Welcome to the Spring 2016 Semester!

Dear CPCC Student,

As we gear up for the spring 2016 semester – classes begin Monday, January 11 – we want to share some important reminders to help you during the first week of class. Remember, CPCC is a tobacco-free college. All tobacco products, including vapes and other e-cigarette devices, are prohibited everywhere at all times. We thank you for your cooperation.

Here are the eight essential things you need to know to be prepared for the new semester:

1. Attend class on the first day. Download the new CPCC app and use your CPCC Login to view your class schedule from MyCollege (or go to http://mycollege.cpcc.eduto print your schedule). Bring a copy of your class schedule to ensure that the location has not changed. Note both the campus and building name for your classes. Look for information tables on campus to help you locate your classrooms or answer questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Tuesday (1/12) is the last day to add a full semester class without permission. The second eight-week short session begins March 14. Check CPCC Schedule Builder at https://schedule.cpcc.edu/myschedule/for course availability

2. Plan to arrive early to allow enough time to park and find your class. Traffic is heavy during the first two weeks of class.  Download the new CPCC app to see campus maps or visit http://www.cpcc.edu/campuses for information about each campus and follow #cpccparking on Twitter for the latest updates. Be aware of the new CATS CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar/trolley that’s now running up and down Elizabeth Avenue.

3. Park only in areas designated for CPCC students. Local businesses strictly enforce towing.  Student parking decals are available at any campus Cashiering office during regular operating hours and in Central High Room 122 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the first two weeks of school.

Parking decals must be displayed by February 5.

4. Use your CPCC Login to access My College (or go to http://mycollege.cpcc.edu/) to find important information such as residency status, priority registration dates, enrollment verification, critical alert information, your student ID number and much more!

5. Pay your tuition by the due date to avoid being dropped from your classes. As of now, payment is now due the day of registration. For payment information and due dates visit CPCC Cashiering (http://www.cpcc.edu/cashiering/tuition-payment-dates). Log into My College (http://mycollege.cpcc.edu/) to view your spring 2016 tuition bill.

6. You will need your student ID to check out materials from the Library, use the testing and fitness centers, or access the computer labs on campus. Student Identification Card information is available online.

7. Read CPCC Today, your student e-newsletter sent to your CPCC email every Wednesdayor read it via the new CPCC app an. CPCC Today (http://www.cpcc.edu/cpcc-today) covers a wide range of useful information from registration, parking and payment to important dates and events.

8. Have you received your CPCC Debit Card? If you’re a new curriculum student registered for spring 2016 who receives financial aid, you will receive a CPCC Debit Card. Remember this is NOT a credit card but a refund only card. Once you receive your card, follow the included instructions and select your refund choice. Keep your card in a safe place even if you do not expect a refund this semester, as there is a replacement card fee.

If you have not received your card, make sure you have updated your address through MyCollege (http://mycollege.cpcc.edu/).  For more information, visit www.cpccdebitcard.com. If you have any questions regarding the CPCC debit card, please contact Higher One at 1.866.782.0821 or the cashiering office at 704.330.6964.

Thank you for using your CPCC email account; it is the official means of college e-mail communication to you so please check your account often.

We are here to assist you and are ready to help you reach your academic goals. If you have any questions, call the CPCC Information Center at 704.330.2722 or visit the Student Success Center on your campus.

-Enrollment and Student Services (http://www.cpcc.edu/ess)