Enchanté Paris!


Interested in visiting the land of romance and fine dining while earning college credit? Study abroad in Paris for the Fall 2017 semester!

The Study Abroad Program will be holding an information session on Monday, March 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. in CCCPLX 414.

The semester program includes:

  • Seven English and psychology courses to choose from
  • Round-trip airfare between Los Angeles and Paris
  • Twin-bedded room in an apartment, or a family homestay
  • Transportation cards
  • Full-day excursions to Chartres and Versailles
  • Three-day, two-night excursion to Avignon and Aix-en-Provence

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have completed 12 units of college-level work, including ENG 100 (College Writing) or equivalent with “C” or better
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5
  • Be at least 18 by the start of the semester

For more information, visit the Study Abroad Program site.

Questions? Contact Doug Eisner, program coordinator, at deisner@fullcoll.edu or (714) 992-7308.




Parking Enforcement Begins Monday, February 6


Enforcement of valid parking permits begins on Monday, February 6. Below is important information to help you be prepared. At Cypress College your license plate is your parking permit. If you attend classes elsewhere in the NOCCCD, at Fullerton College or the Anaheim Campus, your license plate is also your parking permit there.

Important information about parking

  • All fees MUST be paid in full to access the “Cypress Parking System” AND activate your virtual parking permit
  • To register your vehicle, simply login to myGateway and click on the “Cypress Parking System” link in the “Registration Tools” section of your “Student” and “Registration” tabs
  • Students MUST select and submit a permit for the Spring semester. An email confirmation message will be sent to you upon successful completion of the permit process.
  • Students MUST check that their vehicle(s) information is correctly input into the system. An email confirmation message will be sent to you upon successful completion of any changes.

Special instructions for parking at Fullerton or Anaheim

  • Cypress College students parking at Fullerton College CANNOT park in structure at Lemon St./Chapman Ave. The Fullerton Police Department enforces parking in that parking structure and does not have access to our system to validate your license plate as your parking permit
  • All students with a valid Spring semester virtual permit for Cypress College can ALSO park at both Fullerton College and Anaheim Campuses in student designated spaces.

For questions about parking, and for assistance, contact Campus Safety in their office (adjacent to Lot #1) or at (714) 484-7387.

Check Out Our New Events Calendar


Show off your school spirit at a Cypress College event! Love baseball, dance, and photography? Do you just want to know what day classes start or what days the campus is closed? Our new events calendar showcases all the Chargers’ happenings, including sports, theater and dance, and more. With the events calendar you’ll know firsthand all that’s going on at Cypress College. Check it out here. To have your event added to the calendar, fill out this form and email it here.


2017 Scholarship Applications Available Now

Each year, the Cypress College Foundation releases two different scholarship applications: The Bernard Osher Scholarship for Community College students and the Cypress College Foundation Scholarship.

The application forms for the 2017 scholarships are available now. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the Financial Aid Office. However, it is strongly recommended that applications for the Bernard Osher Scholarship be submitted early, as priority is placed on the submission date.

Applications are available in the Foundation Office, the Financial Aid Office, and online.

Donate Blood Wednesday and Thursday

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. That adds up to 44,000 units of blood needed each day. There is no substitute for human blood — it cannot be manufactured. In the Los Angeles region, blood is always in high demand though less than 2 percent of the population donates. With just one donation, you can help save multiple lives. – From Cedars-Sinai Blood Donor Services

The Associated Students are hosting their Fall Blood Drive week. Here’s what you need to know to help save lives:

When: Wednesday and Thursday (October 5th and 6th), 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day

Where: Student Activities Center Conference Room

Donor requirements: Be in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds. Tattoos are now allowed! (Must be healed and have been done in a licensed California facility)

Signup: Appointments can be made online at www.donatebloodcedars.org (Use group code “CYC”) or by calling Becky Rojas at  (714) 484-7199. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Do/Bring: Donors are required to have a photo ID. Make sure you’re hydrated (drink plenty of water) and have eaten a healthy meal before you donate.

Participants can also enroll in the National Marrow Donor Program.

All donors will receive a t-shirt or a coupon for a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream. So, donate, save lives, and get a cool t-shirt or ice cream!

Get Help Paying for College: Free FAFSA & Dream Act Workshops in February

Could you use help paying for college? Most students do.

Let us help you get the funding you need. Throughout the month of February, the Cypress College Office of Financial Aid is hosting four free FAFSA / Dream Act Workshops in the Library Learning Resource Center (Rm. 130, 9am-5pm | February 16, 18, 22, and 24). More information can be found here.


Nearly 2/3rds of Cypress College students qualify for some form of financial aid: fee waivers (that cover all tuition expenses), grants and scholarships (that don’t have to be paid back), work study programs (to exchange work for money), and low-interest loans (that do have to paid back). Many students qualify for a Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver or other assistance specifically for California community colleges.

Submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Act Application is the most important thing you can do to get financial assistance to pay for college. The U.S. Department of Education uses the FAFSA to determine students’ eligibility for federal student aid. Each year, the federal government awards approximately $150 billion in the form of grants, work-study funds, and low-interest loans to help millions of students pay for college. In addition, the State of California uses the Dream Act Application to determine students’ eligibility for the BOG fee waiver and competitive Cal Grant.

We highly encourage you to take advantage of these special one-on-one workshop sessions to get your application in on-time and filled out correctly. 2016-17 FAFSA and CA Dream Act Applications are DUE March 2, 2016.


To find out more about financial aid options, please visit icanaffordcollege.com brought to you by the California Community Colleges.

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Campus Closed for Winter Holiday, Re-Opens January 4



Cypress College is closed for the winter holiday. The campus re-opens on Monday, January 4.

During the winter break, students should have access to services such as myGateway and the campus Facebook page.

Classes for the spring semester begin on Monday, February 1, 2016.

From all of us at Cypress College, we wish you joy in the holidays you celebrate, happiness with your loved ones, and relaxation.

2016 Scholarship Applications Now Available

The Cypress College Foundation today released the application form for the 2016 scholarships. Applications are due February 17, 2016 — although priority for the Osher Scholarship is placed on the submission date of qualified applications. All applications are submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

The applications are located in the Foundation Office, in the Financial Aid Office, and online.

Spring 2016 Class Schedule Available


Cypress College’s Schedule of Classes for Spring 2016 is now available in a variety of formats online and for sale in the campus Bookstore. Current students can locate their starting registration times in myGateway. Registration begins November 23, 2015.

In addition to the flip-book version above, the schedule of classes can also be downloaded as a traditional pdf file.

Classes begin the week of February 1, 2016. Late-start courses begin the weeks of February 16 and April 4, 2016.

Commencement will be held on May 27, 2016, and the semester officially ends the next day.

During the Spring 2016 semester, the college will hold spring recess from March 21-27, with the campus closed completely on Friday, March 25, 2016. The campus is also closed February 12-15, 2016, for the Presidents’ Holidays. Additional important dates are included on Page 1 of the class schedule.