Use of Cypress College’s general parking lots requires a parking fee. In lieu of a physical parking permit, the College uses a virtual parking system. Students and guests may purchase virtual permits online and at kiosks in and around campus. After purchasing a virtual parking permit, students and guests must register their vehicle license plate number to activate the virtual parking permit. Those who purchase semester-length permits may change vehicle license plate numbers online at any time using the parking link in MyGateway. Day-use vehicle registration is available at kiosks on campus.

Payment for semester permits and registration of plates authorizes students to use any of the five lots open to student and guest parking, as well as designated spots on Circle Drive. Cypress College semester-length parking permits are also honored at Fullerton College and the Anaheim Campus. Cypress College students parking at Fullerton College cannot park in the structure located at Lemon Street and Chapman Avenue. Students and guests may also register vehicles using short-term parking machines for $3 per day. Short-term permits are valid at Cypress College only. Students and guests are not eligible to park in staff spaces. The parking permit does not guarantee a parking space.

See Campus Safety Traffic & Parking Regulations for further questions at:

Use of state-designated disabled parking spaces requires proper display of either a valid disabled placard or designated license plates. Disabled parking spaces are prominently marked in blue and white. Vehicles parked in disabled parking spaces must also comply with the requirements noted above, including purchase of a virtual permit and completion of the vehicle license plate registration. Designated disabled parking spaces are available in all campus lots. Individuals who park vehicles in the disabled stalls without proper credentials will be subject to a $290 citation.

Any vehicle found parked on Cypress College property that has (3) or more unpaid Cypress College parking citations may be towed without notice. Registered owners of the vehicle will be responsible for paying all citations, towing fees, and impound fees prior to the vehicle being released by the impound company.

Parking Enforcement and Appeals

All campus parking regulations are enforced by the Cypress College Campus Safety Department. All traffic regulations are enforced by the Cypress Police Department. Parking regulations are strictly enforced. A two-week grace period is provided at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters in order for students to obtain permits. Failure to register your vehicle license plate may result in a parking citation issued by Campus Safety.

Payment of fines or filing of an appeal must take place within 21 days from the date of the citation or the fine will be doubled. Cypress College Parking Regulations are available on myGateway, the Campus Safety webpage, and in the Campus Safety Office on the first floor of the Business Building.