Parr Center

With a stunning view of Charlotte’s skyline as its backdrop, the Parr Center is a state-of-the-art facility with lots of spaces to study, collaborate, eat, and gather.

About the Parr Center

Located on the Central Campus, the Parr Center features:

  • the Hagemeyer Library, which includes a maker space, podcasting and green screen rooms, and abundant study spaces, both inside and outdoors;
  • a Student Union, with Welcome Center, Admissions, Student Services, Testing Center, Advising Services, Student Engagement, Mentoring & Coaching programs, and International programs
  • Academic Learning Center
  • a theater with seating for 450; 
  • the Dove Art Gallery; 
  • student commons with a collaborative stair; 
  • food services, featuring Catalyst Coffee Bar, rotating grab-n-go items, and a dining area; 
  • multiple outdoor/rooftop terraces; 
  • six multipurpose rooms; 
  • collaboration/group-study rooms – available for use by students, faculty, and staff; and
  • redeveloped quad space, designed for outdoor programming. 

See What's Inside

Visit the Parr Center at 1201 Elizabeth Avenue.

  • Ground Floor

    Student Services, Theater, Dove Gallery, and Mural

    On the ground floor, you will find:

    • Student Services

      • Welcome Center
      • Student Success Navigators
      • Admissions
      • Financial Aid
      • Campus Safety and Security
    • Theater
      • seating for 450
      • full orchestra acoustic shell
      • dance floor
      • Steinway grand piano
      • video conferencing and streaming capabilities
      • lobby and concessions
      • full service box office for ticketed performances
    • Dove Gallery
      • a modern gallery for visual arts programs and featured artists

    Parr Center ground level floor plan showing the Welcome Center, Student Services, multipurpose room, Dove Gallery, Theater, and restrooms

    Parr Center Ground Floor plan showing the Welcome Center, Student Services, multipurpose room, Dove Gallery, Theater, and restrooms

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • First Floor

    Student Union, Hagemeyer Library, Food Service and Dining

    On the first level, you will find:

    • Student Union
    • Hagemeyer Library Circulation Desk, leisure reading, DVDs, study rooms, open study areas, and family study room
    • Catalyst Coffee Bar, featuring our full-service coffee bar, grab-and-go lunch station, and snacks
    • Mural
      • 93-foot mural in Student Union/dining commons
      • artists are Central Piedmont alumnae
      • depicts the college's history and its aspirations for the future
      • augmented reality (AR) features

    Parr Center first floor plan, showing the Student Union and Commons, and Hagemeyer Library

    Parr Center First Floor plan, showing the Student Union, Hagemeyer Library, Mural, Catalyst Coffee Bar, and restrooms

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Second Floor

    Academic Advising and Transfer, Tutoring, Testing Center, Library Services

    On the second level, you will find:

    • Academic Advising and Transfer
    • Tutoring (Academic Learning Center)
    • Testing Center
    • Library Services, including research assistance, student computers, makerspace, green screen room, recording study, event and meeting space, group study rooms, family study room (for students with children), outside spaces (roof terrace and balcony seating), and library instruction classroom

    Parr Center second floor floor plan, showing the tutoring center, testing center, advising and transfer, and Hagemeyer Library

    Parr Center Second Floor plan, showing Academic Advising and Transfer, Tutoring (Academic Learning Center), Testing Center, Information Technology Services, Hagemeyer Library, and restrooms

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Third Floor

    College Archives, Study Rooms, Quiet Room, Library Instruction Classroom

    On the third floor, you will find:

    • College Archives
    • Library Administration offices
    • study rooms
    • quiet room (available for nursing mothers or religious observations)
    • outside spaces (quad view, balcony seating)
    • Library instruction classroom

    Parr Center third floor plan, showing the Library Archives, Library Administration, study rooms and open study areas, and reading room

    Parr Center Third Floor plan showing the Library Archives, Library Administration, study rooms, quiet room (available for nursing mothers or religious observations), the library instruction classroom, and restrooms

     

     

     

     

     

     

Want to learn more?

The Parr Center is the new front door to the Central Campus and has been designed to transform the way we serve our students.

Read more about the Parr Center