We hope to see you at Parents Weekend this year!

February 2nd–4th, 2024

Join us on campus for a fun weekend with your student, including campus life activities, updates on our academic programs, free time to explore San Diego, and more. A special fundraising event “The Future of Christ-Centered Entertainment” is scheduled for the same weekend, featuring a film screening of Profs. George and Melinda Simon’s new film Don’t Get Eaten.

JPCatholic Family


Parents Weekend is free to attend, but registration is required and is first come, first served. The registration deadline is January 31st. “The Future of Christ-Centered Entertainment” event on Saturday evening requires paid tickets (we recommend you purchase in advance online).

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Parents Weekend goes from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon (Feb. 2-4, 2024). Check-in times are available on both Friday and Saturday.

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Hotel Options

There are many hotel options in the local area, and below are some options with a JPCatholic group or corporate rate:

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JPCatholic Families

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are other family members allowed to attend Parents Weekend?

Yes, but registration is limited to 2 people per family (excluding the JPCatholic student/s).

Do I need to arrive on Friday?

Check-in is available on both Friday and Saturday (see schedule). If you arrive on Saturday morning on time for the student club events, you are welcome to join up with them. Just check-in with us 15 minutes before lunch at the Student Life Center.

Am I allowed to stay with my student on campus?

No, you may find some hotel options here.

Am I required to attend every event on the schedule?

No, the events are optional.

Is the Saturday evening fundraising event included in Parents Weekend?

We encourage you to attend both Parents Weekend and “The Future of Christ-Centered Entertainment” fundraising event, which we have scheduled during the same weekend. Please note that Parents Weekend Registration does not include tickets to the fundraising event. If you are interested in that event, you can purchase tickets here ($20 each).

Where do I park?

Plenty of free public parking is available nearby, such as Grand Ave. and this lot at Maple Street Plaza and Valley Parkway. Please pay attention to all signs regarding time restrictions.

George and Melinda Simon

Event details:

Ticket Price: $20 | Attire: Semi-Formal

5:30pm Check-in begins
6:30pm “The Future of Christ-Centered Entertainment”:
Keynote by Prof. George Simon, Chair of Communications Media
7:00pm Film Screening: “Don’t Get Eaten”
8:30pm Invitation to become a Patron of the Arts
9:00pm Reception
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George Simon

For any questions about Parents Weekend, please contact:

Ken Sharrar

Mission Advancement Director