New and Improved Worrell Gym

At Central Piedmont, the options for getting involved are endless. As we’ve adapted to a remote learning environment, we can’t help but miss seeing our students on campus. But exciting improvements are happening while students are away.

The college has over 70 clubs and organizations that you can choose from, as well as fitness and recreation activities. Many of which take place in Worrell Gym on Central Campus.

Check out the new and improved Worrell Gym floor!

Upcoming Central Campus Student Life Programs

World Suicide Prevention Day program

o   Tuesday, September 10 – noon – 3 p.m.

o   Worrell Patio

o   Writing positive and encouraging messages and posting them on post-it notes to a white board. Students are allowed to take a post-it as well as write and leave a post-it for someone else to take


o   Tuesday, September 17 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

o   Worrell 1112 and Worrell Patio

o   Mecklenburg County Health department will be on hand to conduct the free and confidential testing

Voter Registration/Constitution Day

o   Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19 – noon – 2 p.m.

o   Worrell Patio

o   Students will be able to register to vote, find out where to vote, etc. and we will be handing out pocket constitutions to anyone interested

Parking Alert – Central Campus

Just a reminder to everyone who drives to Central Campus – please be sure to park your vehicle in a Central Campus parking facility. Do not park along side streets near campus, at businesses adjacent to campus, nor in the parking areas at one of the nearby city/county parks and greenway.

All Central Campus parking decks are open. The decks and parking lots provide ample parking spaces for every student and employee who wishes to drive to campus.

Should you choose to park any place other than on campus, please know your vehicle could be ticketed, booted, or towed. If any of these occur, the college will not be able to assist you.

If you drive to Central Campus, please park on campus, and avoid an unnecessary expense. Thanks.


Central Campus Library Open, Accessible

Just a reminder, the Central Campus library is now located in the former Advanced Technology Center, bordered by the Citizens Building and Charlottetowne Avenue, at the northeast corner of the main quad. See the college website for a Central Campus map.

You can access the Library easily from the sidewalk along Charlottetowne Avenue. You also can reach the Library from the main quad, just follow the signs around the construction fencing.

Most of the fencing will be down by mid-September, providing a direct route from the quad to the Library.


Student Life Welcome Week on Central Campus

Student Life Welcome Week (Central Campus)

  • Student Life Meet N’ Greet with Pelican’s SnoBalls
    Tuesday, August 20, noon-2 p.m.
    Front of the Worrell Building
  • Paint N’ Play  – Fun art projects and board games
    Wednesday, August 21, 2-5 p.m.
    Worrell Building, Lobby
  • Student Life Open House
    Thursday, August 22, noon-4 p.m.
    Worrell Building, Lobby

Come out and join Student Life and other departments of the college in welcoming our students to Central Campus for the fall 2019 semester! Refreshments provided at the events, plus SWAG and other prizes!!

Everything is FREE!

**Check the Student Life events calendar to see when Welcome Week events are on your campus!**


Reminder: Coppa Coffee and Tea is Open on Central Campus

Don’t forget – Coppa Coffee and Tea is once again open on Central Campus! Need your morning coffee or an afternoon pick-me-up – Coppa is here for you!

Coppa Coffee and Tea can be found in Room 120 on the first floor of the library, located at 1241 Charlottetowne Ave (the old Advanced Technologies Building).

Coppa’s hours are:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Join Us or Tell a Friend About the Health Careers Open House Jan. 29

Open HouseHealth Careers Open House
Tuesday, January 29 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Central Campus, Health Careers Building, 1335 Elizabeth Avenue
Free parking is available in Parking Deck 3, located off 4th Street. Find directions and a campus map on our Central Campus web page.

During the event, you will be able to:
·         learn about 16 allied health and nursing programs
·         tour our Health Careers Building, laboratories and classrooms
·         meet faculty, students, and staff from all the programs
·         learn about Student Life, financial aid, scholarships and First Year Experience
·         meet with Spanish translators, if needed

RSVP to attend the Health Careers Open House.

Visit our Health Careers website to learn more about our programs.

Library Move and Other Updates

Welcome to the first day of classes for the spring 2019 semester! There are some important – and exciting – changes happening at the library. The Hagemeyer Learning Resources Center – the old building that housed the Central Campus library – is now closed so the library has moved across the quad to 1241 Charlottetowne Ave., which is beside the curved Citizens Building.

The Learning Resources Center (and Pease Auditorium inside the building) will come down and be replaced by a new, state-of-the art library and student success center for our students. The new facility will also include a replacement of the existing Pease Auditorium and gallery. The new Central Campus library and student success center is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

Even in its new location across the quad, the fantastic library team is still here to assist you.

  • Reading room, group & quiet study spaces
  • Staff available to direct students & provide academic support
  • Computers and printing labs
  • Graphing calculator, laptop, and hotspot checkouts
  • Information Technology Services (ITS) Express services
  • Books & DVDs for checkout

Also, Blackboard orientation sessions are available the first week of classes:

Here’s the breakdown of the departments and services housed in this new location for the Central Campus library:

First floor

  • ITS Help Desk
  • Coppa Coffee (opening February 2019)

Second floor

  • Library Informational desk
  • Computer lab
  • Library Archives
  • Library classroom
  • Learning commons, collaboration space

Third floor

  • Library quiet study spaces
  • English department
  • Library administration
  • Digital Media Services

Visit us at all of our Central Piedmont locations or online at

The Workplace Learning Office on Central Campus has Moved!

The Workplace Learning office on Central Campus has moved to the Elizabeth Office Building, located at 1425 Elizabeth Ave. Students needing assistance with co-ops, internships or apprenticeships may connect with the team at their new campus location, online at or by phone at 704.330.6217.

Tips for Parking at CPCC’s Campuses

Please consider carpooling or using public transportation, and plan to arrive early to campus to allow enough time to park and find your class. Traffic is heavy during this time of the year, and there are construction and maintenance projects on most CPCC campuses – particularly Central Campus – that could cause issues. We strongly encourage you to carpool or use public transportation as Central Campus traffic volumes adjust during the first two weeks of class. Also, consider visiting your campus ahead of time to get comfortable with your parking and classroom locations before classes start if this will be your first semester with the college.

Download the CPCC app to see all CPCC campus maps – or go directly to the Central Campus map for more specific information – and follow #cpccparking on Twitter.

Here are the latest updates:

  • NEW PARKING DECK/LOT NUMBERS: The parking decks and lots on Central Campus have been re-numbered as follows (please see the Central Campus map for details):

o   Closed until 2019: Central Campus parking deck #1 – 1321 Charlottetowne Ave.

o   Central Campus parking deck #2 – 1108 Charlottetowne Ave.

o   Central Campus parking deck #3 – 1345 E. 4th St.

o   Central Campus parking deck #4 – 1225 E. 4th St.

  • PARKING DECK CLOSURE: As a reminder, the parking deck located at the corner of 7th Street and Charlottetowne Ave. (now called parking deck #1), will remain closed until further notice while maintenance work continues.
  • PARKING DECK / LOT AVAILABILITY: To help with the need for parking spaces on Central Campus, students can park in any of the other decks and in all surface lots. The only exceptions are spaces that require a handicap permit,  visitor spaces, and designated maintenance vehicle or administration spaces.

Get your parking decal. Local businesses strictly enforce towing. Student parking decals are available at any campus Cashiering office during regular operating hours. All Cashiering offices will have extended hours the first two weeks of the term (Aug. 13-24). During that time, the hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday. Parking decals must be displayed by Friday, Aug. 31.

If you have any questions, please contact the CPCC Information Center at 704.330.2722 (CPCC).

Parking Deck 1/Parking on Central Campus

Central Campus Student Parking Deck 1, located at the corner of Charlottetowne Avenue and 7th Street, will remain closed for ongoing repairs throughout the fall semester.

To help with the need for parking spaces on Central Campus, students can park in any of the other decks and in all surface lots. The only exceptions are spaces that require a handicap permit and visitor spaces.

Students should avoid parking on side streets around campus. At the same time, students who drive to campus should arrive well in advance of their first class to given themselves plenty of time to find a parking space. Students who can carpool or use public transportation are encouraged to do so.

CPCC Diversity Committee Presents “Race & The Media” March 8

Race & The Media
Time: March 8, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: CPCC Campus, Tate Hall
About the Program:

How do journalists determine when it’s appropriate to mention race in a news story? What types of conversations happen in newsrooms when racial tensions are high in the city? Can local viewers and readers influence how race is covered in the news?  A panel of current and former journalists, share their perspectives on these questions and more.


Please Refrain from Parking in SunTrust Parking Lot Near Central Campus

The parking lot attached to the SunTrust building between 3rd and 4th Streets at Kings Drive is reserved for patrons and employees of the businesses housed in that building.

CPCC students are asked to refrain from parking in this lot, and instead, park in any of the CPCC lots or decks located on Central Campus. View parking locations.

You may contact CPCC Parking Services or Central Campus Administration with any questions you may have. Thank you.


NC STEM Alliance Workshop

Career panel

All CPCC students are invited to attend this week’s workshop held by the NC STEM Alliance. The topic this week is: “STEM Career Panel.” Come out and be a part of an hour of enrichment and personal experiences shared by STEM professionals. This workshop will be held on February 15, 2018, from 4-5 p.m., in the Zeiss Building, Room 4112 on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!