Cypress College Orientation

Student Orientation is the introduction to Cypress College and our procedures, processes and terms you will need to be successful at the start of your academic career! The orientation is the second step to your registration process and receiving an earlier registration date.

There are two ways you can complete a new student orientation: online (preferred) or in-person.

Online Orientation

To access the online orientation, please click on myGateway at the top of the Cypress page.

Once in myGateway you will enter your Student ID# and log in.  Once you are logged in, please click on the Cypress tab, then click on Cypress College Orientation.

The orientation takes about one (1) hour.  You will need to take quizzes after some of the sections to make sure you have retained the information.  You will receive a completion message at the end of the session.  You will be given the Cypress College orientation credit within 24 hours of the completion message.

Please take the survey at the end of the completion message by pressing “Next” to help us serve you and future students.

In-Person Orientation

This is your opportunity to meet with one of our counselors who will help you plan your classes for the upcoming semester.   You must have already had your transcripts reviewed or taken an assessment test prior to signing up for the in-person orientation.

To schedule an in-person orientation, please call (714) 484-7223 or stop by the Assessment or Counseling Center located in the Student Center, Building 19, 2nd Floor, near Parking Lot 1.

Questions or Contact Information:

T: (714) 484-7223  or (714) 484-7015


Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please note that the above reflects our regular hours during the fall and spring semesters. During the summer when school is not in session, these hours may change. Please call the Counseling Center for more information.