Wherever you are in your college journey, Central Piedmont has a couple of orientation options to help you learn more about the Central Piedmont experience. Choose whichever session works best for you.

Connect Orientation

Connect Orientation aims to connect you to career fields and programs, Central Piedmont student services and support teams, and your future classmates. You will also take a tour of our campuses and enjoy fun, food, and giveaways.

We will provide information about each program at each session upon request. However, a representative may not be available for every program at each session. We will provide information on programs offered at Harper Campus at Connect Orientations on Central Campus.

Please check back for information about Connect Orientation 2020. You can still attend an ongoing orientation session to enroll for fall 2019.

Ongoing New Student Orientations

Orientation is a required part of the enrollment process for new students and for students returning to Central Piedmont after more than one year. Orientation is optional for visiting students. Once you have completed placement testing or received a placement testing waiver, sign up for orientation. New student orientation lasts one hour and will help you:

  • review next steps
  • navigate the Central Piedmont website
  • explore programs and careers
  • learn about programs and services to support you and help you get involved

Orientation is held at every campus at least once per week, is offered online, and is offered by request if you can't attend a scheduled session. If you will need a sign language interpreter for this orientation, please contact sam.mccord@cpcc.edu or contact Disability Services.

After completing orientation, we ask that you please give us your feedback by completing the new student orientation survey.

Some programs of study have additional orientation sessions you will be required to attend if you enroll in that program.