The end of the school year is a busy and exciting time for the Senior class! Here is some information to help you navigate your way through the last few weeks and important information about graduation requirements and products (Caps & Gowns, Event Dates & Times, Grad Night Info).

UPDATES!  As of 02/7/19
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A BUNCH OF INFO ABOUT SENIOR PICNIC/ GRAD NIGHT REGISTRATION! The PTSA Grad Night Committee is excited to announce that Early-bird Registration for the 2019 Grad Night and Picnic is now open. The Details:

  • The Senior Picnic is Wed, May 29th at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (immediately following graduation rehearsal until ~3:30PM).
  • The Grad Night Party is Thursday, May 30th (after graduation ceremony until Friday ~3:30AM) at an undisclosed location. We will send parents an email once we reach our special venue.
  • Attendance is optional, but we sincerely hope that ALL seniors will participate and celebrate together!
  • Early-bird prices for the staff-chaperoned Senior Picnic at $80, and the Grad Night Party at $145, will go up after March 15th. Thereafter, the prices will be $90 for the Senior Picnic, and $160 for the Grad Night Party. Fantastic food, entertainment, and transportation are included.
  • Students can ONLY travel via the buses provided. Tickets will remain on sale until April 30th. Donations to our scholarship fund are still being accepted, and very much appreciated.
  • Click here to register (parent/guardian & student both need to sign the liability waiver):
  • If you prefer not to submit this information electronically, please print the form, fill it in and return with a check to Karen Jacobson, 729 Mayfield Avenue, Stanford, CA 94305.
  • For scholarship approval, contact Michalis Gordan at
  • For all other questions, please contact our registrar Karen Jacobson at


Senior Grad Caps & Gowns and Announcements Ordering: 
Please order online, over the phone, or through the mail.

Jostens’ number to order by phone: 800-JOSTENS (567-8367)

Information packets and Order Forms for Mail In are available in the SAO.

Just want to take a picture for the yearbook, but don't want to order? 
Yearbook only portraits will be taken on 10/8 date at Gunn High School.  Stay tuned for times from the yearbook staff.

Student Activities Notes for Seniors!
  1. Pay attention to Senior-specific announcements throughout the school year - they will help you successfully complete everything you need to graduation and enjoy Senior Activities to the fullest!
  2. Pranks: Second semester is often accompanied by senior pranks that cause damage and inconvenience to the school. Serious disciplinary (and even legal) action will be taken if pranks are committed before the end of the year. Furthermore, the senior class will have to pay for any damages, which may leave you without a Grad Night. Don’t risk it!
  3. Graduation: Make sure you have taken care of the following…
    • Cap & Gown: Order online or pick up an order form in November at school.  Jostens will be on campus in November at lunch to collect orders and answer questions.
      • If you miss the cut off date, Call Jostens @ 650-350-1132 or click on the link above in the Updates section if you still haven’t ordered. Once the late order deadline has passed, limited extras will be available on May 21st on delivery day.
      • NOTE - no one is expected to pay for their cap and gown as a condition to participate in graduation.  Caps and gowns can be borrowed from the school if a student does not wish to purchase, but many students do purchase theirs as a keepsake.  Contact Jostens at 925-283-9283
        or E-mail the Gunn HS rep at if you want more information on borrowing a cap and gown.
    • Senior Activities: Senior Picnic & Grad Night - Packets will be available on the PTSA Website.
    • Senior Obligations: Library/Textbook/Parking/Transcript/Athletics:  You will be mailed a letter listing all your outstanding obligations. Please clear them with the Main Office, Library or specific Department as soon as you can or you won’t receive a yearbook or diploma.  No exceptions!!!
    • Attire for Baccalaureate and Graduation:  Dressy casual (no jeans/ sneakers) with tassel, cap and graduation gown zipped up.  You do not need to bring your cap or tassel to Baccalaureate!
Baccalaureate/Graduation Performers:

Speeches:  Student tryouts will be in late April/ early May 4/30.  Show up ready to deliver a 3-5 minute speech to teachers, counselors, and two of your council members. We will choose 2-3 for Baccalaureate and 2-3 for Graduation.

Musical Performances:  If you wish to perform during Baccalaureate, come to tryouts  in April.  Pieces should be around 3 minutes long and be at a high level.
Senior End-of-Year Calendar

MARCH 2019

19th - Senior Assembly & Panoramic Picture in Bow Gym

APRIL 2019

Dates TBD – Baccalaureate Music Tryouts (V9)

Date TBD - Speech Try-Outs (English Lunch Room @ 3:30pm)

MAY 2019

18th - Junior/ Senior Prom  (7:30 - 11:30 PM)

21st - Purchased Cap & Gown Distribution (Bow Gym @ Lunch)

21st - Senior Yearbooks (in front of the N-Building @ 2pm)
22nd –  24th - Senior Finals

22nd - Senior Awards Night (Titan Gym) @ 7:00pm

23rd - Borrowed Cap & Gown Distribution (Bow Gym @ Lunch)

24th - Paper Toss (Senior Quad)

26th - Baccalaureate in Titan Gym @ 2:00 PM
(Doors open at 1:45 PM - seniors should arrive with their family)

27th - Memorial Day!

29th - Graduation Rehearsal/Senior Picnic

(Seniors need to be at Bow Gym at 8:00 AM.  Senior Picnic Check in will be right after dismissal from rehearsal)

30th - Graduation on the Football Athletic Field @ 5pm
(Seniors need to be at Bow Gym at 4:30 PM)

30th - Grad Night Event
(immediately following end of commencement ceremony)