Graduation 2018

Updated: 5/07/2018

John Paul the Great Catholic University will hold its 10th annual commencement on Friday, September 7, 2018. Here is a list of activities for all Undergraduate, MA and MBA Graduating students.

Visitors, please see this list of local hotels close to the University and student apartments or near the Graduation venue: Nearby Hotel List.

Graduating students, please complete the Graduation Form by May 28th.

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 31, 2018


Location: Our Lady of Mount Carmel (13541 Stoney Creek Rd, San Diego, CA 92129)
Information listed on Graduation Day

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Acting Production: Fiddler on the Roof with the Main performance


Location: California Center for the Arts Escondido
(340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025)

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Senior Project and Thesis Screening

7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Location: Regal Cinema
(350 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025)

Friday, September 7, 2018
Graduation Day

3:30pm: Graduates Arrive for Baccalaureate Mass (Bring: Graduation Caps, Gowns and Hood)

4:30pm: Baccalaureate Mass, Graduation Ceremony, Reception

Location: Our Lady of Mount Carmel (13541 Stoney Creek Rd, San Diego, CA 92129)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Check out Deadline for All Resident Student Apartments


All keys, fobs and clickers must be returned to the designated location prior to the deadline or you will incur a fine.

Mass Times at Nearby Parishes

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Escondido
1170 South Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
Saturday 5:30pm, 7:00pm (Spanish)
Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12pm (Spanish), 1:30pm (Spanish), 3:30pm (Traditional Latin Mass) and 5:30pm
The Church of St. Timothy, south Escondido
2960 Canyon Rd, Escondido, CA 92029
Saturday 5:00pm
Sunday 8:30am, 10:30am
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, San Diego
13541 Stoney Creek Rd, San Diego, CA 92129
Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday 8:00am, 9:45am, 11:30am, 1:15pm (Spanish) and 5:00pm

Downloadable version of the official graduation announcement.