-24. As a result, traffic patterns on the streets adjacent to this area will be impacted, specifically Sam Ryburn Way, which circles this stadium. Please follow the guidelines below to ease your access to/from Central Campus next week, and remember to leave early to allow for extra travel time during this five-day period.
  • Access to Student Parking Deck 3 (located at the corner of Charlottetowne and 7th Street) will be maintained at all times. On Monday morning, August 20, students are encouraged to use the west entrance (closest to Kings Drive).
  • Several handicapped spaces located along Sam Ryburn Way will be impacted. CMPD will be on site to provide access to these spaces to anyone with a handicapped parking permit and will ensure these drivers safely exit the grounds as well.
  • The CATS Special Services Bus Stop, located behind the ATC Building will be impacted too. CMPD officers will be on site to ensure students with special needs both board and exit the bus safely.
  • Traffic will be restricted from entering Sam Ryburn Way except for vehicles with Handicapped Parking Permits, the CATS Special Services Bus, and emergency vehicles.
Thank you so much for your patience and consideration during this time.

Start With Yourself

If you want to successfully lead others and make a difference in the lives around you – whether at work, home, or school – you must first begin by leading yourself. Dedicate time this semester to get to know yourself better and develop Student Leadership Academyyour leadership skills by participating in the Student Leadership Academy (SLA). To learn more about this great opportunity, including eligibility requirements, visit the Student Life blog – Student Life Connections. Don’t forget to check out the Student Life events calendar to find out about upcoming events on your campus this week.

Don’t Miss the Library Open House on August 22

This year, Library Open House at Central Campus is on the same day as Student Resources Day—Wednesday, August 22. The event will spotlight major changes in the Library: a new café and laptop bar area on the 1st floor, an entire quiet study area on the 2nd floor, nothing but shelves of library materials on the 3rd floor, and more quiet study areas on the 4th floor next to the Learning Commons. Time of event: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 4-6 p.m.  There will be giveaways, games, door prize drawings and friendly library staff to greet you.  Mark your calendar right now!

Career Services Part-time Job Fest August 20-23, 2012

Need some extra cash? The Career Services Part-time Job Fest is for you! Employers will be recruiting on Central Campus during the second full week of classes and want to talk to you about part-time jobs.

CPCC’s Part-time Job Fest will take place August 20-23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the lobby of the Levine IT Building on Central Campus.

  • Visit with employers who are currently recruiting for part time jobs
  • Go early each day to put your best foot forward!
  • Log into employmeNC for more information: www.cpcc.edu/career

Monday, August 20: Autobell, Qdoba, Chicos/White House Black Market/Soma

Tuesday, August 21: Staples, REI, Carowinds

Wednesday, August 22: Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated (CCBCC), Securitas

Thursday, August 23: Bank of America, Partners in Care

PREPARE TODAY! We recommend that you dress professionally, take a resume and prepare an introductory speech. Contact Career Services for assistance in preparing for this event! career.services@cpcc.edu; 704.330.6551 or www.cpcc.edu/career

 

Advisory: Important Information About Schedule Adjustment

Choosing Your CPCC Classes

Choosing Your CPCC Classes

This is important information about schedule adjustment for Fall 2012.

Fall classes may be added to your schedule through Sunday, August 12.  Though many college services are unavailable during the weekend, classes may be added online through your CPCC MyCollege account at http://mycollege.cpcc.edu. Classes added over the weekend must be paid at the time of registration. Beginning Monday, August 13, approval from the course Division Director is required before adding classes to your fall schedule.

Lt. Governor Walter Dalton Coming to CPCC Central Campus on August 14

North Carolina Lt. Governor and candidate for governor, Walter Dalton.

North Carolina Lt. Governor and candidate for governor, Walter Dalton, is coming to CPCC’s Central Campus for a town hall meeting on Tuesday, August 14. The meeting will be held in Tate Hall, beginning at 1 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Lt. Governor Dalton will take questions from those in attendance.

Information Tables – We’re Here to Help


CPCC’s Central Campus

CPCC’s Central Campus

Information tables will be set up at each campus during the first week of class should you need assistance with finding classes or getting questions answered.

At Central Campus we’ll have tables on Thursday (8/9), Friday (8/10) and Monday (8/13) at the following locations from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.:

  • Belk building
  • Central High building
  • Kratt building
  • Levine Information Technology building
  • Overcash building

Evening hours for the information tables on Central campus are Thursday (8/9), Monday (8/13), Tuesday (8/14) and Wednesday (8/15) from 5-6:30 p.m. just outside the Belk building.

Your CPCC e-mail account is the official means of college e-mail communication to you so please check your account often.

CPCC Student Life (www.cpcc.edu/student_life)

Harper Power Outage on August 4th.

There is a planned power shutdown scheduled for CPCC’s Harper Campus this Saturday, August 4. This power shutdown will impact the Harper Campus bookstore, closing it for the weekend. During this period, students who are in need of bookstore assistance may visit any of CPCC’s other five campus bookstore locations. Locations and hours of operation may be viewed at http://cpcc.bncollege.com.

CPCC Levine Campus Intersection Sees Change

College Security is pleased to announce the Ridge Road and CPCC Lane intersection near the Levine Campus was changed to a four-way stop this week by the N.C. Department of Transportation. Previously, traffic on CPCC Lane was required to stop, while Campus Ridge traffic did not have to stop. The change will help improve safety and the flow of traffic in that area.
College Security would like to remind all drivers to exercise caution through this intersection over the next several days as drivers become used to the new traffic pattern.

Everything You Need to Know About Parking at CPCC

updated 8/15/2014

Parking at CPCC
This parking article will show you where to park and how to get to all of our campuses. Take a moment to read it and study the campus maps and adjacent streets to plan your best route. Visitor parking is allowed in designated areas.

Fees, North Carolina statutes and codified CPCC regulations:

  • Campus Access, Parking and Security fee: The CAPS Fee will cost curriculum students $97 (who are registered for 9 credit hours or more), $73 (8 credit hours or less), and $12 per class for Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) students. No student will be charged more than $97 per semester. Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • North Carolina General Statutes 20–37.6: Parking in a handicapped parking space without a handicapped placard (permit) is illegal. Using someone else’s placard when that person is not using the vehicle is also a misdemeanor. Violators will receive up to a $250 citation. If you need a handicapped placard, contact the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles for an application. Central Campus handicapped access information is available in the Office of Disability Services, Terrell Building, Second Floor.
  • Park only within lined spaces in the appropriate staff or student lot. Cars improperly parked or blocking other cars may receive a parking violation notice or may be towed or booted at the owner’s expense. Any vehicle receiving more than three notices of parking violations within a semester/term may be towed or booted at the owner’s expense. Excessive violations may result in a hold being placed on grades and registration.
  • Parking violation fees must be paid promptly. Please see instructions on citation. Send appeals to cpcc.notices@preferredparking.com.
  • On all campuses, you may get answers to parking questions not answered by this brochure at the information center on campus.
  • Sharing, exchanging or allowing others to use your parking permit to access CPCC parking lots, is a violation of NC Code. Those caught will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and students can also face disciplinary action for violating CPCC’s Student Code of Conduct.

Parking Permits

Student parking permits can be obtained at the following locations at the beginning of the term:

  • Cashiering Office (all campuses) during regular business hours
  • Central High Building, Room 122 on Central Campus, first two weeks of semester from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

Parking decals must be displayed by September 1.

 

For all campuses

Due to the popularity of morning classes, parking spaces may be difficult to find between the hours of 9 and 11:30 a.m. You can make the task easier by studying the helpful hints and parking instructions that follow.

  • Always display your permit.
  • Expect parking to be more challenging during the first weeks of each semester.
  • Consider scheduling classes in the early morning or the afternoon.
  • Consider carpooling with a friend, especially the first few days of classes.
  • Instead of driving to campus, ride the bus. Bus schedules are available in the Student Life Center. Bus passes are sold at a discount in the CPCC Bookstore. Consider taking CATS’ Gold Rush which provides a quick connection to the Charlotte Transportation Center and the LYNX Blue Line.
  • Many streets surrounding Central Campus are one-way or have medians that restrict turns. Note the location of each parking lot and its best point of access for you.
  • All drivers who use Central Campus Lot 31 must pay when exiting the lot.
  • For easiest access to Central Campus parking deck #2, enter from N. Torrence Street.
  • Arrive on campus early for classes.
  • Take the time to visit our beautiful campuses before the first day of classes. Drive around and locate each parking lot; park and walk around the campus using the map to locate the buildings where your classes are scheduled.
  • Do not park in off-campus parking lots as area businesses may tow your vehicle.
  • Follow Twitter hashtag #cpccparking on Twitter for timely parking updates from @CPCC.

Need help?

The College Security Officers are here to help you. No matter what kind of situation arises at the College, contacting CPCC’s 24-hour Central Dispatch Station (Facilities Services, 1325 E. 7th Street) is the first step toward resolving problems. As soon as you dial for assistance, a radio call will go out to the nearest security officer. If additional help is needed — fire, police or medic — it can also be immediately dispatched.

  • Call 704.330.6911 for emergencies on all campuses.
  • Call 704.330.6632 for non-emergencies on all campuses.
  • Send anonymous tips using your mobile phone. Text cpcctip and your message to 67283.

CENTRAL CAMPUS

1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, 28204– 704.330.2722

CPCC Central Campus

 

Central Campus Parking Decks:

Directions to Central Campus:

  • From Charlotte Airport: Exit Airport, left lane to I-85N • Exit right to Hwy 16 (Uptown) at mile 36 • Take I-77S. Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.). Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map. From Gastonia: I-85N. Join I-77S • Exit right to Hwy 16 (Uptown) at mile 36 • Take I-77S. Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.) • Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map. From Monroe: Hwy 74N (Independence Blvd.) right lane • Enter parking deck from Charlottetowne Ave. past Elizabeth Ave. on right.
  • From Concord: I-85S. Take right exit 38, immediate left to I-77S • Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.) • Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map.
  • From Rock Hill: I-77N • Exit right 10-B (Trade, 5th St.) • Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map.
  • From Hickory: Hwy 16S • Join I-77S • Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.). Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map. From Statesville: I-77S • Exit 10-B (Trade, 5th St.). Stay on Trade through town. Trade becomes Elizabeth, shown on detail map.
MERANCAS CAMPUS

(formerly North Campus)
11930 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville, 28078 – 704.330.4100

CPCC Merancas Campus

CPCC Merancas Campus

Directions to Merancas Campus: I-77 North • Exit W.T. Harris Boulevard • Left on Statesville Road • Approximately 4 miles right on Verhoeff Road • Entrance to the campus is approximately 1/2 mile on right

HARRIS CAMPUS
3210 CPCC Harris Campus Dr., Charlotte, 28208 – 704.330.4601

CPCC Harris Campus

CPCC Harris Campus

Directions to Harris Campus: From the north on I-77 take Hwy. 74 westbound • left on Morris Field Drive • left on CPCC Harris Campus Drive OR from the south on I-77, exit then right onto Billy Graham Parkway • right on Morris Field Drive • immediate right on CPCC Harris Campus Drive OR from I-85 take Billy Graham Parkway toward the airport • left on Morris Field Drive • immediate right on CPCC Harris Campus Drive

CATO CAMPUS
8120 Grier Road, Charlotte, 28215 – 704.330.4800

CPCC Cato Campus

CPCC Cato Campus

Directions to CatoCampus: I-85 North • Exit 45 East – WT Harris Boulevard • Go south 4 miles • Left on Grier Road • Right into campus

HARPER CAMPUS
315 W. Hebron Street, Charlotte, 28273 – 704.330.4400

CPCC Harper Campus

CPCC Harper Campus

Directions to Harper Campus: I-77 South to Arrowood Road • Left on Arrowood Road • Go approximately 1 mile and Arrowood splits off to Hebron in the right lane at the third stop light • Right into Campus OR South Boulevard (521 South) • Right on Hebron Road • Left into Campus

LEVINE CAMPUS
2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, 28105 – 704.330.4200

CPCC Levine Campus

CPCC Levine Campus

Directions to Levine Campus (from Charlotte): Monroe Road East • Left at Campus Ridge Road • Go approximately 1 mile • Entrance to campus on the left OR 74 east past 485 exit • Take next right onto CPCC Lane to Campus Ridge Road and turn right • Go approximately 0.2 miles • Entrance to the campus on the left

New Federal Rule: Paper Copies of Tax Returns No Longer Accepted for Financial Aid

CPCC’s Revamped Financial Aid Office - New Resources. New Ways.

CPCC’s Financial Aid Office - New Resources. New Ways.

Financial aid applications must be completed by selecting the “import” option using the IRS Data Retrieval tool on the FAFSA; otherwise an official IRS Transcript (directly from the IRS) is required.

Learn more by clicking on the following links to resources on the CPCC website:

If you are working directly with a Financial Aid Specialist and are awaiting an electronic correction, or if you have already been awarded, this message may not apply to you.  Your immediate attention to your financial aid status is required.  In-person service is available at each of our six campuses during normal business hours.

CPCC in the News

Newschannel 36’s Michelle Boudin recently reported about a single dad who is coming to CPCC for a new career. Thanks to the College’s Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), he’s receiving financial assistance with his education.

Deputy Secretary Harris Impressed with CPCC

Deputy Secretary — Seth D. Harris

Deputy Secretary — Seth D. Harris

Last week, CPCC’s Central Campus hosted U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Seth Harris. During his visit, Deputy Secretary Harris toured the College’s mechatronics advanced manufacturing laboratories to learn how CPCC is using federal funds to provide job skills training that meets the needs of local businesses and multinational companies in the Charlotte region.

Deputy Secretary Harris captured his impression of CPCC and our stellar workforce development initiatives in his weekly blog. To read his thoughts, please click here.

CPCC Theatre Announces 2012-2013 Season

Arts at CPCC

Arts at CPCC

Season tickets go on sale August 15. Single tickets go on sale Sept. 1.

Godspell
Pease Auditorium
September 28 – October 7
Featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, composer of “Wicked,” “Pippen” and “Children of Eden,” “Godspell” boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.” Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, “Godspell” is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.

Sylvia
Pease Auditorium
October 26 – November 4
Looking for a hilarious good time this fall? Then grab your tickets to “Sylvia,” a modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. That’s right – a dog! Never has man and his best friend been presented in more touching way. CPCC Theatre brings the story of Greg and Kate and their foundling Sylvia to the Pease stage for the first time. If you’re a dog lover, you’ll love this show. If you’re not, you will be by the time it is over. Get your tickets now for a howling good time!

Big River

February 15 – 24, 2013
Halton Theater
Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.

August Wilson’s Fences
April 12 – 21, 2013

Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, August Wilson’s “Fences” is a sensational drama focusing on Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. Written by the author of “The Piano Lesson,” “Fences” will be part of the Sensoria Festival.