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Contact: Marc S. Posner

Date: April 21, 2010

Phone: 714-484-7006

Location: Public Information Office, CCCPLX-305


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 your goal!

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 various speakers.

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 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 and times:

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.


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Phone orders will be accepted with a credit card @ 800-952-7002.

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 been met.


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
Barbara Dunsheath
Leonard Lahtinen
Michael B. Matsuda
Molly McClanahan
Donna Miller
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.


News and Events

Welcome to the News and Events section of the Cypress College website.

There are a variety of sources for news about Cypress College. The links below will help you learn the latest about the campus.

  • @Cypress is the internal campus newsletter from Cypress College President Michael J. Kasler. @Cypress is generally published on a weekly basis during the semester.
  • The Cypress College Podcast offers a slice-of-life look at the people who make up the campus community.
  • The News Archive link provides a look at all campus headlines, past and present.
  • You can also subscribe to news feeds (also known as RSS feeds) for the college headlines and for the college calendar of events.
  • Want more? Check out the links to our Twitter, Facebook and YouTube sites on our "Social Media" page.