Cypress College Campus Reopens for Student Services Following 16-Month COVID Closure
For Immediate Release
July 29, 2021
Contact: Marc Posner
Cypress College’s in-person services reopen for students on Monday, August 2, 2021 — a significant next step in the return to normal pre-COVID campus life. Students will also continue to have the option of meeting with support staff online moving forward, a modality that has proven to be highly convenient.
The college’s service areas will be open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning August 2 and will expand hours and services at the start of classes on Monday, August 23. Based on student and faculty demand, roughly 30% of Cypress College’s course offerings will take place on campus and in person. The remaining courses will continue online for the fall semester. The mix of services will be approximately the same — weighted for remote use.
“We’re excited for students to safely return to campus,” said Cypress College President JoAnna Schilling, Ph.D. “While they have appreciated the convenience of remote service, nothing can replace the experience of engaging face to face. We are happy for this next step in our return to being a campus community once again.”
Cypress College closed the campus and paused all in-person activity on March 13, 2020. Extremely limited in-person coursework — mostly in the technical trades and health sciences — resumed during the 2020-2021 academic year. Cypress College also safely and successfully resumed athletic competition during the spring 2021 semester. During the COVID pause, most employees worked from home — teaching and providing service to students. A core group of maintenance, custodial, technology, and campus safety employees continued work in person.
Students can complete the free admissions application on the campus website at CypressCollege.edu.
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 cypresscollege.edu/coronavirus.