What's Going on at Central Piedmont

Performances, student activities, lectures, community activities, and more.

  • Register Now for Fall Short and Mini Sessions

    You can still register for Central Piedmont fall semester courses. Central Piedmont offers several short (12- or 8-week) and mini (4-week) sessions throughout the semester.

    For-College-Credit Courses

    The last day you can register for courses in any session is the day before that session starts. Visit the registration page for session dates and to learn how to register.

    You can register for classes once you have enrolled, attended orientation, and met with an academic advisor. Learn more about how to register for classes and session start dates.

    Your registration is not final until you have paid your balance due. Check payment dates and methods. You can still register and pay for classes online during times when the college is closed.

    Non-Credit Continuing Education Courses

    Registration is ongoing throughout the fall semester. You can register for a course until all seats in that course are filled.

  • Online: Central Piedmont Express

    Central Piedmont Express is an additional, comprehensive virtual advising session where you can get:

    • course recommendations
    • extra help registering for Central Piedmont classes
    • updates on your financial aid
    • answers to your general college questions

    Central Piedmont Express is hosted by members of the college's Academic Advising office, Outreach and Recruitment office, First Year Experience office, Financial Aid office, and student ambassadors team.

    Who Can Participate

    You need to have started the process to enroll at the college, including attending orientation and scheduling your virtual advising session.

    How to Access Central Piedmont Express

    You do not need to register for Central Piedmont Express. To participate and get extra help with registration, financial aid, or any other questions you may have, simply stay on after your scheduled virtual advising session. There will be other students in the Central Piedmont Express session with you.

    Learn how to schedule your virtual advising session.


    Central Piedmont Express is available now through Tuesday, October 13 on the following days and times:

    • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    • Wednesday, 9 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, 10 a.m.

  • Use Your Financial Aid to Buy Supplies at Central Piedmont Barnes & Noble Bookstores

    If your financial aid awards to attend Central Piedmont (excluding work-study) are greater than your semester charges for tuition, fees, and supplies, you may use your remaining aid to charge books and supplies at Central Piedmont bookstores to your student account no earlier than 10 days before classes start. Be sure to plan ahead and check bookstore locations and hours.

  • Online: Get FAFSA Help

    Get help filling out the FAFSA at a FAFSA workshop.

  • Online: Appalachian State University Transfer Admissions Information Sessions

    Meet representatives from Appalachian State University to answer your questions about how to transfer to App State from Central Piedmont, including:

    • online and on-campus programs
    • opportunities and resources
    • life as an App State student

    Register for a Session

  • Take a Virtual Campus Tour of Central Piedmont

    Our virtual campus tours are led by one of our student ambassadors and feature all six of our area campuses.

  • Online: Speak Racial Justice Dialogue Series

    Service-Learning invites students and employees to our virtual Sustained Dialogue Series. Recent events, starting with the brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, have again brought attention to that the rectification of racial injustice is long overdue and something that must be dealt with immediately as a society.

    Grab dinner and head to your computer as we dialogue together to probe into and address causes of deep-rooted human conflict. 

    Sustained dialogues help people to transform relationships and design change processes around the world. We define dialogue as “listening deeply enough to be changed by what you learn.” Groups will be small and facilitated by a moderator that will ask questions of the group to get the dialogue started.


    All sessions are online at 5 p.m. on Thursday:

    • October 1: Interpersonal Racism and Racial Bias
    • October 15: Institutional and Structural Racism
    • October 29: Racial Profiling


    Register now to receive the session Zoom links.

    Contact  lauren.estes@cpcc.edu with any questions.

  • Theatre: "A Virtual Whodunnit"

    In "A Virtual Whodunnit," Preston Sterling is hosting a Zoom meeting with his children, third wife, and closest staff to celebrate his birthday. The bitter, old billionaire is bullying everyone once again and threatening to change his will when — ZZZZZT! Sterling is electrocuted through his cell phone. Enter Rockford Sloan, homicide detective. Through a series of Zoom conferences, Sloan questions the usual suspects, all of whom had a motive. With a wink and a healthy nod to those famous noir detectives of yesteryear, “A Virtual Whodunnit” is written to be performed entirely online. When every suspect has motive and opportunity, it’s up to our brave detective and the audience to find the killer. With three possible endings, every performance means viewers will never be sure “who did it.”


    To catch the live streamed performances of "A Virtual Whodunnit," visit tix.cpcc.edu to purchase your $5 access code for the following days and times:

    • Friday, Oct. 2, Saturday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m.

    Central Piedmont Fall Virtual Theatre

    In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Central Piedmont Theatre will perform three productions virtually this fall, bringing live, local theatre into the homes of theatre aficionados across the region, state, and country. Be sure to also catch our other virtual performances:

  • Latin Americans Working for Achievement High School Series

    The Latin Americans Working for Achievement (LAWA) High School Series is series of events hosted at Charlotte-area colleges and universities aimed at decreasing the graduation gap, increasing higher education access, and preparing youth for the workforce.

    Parents and students are invited to attend our free bilingual workshop hosted at Central Piedmont Community College on how to prepare, plan, and pay for postsecondary education. Learn about high school graduation, higher education institutions, how to prepare and and apply for college, financial aid, career paths, bachelor and associate degrees, and trade and vocational program options. This session will have a particular focus on careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

    Learn more about all events in the series on the LAWA website.


    Register for Latin Americans Working for Achievement High School Series events.


    Contact Joevanne Estrada in Central Piedmont Outreach and Recruitment at joevanne.estrada@cpcc.edu.

  • Online: UNC Wilmington Transfer Sessions


    Monday, October 5: UNC Wilmington Transfer Admissions Webinar

    Time: 3–4 p.m.

    Learn about how to transfer to UNC Wilmington and the new guaranteed admission program with Central Piedmont.

    Register for the UNC Wilmington Transfer Admissions webinar

    Thursday, October 8: UNC Wilmington Apply on the Fly

    Time: 3–5 p.m.

    Join UNC Wilmington for a presentation about their transfer application and to get help completing your application. If you attend and submit your application during Apply on the Fly, you will have your application fee waived.

    Register for UNC Wilmington Apply on the Fly