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Important Info

If you have questions regarding Caps & Gowns for Seniors, please contact Jostens at (800) 567-8367 or 




General Information:  Graduation will be held Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Cougar Stadium. For safety and security, school and stadium gates will remain closed to visitors during the school day and will NOT be opened to visitors until 2:00 p.m.  Please do not arrive before this time.  Due to the volume of people attending the ceremony, attendees are NOT allowed to save seats in the stands.  Stadium capacity is 3,242 (approximately 6 guests per graduate).


Parking Options:  General parking is available in the upper student lot, the lower student lot, Stoneybrooke, and at Saddleback College (there may be a minimal charge of $2 for a day pass).  Limited handicapped parking will be available to those who have a valid handicapped placard on a first-come first-serve basis.  After all available handicapped parking is filled; a handicap drop-off area and shuttle will be available in front of the small gym beginning at 2:30 p.m.  The shuttle will take handicapped persons and one assist person only to the stadium for seating in a special area.  Drivers and other guests must then park in the specified lots above and make their way to the general seating areas.


After the ceremony:  No visitors will be allowed on the field.  However, immediately following the ceremony, graduates will recess to the quad between the gym and the M-Building where they can then meet their families and pick up their diplomas.


South Coast Photographic: South Coast Photographic will be on the field/stage capturing this special event as the students receive their diplomas. You may view and order prints online at:



Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal – Thursday Morning:

Rehearsal begins at 8:30a.m. Thursday morning (Graduation Day, June 7th), with all seniors reporting to the large gym.  Seniors will then be given their row assignment along with directions for the processional, seating and the ceremony. If you do not attend rehearsal you will not participate in the ceremony


Graduation Ceremony – Thursday Afternoon

Plan to get a ride to the school from your parents or other family.  You won't want to have extra cars at school after the ceremony.


Please arrive to the gym in appropriate attire NO LATER than 2:30 p.m.  You may only bring a wallet and car/house keys if necessary.   No cell phones, iPods, flowers or leis are permitted.  All such items will be confiscated at check-in, so please do NOT bring them.


All students must bring their Capistrano Valley cap, gown, tassel, and medal to the gym.  (Do NOT wear your cap and gown to the gym prior to check-in; please just carry these items until after you have been checked-in.)


PLEASE wear comfortable shoes!  Heels are prohibited on the field. They will damage the turf and will sink into the ground, causing you to trip!


NHS, Drama, Key Club, ASB & AVID stoles, and CSF cords are the only additional items that may be worn during the ceremony.  No other group regalia may be worn.  CAPS and GOWNS MAY NOT BE ALTERED OR DECORATED in any manner.


Diplomas:  Please pick up your diploma from quad area between the gym and the M-Building.  Thank you




ÒAll purchases of caps, gowns, rings, invitations, etc… are taken care of by Jostens:


Jack Nicholson

(714) 751-0260


Completely run by the parents and a volunteer committee. This is not a school sponsored event.


Ellen Natsume



ÒIncluding Senior, Yearbook, and dance pictures:


South Coast Photographic

Lake Forest, CA

(949) 699-0199

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