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Important Changes to myGateway Login Coming July 1; System Offline Sunday

June 27, 2013 — 5:54 p.m.


As of July 1, 2013, all myGateway users will neet to access the portal using their 8-digit Student ID (also called a "Banner ID") number. For your portection, Social Security nunbers will no longer be accepted for login purposes.

Students who don't know their ID number can login using their SSN between now and Sunday, June 30, to retrieve the number. The number can also be obtained in the Admissions and Records Office.

On a related note: This Sunday, June 30, myGateway will be taken offline in order to perform the end of fiscal year procedures for the District Finance Department. Service will go offline at 6 p.m. on Sunday and will resume Monday, July 1 at 11 a.m.

Posted by Marc S. Posner


Photographs, Video, Audio, and More Available in Graduation Central

June 13, 2013 — 4:45 p.m.


Photographs, video, audio, and more are available in the Graduation Central section of the Cypress College website.

We are still processing video and photos from the event and plan to add even more next week.

Posted by Marc S. Posner


Summer Courses Begin Monday, June 17

June 13, 2013 — 4:25 p.m.


Classes begin on Monday (June 17, 2013) for students enrolled in Cypress College's summer session. This summer, Cypress College has expanded course offerings compared to recent summers, thanks to the passage of Proposition 30 last November.

Students who purchased and paid for a parking permit, AS sticker and/or I.D. sticker online before or on June 9, 2013, and who have not received it/them in the mail by June 20, must pick them up at the Cypress College Student Center Line B. Valid ID is required.

Students must have the sticker, their "schedule bill" printout, and a valid photo I.D. to have their college identification card produced.

Cypress College's Summer 2013 Class Schedule (PDF version) is available online and at the Bookstore for $2.

Registration through the MyGateway portal began last month, and is still available.

New and returning students can apply for summer classes on the Cypress College website at cypresscollege.edu.

Posted by Marc S. Posner


Discounts Up to 40% on Cypress College Merchandise in Bookstore

June 12, 2013 — 10:26 a.m.


Significant discounts are now available in the Bookstore as Cypress College transitions operations to Follett, who will operate the store beginning in July.

"As we wind down the operations of the Bookstore under the guidance of the College we would like to give our loyal customers the opportunity to purchase Cypress College items at a large discount," said Bookstore Manager David Okawa.

Discounted items are:

    •   40% off Clothing and selected Hello Kitty items
    •   30% off lanyards, cups, mugs, Hello Kitty pens & high-lighters, stuffed animals & backpacks
    •   25-cent greeting cards

The sale is limited to quantity and sizes on hand.

Posted by Marc S. Posner


Campus Phone System Offline Monday, June 10

June 10, 2013 — 10:44 a.m.


The campus phone systems is currently out of order. We are working with a vendor to restore service. There is no time estimate at this point.

Cypress College is open, with general summer office hours until 6 p.m.

Students, in addition to visiting campus, can email employees or seek assistance via social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter.

UPDATE: As of 11 a.m., normal operation of the phone system has been restored. We;re sorry for the inconvenience.

UPDATE: As of 1:15 p.m., the system appears to be down again.

UPDATE: As of 2:15 p.m., we have identified the problem with the phone equipment and a replacement part has been ordered. It will be shipped over-night. Unfortunately some phones will continue to experience problems on and off until the part is replaced.

UPDATE: On the morning of Wednesday, June 12, 2013, a replacement part was installed and our technical staff believes this will resolve the intermittent outages we have experienced this week.

Posted by Marc S. Posner


Cypress College Closed on Fridays During Summer Months

June 6, 2013 — 5:11 p.m.


Cypress College will be closed tomorrow, the first of a series of Fridays that the campus does not operate during the summer months. The Friday closures continue through August 16. Normal hours resume on Monday, August 19, 2012.

Posted by Marc S. Posner


Cypress College's First Vine Video Part of Multimedia from Commencement

June 6, 2013 — 5:08 p.m.


Cypress College's first video for the social media site Vine shows the moment where students become graduates — the moving of the tassel from the right side of the graduation cap to the left. Accompanying audio features Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson and Associated Students President Robert Parlor addressing the graduating class.

The video can be viewed by clicking below:

It is also part of a collection of graduation-related news and multimedia available in the Graduation Central section of the Cypress College website.

Photographs and an audio (mp3) file of the complete commencement are also in Graduation Central.

Posted by Marc S. Posner

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