Cypress College Orientation

New Student Orientation

Welcome to Cypress College!  Orientation provides students with information about Cypress College’s students’ rights and responsibilities, general college terms and registration information.

Who needs to take this orientation?

  • New Students who have their Cypress College school ID#.
  • Students who have not been attending Cypress College for more than a year.

There are two types of new students:

  • Never attended college before, or only attended while in high school
  • New Transfer Students, enrolling at Cypress who previously attended another institution

There are two ways you can complete a new student orientation:

  1. Online Orientation (recommend)

The orientation takes about 35 minutes to one (1) hour and contains quizzes after some of the sections.  This is to ensure you have retained the information.

A completion message will be sent to you to the email you received your information regarding your ID.

This is your proof that you have completed this part of your path for Cypress College!

To access the online orientation, please click here for directions on accessing the Online Orientation on myGateway (myGateway is located at the top of Cypress College webpage). Once in myGateway click on the Cypress tab on the left hand side of the page.

Once on Cypress page you can click on Online Orientation link.

  1. 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 – 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.