Attend Alcohol Awareness & Healthy Decision Making Sessions

Student Life and Counseling Services are teaming up to sponsor events throughout the semester to increase Alcohol Awareness & Healthy Decision-making!

Staff and students are invited to attend Lunch & Learn seminars for Alcohol Awareness and Education, attend Alcohol and Substance Use Awareness Events, and stop by Counseling Services Information tables to receive informative brochures, information on helpful resources, and have the opportunity to complete a quick, optional self-report assessment on alcohol use (The AUDIT).

Lunch & Learns:

Harris Campus, Tuesday 2/24 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Room H1-1120

Harper Campus, Tuesday 3/3 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room 352H

Cato Campus, Monday 3/16 from noon – 1 p.m., Room 020

Information Tables:

Harris Campus Atrium, Tues. & Wed. 2/24 & 2/25, 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Harper Campus Auditorium area, Thurs. 2/26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Merancas Campus, TS Hallway, Thurs. 4/2, 9 a.m. -2 p.m.

Levine & Cato Campuses, Tuesday 4/21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in conjunction with the Student Life Substance Abuse Awareness events

Additional Events are currently being planned!

If you have questions please contact


In the Aftermath of the Boston Bombings

The impact of the bombings earlier this week extends far beyond Boston. For some members of the CPCC community, this act of terrorism has a very personal dimension because they had loved ones in the area when the explosions occurred.  Yet even if you have no direct connection to the event, you may still feel the emotional shockwaves. Perhaps you were immediately transported back in time to 9/11/2001.  Or you may have been reminded of different losses and fears – seemingly unrelated things, but suddenly relived with a surprising intensity.  The devastation witnessed at the Boston Marathon has the potential to stir up fear, anxiety, anger, grief and a host of complex feelings in all of us.  These may be felt immediately, or we may have a delayed response.  This may occur as a passing thought or an overwhelming swell of emotion or anything in between.

CPCC’s office of Counseling Services invites any student who is affected by this attack to contact us and schedule a time to talk with a Counselor.  Our services are free and confidential, and we have offices at every campus.  To learn more about the College’s personal counseling services, visit us online.


Changes Coming to Central Campus Student Services Offices

Big changes are coming for the Central Campus offices of Advisement Services, Career Services, Counseling Services and Transfer Resource Services (formerly the Transfer Resource Center.)  In a nutshell: we’re moving!  Here are the highlights:

  • Advisement, Career Services, Counseling and Transfer Student Services will move from our current locations to offices on the third floor of the Central High building.
  • These four departments will share a common reception, check-in and waiting area in CH-365 (found on the hallway where the elevator is located.)
  • A new Office of First Year Advisement will open in CH-100 (the former home of the Transfer Resource Center).  This is a branch of Advisement Services that will specialize in advising students who are brand-new to CPCC.
  • All five of these departments will share a common phone number.  You can call 704.330.6433 and be routed to the appropriate person.
  • In most cases, individual staff will retain their current telephone extensions.

On Friday, Feb. 1, we began the transition from our current offices to our new locations; we anticipate being “up-to-speed” by Monday, Feb. 11.

During this time of transition, the Student Success Center on the 2nd floor of Central High will remain open for general questions and information.  As well, a Counselor will be on-call and available for students experiencing a personal crisis.  Services at the area campuses will be unaffected during this transition.

These changes bring exciting possibilities and will position us to better serve you and help you achieve your goals.  We appreciate your patience during this time of transition, and we look forward to seeing you in our new locations!

Spring Registration Open Now

Open registration for spring classes is open so get started today by setting up an appointment to meet with an advisor before registering. Visit or email

Registration for Corporate and Continuing Education classes is ongoing throughout the semester. These non-degree courses help you get ahead in your career and find personal enrichment. Visit


Say “Yes!” to Less Stress

Start off strong this semester by getting information about managing stress and anxiety. Stop by the Counseling Services information table for tips on stress management, handling test anxiety, time management and other helpful topics. Food will be providedStress by Student Life.All events are sponsored by P-CAP (Personal Counseling Assistance Program).

Harper Campus

When: Thursday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Harper Campus, 3rd floor entrance by Security Office

Harris Campus

When: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Harris I Atrium