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Graduation/Senior Activities

Graduation 2020 Information

June 4, 2020

Badlands Stadium, San Juan Hills High School

4:00 PM

Arrival Time – 2:30 PM parking lot opens; 2:30 PM gates to stadium open

Graduates Arrival Time – 3:00 PM (graduates report to gymnasium)

Graduation lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours

Parking/Shuttle/Drop Off

Every graduate will receive 1 pass to park on campus (2 if they were selected in the lottery). This parking pass will be distributed with the graduation tickets and caps and gowns at the mandatory graduation rehearsal on June 6th at 9:00am in the gym.  

  • Parking - To park on campus the day of graduation, all cars that enter must have a graduation parking pass.  This is not the school issued parking passes that students purchased to park on campus throughout the year.  Cars will be directed where to park. 

  • Shuttles – There will be shuttle service from Ladera Ranch Middle School (LRMS) and Esencia K-8.  Shuttles will run continuously from LRMS and Esencia K-8 to SJHHS beginning at 2:30 PM. Shuttles will run until 4:00 PM.  After the ceremony, shuttle service will run from SJHHS to LRMS and Esencia K-8 until 7:00 PM.

  • Handicap Parking – There is handicap parking available on our campus.  Handicap parking will consume your 1 parking pass that is given and spots are limited.

  • Drop-Off - There will be a designated drop off for those arriving via Uber, Lyft, or other means of drop-off.

Graduation Tickets 

Every graduate will receive 5 free tickets to graduation.  All students will receive their tickets (along with any additional purchased) at the mandatory graduation rehearsal at 9:00am in the gym on June 3rd. 

Grad Night – Graduates arrive at SJHHS at 8:30 PM. For more information on grad night visit  The Grad Night Site.  Grad Night is not a school sponsored activity and is run by the PTSA.

CAP & Gown Orders

All caps & gowns must be purchased through our vendor Jostens. More info to come on gown purchases for the class of 2020.


Commonly Asked graduation Questions

What can we not bring to graduation?

Umbrellas, balloons, coolers, and air horns or other obnoxious noise makers are not allowed in the stadium. Umbrellas/balloons can obstruct views, coolers are unnecessary (snack bar will be open), and air horns are deafening.

When do we receive our graduation tickets, our 1 parking pass, and caps & gowns?

At the mandatory graduation rehearsal the morning of graduation.  All seniors need to arrive at 9:00am to the gym on June 3rd for a rehearsal.  After the rehearsal, caps/gowns/tassel/medallion, graduation tickets & parking pass, and panoramic photo if ordered will be distributed.

Can I arrive early and save seats or wait in line?

No, the stadium is shutdown until 2:30 when gates open. Any blankets/chairs that make it into the stadium prior will be swept. School is still in session and finals are taking place.  Our campus is not open until 2:30 allowing time for students and parents of underclassmen to exit the school site and for the parking lot to be cleared and prepped for graduation.

I have handicap parking, does that count as my 1 parking pass?

Yes, every graduate receives 1 parking pass to park on campus.  Handicap parking is limited and on a first come first serve basis. 

Will anything be done about the weather?

The weather cannot be controlled. June can be hot and June can be gloomy.  Check the weather prior to the event and dress accordingly.  Hats and sunscreen are our friends.

Will there be handicap seating at the event?

Yes, there will be seating for handicap persons and their families on the track. Like parking, this is limited, and on a fist come first serve basis.

Can my graduate wear leis and other sorts of regalia during the ceremony?

Only school provided/approved regalia may be worn during the ceremony.  This regalia is distributed during senior awards and consists of cords, stoles, and medals that are directly related to and approved by SJHHS. Leis can be given to graduates after the ceremony and look great in pictures! 

What should I wear under my gown and on my feet?

Clothes and shoes!  After graduation there will be pictures taken by family/friends.  Think about what you want to wear under your gown that will make your family happy during pictures.  Many graduates wear dresses and dress clothes.  Absolutly no heels on the turf!  The heels will not only poke holes in the turf, but they will also get stuck and you may fall.  Flats, flip flops, or wedges please.

Will there be a photographer taking pictures of graduates receiving their diplomas?

Why of course there will!  South Coast Photographic will be taking a still shot of each graduate holding the diploma and another shot of the student receiving the diploma on stage. Click the image below to view the flyer.