Schedule of Events:

Please note: If you have requested tickets for the following events, please pick them up from Administration (220 W Grand Ave) on Thursday, August 25th, or before noon on Friday, August 26th.

Friday, August 26th

Newsies Poster

Newsies Theatre Production

1:30pm (Doors open 1:00pm)
The Ritz Theater (301 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025)

JPCatholic Theatre Productions is excited to present Jack Feldman’s Newsies! This public performance is open to students, alumni, parents, staff, and members of the public; please note that seniors, cast members, and their families have first preference. Tickets are free, but required.

Senior Screening in Theatre

Senior Film Screening

6:30pm (Doors open 6:00pm)
The Ritz Theater (301 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025)

JPCatholic is excited to present a showcase of senior film projects (and more) from the Class of 2022! Our seniors have been working hard for many months and look forward to sharing their work on the big screen. This event is open to students, alumni, parents, and staff. Tickets are free, but required - please see the email from Lidy Connolly for info on requesting tickets.


Senior Visual Arts Showcase

Soundstage (155 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025)

Celebrate capstone projects from our seniors in the visual arts programs. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Tickets not required.

Saturday, August 27th

Two Students Walking to Altar

Baccalaureate Mass

St. Mary Catholic Church (1170 S Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025)

Valedictorian Speaking on Podium

Commencement Ceremony

The Ritz Theater (301 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025)

Tickets required. Each graduate may invite up to six guests besides themselves. Please see email from Lidy Connolly for information on requesting tickets.

For those unable to attend the ceremony, it will also be livestreamed.

Professional photos will be taken and available within a few weeks after graduation.

Student Life Center


Immediately following ceremony
Student Life Center (200 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025)

Wristbands required. Each graduate may invite up to ten guests besides themselves (no charge); any guests beyond ten will be charged $10/per guest. Additional Lunch tickets are available through the link provided to the graduate.

Parking Info

Parking Information

Upon arrival, you will have multiple options for parking:

  • 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.
  • Additional parking is available in our future expansion lot at 131 S Broadway.

Local Hotels

Family members are not allowed to stay overnight in student housing. There are many hotel options in the local area, and below are some options with a JPCatholic group or corporate rate:

Springhill Suites by Marriott (1 mi.)

200 La Terraza Boulevard,
Escondido, CA 92025
(442) 286-8100

Book using this link
Holiday Inn Express (1.4 mi.)

1250 West Valley Parkway,
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 741-7117

Book using this link