University Day

University Day is a Saturday event that JPCatholic hosts several times a year. Each event offers an exciting lineup of presentations from the faculty, a campus tour, and a variety of breakout sessions to give you insight into academics, student life, and financial aid.

The event is open to undergraduate prospective students and their families. Students are also invited to arrive early on Thursday or Friday to experience classes and meet with admissions.

University Day is free of charge. Pre-registration is required, and please note that registration is on a first-come first-serve basis.

Upcoming Dates:

Sat, Nov. 16, 2024
Sat, Feb. 15, 2025
Sat, Apr. 12, 2025

Early Arrival Experience

For students who are able to arrive on Thursday or Friday, we invite you to participate in an Early Arrival experience, which includes:

  • Daily Mass on Campus
  • Lunch with Current Students
  • Meeting with Admissions
  • Classroom Visits
    An admissions representative can help you explore which Thursday/Friday class options might align with your interests. Please note that classroom visit experiences are subject to availability and capacity.

If you are interested in these experiences, please let us know when you register, and an Admissions Representative will reach out to discuss details and create a customized schedule for you.

We are unable to offer overnight visits at this time; you may find some hotel options below.

Next Event: November 16, 2024

University Day Schedule:

  • 12:15pm: Check-in begins
  • 12:30pm: Opening Session with Pres. Derry Connolly, General Education Overview, Campus Tour
  • 1:30pm: Faculty Breakout Sessions by Academic Program
  • 2:30pm: Refreshment Break
  • 2:45pm: Campus Life, Residential Model, and Student Success
  • 3:15pm: General Q&A
  • 3:30pm: Tour of Campus Housing at Latitude 33 Apartment Community (Optional)
  • 4:30pm: Event Ends
Registration opening soon


At this time, we are unable to offer Overnight Visits on campus. However, there are a number of hotel options nearby. JPCatholic has special rates available with some hotels if you book using our links. See Information on Hotels


JPCatholic is located in Escondido, about 40 minutes north from the San Diego Airport (SAN). Visiting families may use public transportation to get from the airport to the Escondido Transit Center, ride share services, or rental cars. If you are travelling without parents, the University may be able to provide transportation solutions for you - please speak with your admissions representative.


Ample street parking is available nearby; please pay attention to signs regarding time restrictions. Several Public Parking Lots are also located nearby, such as this one at the corner of Maple Street Plaza and W. Valley Parkway.

The check-in location for Early Arrivals on Thursday or Friday, as well as Saturday registrants, is our Student Life Center: 200 W Grand. Ave, Escondido, CA 92025.

See Campus Map