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Cypress College campus reopens for student services following 16-month COVID closure

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.

This article was released by Cypress College.