Cypress College Graduation, 2010
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College will hold it's 43rd Commencement on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in the Gateway Plaza. Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda will delever the commencement address. Announcements on the Alumni of the Year and the Graduate of the Year will be upcoming.
Below is some information about Cypress College's graduation. You can also visit last year's graduation page to get a feel for what the event is like.
Graduation Brochure: This is a pdf version of the information below. It provides details for students planning on participating in the graduation ceremony, which will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. View the brochure.
A Message from Cypress College's President, Dr. Michael Kasler
It is an honor for me to greet our 2010 graduates.
Each one of you has persevered on your own personal
journey of sacrifice and hard work to arrive at this
milestone, and you have successfully struck a balance
between responsibilities inside and outside of the
classroom to get to this point. I know that some of
you were able to pursue your studies full-time, while
others took a longer route, combining work and maybe
family responsibilities with your academic program.
No matter what, I hope you never forget the
commitment, drive, and determination it took for you
to achieve this goal. On May 26, as you approach
the stage to accept your diploma, know that you have
rightfully earned the respect and sincere admiration
of your parents, siblings, relatives, friends, teachers
and peers. May you carry this banner of success into
the future. I congratulate and salute you for achieving
Commencement 2010: YOUR BIG DAY!
The Commencement Ceremony will be held
Wednesday, May 26, 2010. The ceremony will be held
in the front of the college, in the new Gateway Plaza.
Schedule of events
5:00 p.m. Gathering in the theater lobby
6:00 p.m. Commencement Ceremony begins
Reception - immediately following ceremony
The ceremony will feature faculty, special guests, and
Please plan to attend a reception for graduates, family
and friends, as well as faculty and staff, immediately
after the ceremony. Refreshments will be served
compliments of Associated Students.
CAPS and GOWNS
Caps and Gowns are required for the ceremony.
The commencement caps and gowns will be available
for sale at the Student Activities Center, located south of
the pond in the center of campus, on the following dates
May 5,6,7, 10,11,12,13,14,17,18,19,20,21
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Extended hours May 17 & 19 until 7:00 p.m.
NOTE: You will be purchasing, not renting, your cap
and gown. The sales price for the cap and gown is
$25.00. Money orders or checks should be made payable
to Cypress College. No credit cards accepted.
Please be dressed in your cap and gown by 5:00 p.m.
DO NOT BRING A HANDBAG or BACK-PACK! (There is
no one to watch your personal items. You can leave
them with a family member.) You will be given final
instructions for the line-up at that time, and you will be
handed a 3 x 5 card to print your name on. As you walk
toward the stage, you will hand the card to the reader so
your name can be announced, and then you will be
presented with your diploma cover.
No Assigned Seats
There is no assigned seating for students taking part
in commencement. You'll be able to sit next to special
friends who are graduating with you.
Your family and friends are welcome at
Commencement 2010. There is no limit to the number
of guests you may invite. Your guests should park in
lots 1 and 9 (easiest access to the Commencement
Ceremony). The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. It
will last approximately 1.5 hours, Food will be sold,
flowers, balloons, graduation memorabilia, etc., will be
available for purchase before and after the ceremony
(under the tent). Please show respect for the
graduates - no bullhorns please.
available for purchase through
BALFOUR GRAD PRODUCTS
Phone orders will be accepted with a credit card
Order forms are available in the Bookstore:
Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Generic Graduation Announcements are available for
purchase in the Bookstore.
You will not receive your actual diploma on commencement
evening. Instead, you will receive your
diploma cover as you cross the stage.
The Admissions and Records Office will send you your
diploma after verification that all requirements have
Audience members are requested to remain seated
during the ceremony.
Photographs can be taken in the plaza after the ceremony.
Students will have their photos taken as they
graduate by a professional photographer from
University Photography. Cypress College President,
Michael Kasler, will also be available for photos with
students after the ceremony.
Proofs of photos will be sent to students soon after
graduation. Promotional photos taken by college staff
will be posted on the Web at
We are sorry to announce that video tapes of this
year's ceremony will not be available.
For information on caps and gowns, and the graduation
ceremony contact Becky Rojas @ 714/484-7199
Monday - Friday . . . . . . . 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For all other information regarding graduation
requirements, etc., contact the Admissions &
Records Office at 714/484-7433.
North Orange County Community College District
Board of Trustees:
Jeffrey P. Brown
Michael B. Matsuda
M. Tony Ontiveros
Cindy Garcia, Student Trustee, Cypress College
Rajan Valdya, Student Trustee, Fullerton College
Ned Doffoney, Ed.D., Chancellor
Michael Kasler, Ed.D., President, Cypress College
The North Orange County Community College District, in compliance with all applicable
Federal and State laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orientation
in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. The District is also committed
to maintaining campuses that are free of harassment, drugs and alcohol. A copy of
the District's full policy on non-discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault
treatment and counseling, and maintenance of a drug-free environment is available
in the District Human Resources Office.