Cypress College Opens New Study Space to Serve Students Impacted by COVID and WFH

Cypress College has expanded its on-campus study space by opening a 4,500-square-foot, open-air facility capable of accommodating 70 students. The Outdoor Student Study Space follows the model used by many restaurants to continue dine-in service during the pandemic and expands on the free WiFi program Cypress College initiated in the aftermath of the campus closure in March.

Tent with tables and chairs and a student studying

“Finding creative solutions to help our students succeed is an important part of our work to ensure our students can meet their goals,” said Cypress College President JoAnna Schilling, Ph.D. “We know that some of our students are doing homework, attending classes, and even studying in their parked cars because multiple people in their household — siblings, parents, spouses, their own children — are also attending school remotely or working from home. Our Outdoor Student Study Space provides a safe alternative with reliable WiFi.”

Students can use the space for studying or for attending live sessions of their courses.

The study space is available each weekday, from 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and until 5 p.m. on Friday. Students may walk up or reserve a space through the college’s award-winning mobile app.

Students complete a wellness check in the app and must abide by health and safety regulations while using the study space. Restrooms, charging stations, and protective barriers are available.

About Cypress College:

Cypress College offers students a pathway to their future in an environment in which employees commit to joining students on their educational journey. The college’s half-million-plus alumni include actors, athletes, doctors, executives, mechanics, nurses, and teachers. For some, Cypress College is the ticket into their university of choice, and for others, it provides essential training for a prosperous career. Just one Cypress College class is often all it takes to provide cutting-edge skills that lead to a promotion or a new job.

Cypress College’s 16,000 students and the highly qualified teaching faculty are proud of the many excellent academic and vocational programs. Cypress College provides a pathway for each of our students, offering 56 university-transfer majors, 174 career-certificate programs, and degrees in 98 areas of study. The college’s traditional semesters begin in January and August, while short-term courses start throughout the year. A Cypress College education costs $46 per unit — $138 for a typical, full-credit class — California’s lowest tuition. Eligible first-time students qualify for free tuition through Cypress College’s Charger Experience promise program. Financial aid and scholarships are also available to qualifying students.

Cypress College is one of three campuses in the North Orange County Community College District and a member of the 116-campus California Community College system. The college primarily serves the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, Garden Grove, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Stanton.

Located at 9200 Valley View Street in Cypress, the college is easily accessible from several Southern California freeways, including the 5, 91, 605, 22, and 405. The campus is just a stone’s-throw from Downtown Disney and Knott’s Berry Farm.

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Cypress College’s instruction and services are offered primarily in a remote format. Students can access support services online at


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