Cypress College will be holding a transfer celebration to congratulate all students transferring to a four year university or college in the upcoming fall.
“This is an event to celebrate the hard work college students have gone through,” said Brian Hanh, Kinesiology Major and worker at the transfer center.
The celebration will take place on Tuesday, May 12 at 1 p.m. in Room 414 in the CC Complex. It will begin with a speech given by advisors invited from different schools. Once the speeches are completed each student attending will be gifted a certificate to represent their acceptance in to the four year schools. After each student has received their certificates they will have the opportunity to speak to the advisor of their school in one-on-one conversations. Each school will have separate rooms in the breakout session allowing the students time to learn more about the school that they will be transferring to.
Five schools will be attending this year including Cal State Fullerton, Cal Poly Pomona, UC Irvine, UCLA, and Biola University. This event can give those transferring an opportunity to learn more about where they will be attending next fall and a chance to learn how they can continue to succeed in their new school.
“We are giving them their day to recognize their hard work and moving on to better and bigger things,” said James A. Duran, Sr., Student Services Technician at the transfer center. “This event will be celebrating students’ successes and reflecting on times here.”
A lot of students may not know about this day but should take the time to be surrounded by others who worked hard and celebrate each other.
“I didn’t know that we had a different day just to celebrate those transferring,” said Jennifer Yoo, Anthropology major, who will be transferring to Cal State Long Beach. “But it feels nice having a whole day to show that our hard work was worth it.”
For the students that want to attend all you need to do is bring a copy of their acceptance letter to the transfer center and RSVP by May 8th. Spots are limited so be sure to reserve your seat.