Graduation Info

See the 2021 Commencement Program

CLICK HERE to view and print a PDF of the program

2021 Senior Events Letter

This letter outlines the upcoming schedule of events for our graduating seniors. CLICK HERE

2021 Commencement Ceremony Info: (Friday, June 4, 2021 @ 6:30pm)

Graduation will be held at Four Winds Field in Downtown South Bend. Graduates need to report tothe parking lot by the 1st Source Performance Center no later than 5:15pm. We will start promptly at 6:30pm. Each graduate will be given four tickets for commencement. Guests can begin to enter at 5:45pm. The ceremony is a formal event and one of the most memorable moments in a person's life. All guests and graduates will be expected to social distance and wear a mask at all times. Since this is outdoors of course dress for the weather.

WHEN: Friday, June 4, 2021.

TIME: Commencement will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

WHERE: Four Winds Field, Downtown South Bend. 501 W. South Street, South Bend, IN 46601

MAP: CLICK HERE for map and directions.

PARKING: Free parking is available in the lots around the stadium.

As more information becomes available pertaining to other events and dates surrounding graduation they will be announced via email, social media and posted to our website.


YES, four (4) tickets will be given to each graduate for commencement. Tickets will not be issued to students unless all financial obligations are paid (library books, lost books, ID fees, etc). Tickets will not be issued if a graduate's Chromebook (laptop) is not returned. All debts need to be cleared by June 1, 2021. Admission to the ceremony is by ticket only. Two (2) year olds or older MUST have a ticket.

CAN I GET ADDITIONAL TICKETS (new policy effective 2019):

YES. To allow our graduates, family and friends to attend graduation we moved graduation to different venues. First it was at John Adams, then Century Center and now its held at the Joyce Center's Purcell Pavillion at the University of Notre Dame. Having graduation at JAHS allowed for each student to only have four (4) tickets and having it at Century Center allowed for only five (5) tickets to be issued. We are fortunate to be able have graduation at Notre Dame where thousands of guests may attend. In an effort to defray the cost to hold it there however, any student needing more than eight (8) tickets can purchase additional tickets at $5.00 each.

There are two ways to order and pay for these tickets.

1) SEND IN: Send currency or check payable to John Adams HS(Grad tickets) to Mike Cass our school accountant in the main office. CLICK HERE for an order form in PDF format.

2) ONLINE: you may place an order (and pay) by CLICKING HERE

Please note ONLINE TICKET orders require payment via Square Cash using a DEBIT card that is connected to your checking account. If you need to pay by currency or check please send that in to Mike Cass at school in the main office. Mr. Cass can be contacted by phone at: 574.393.5435 or by email at: if you have further questions.

The extra tickets will be given to students after graduation practice on Saturday, June 6, 2019


Graduates need to report to the Joyce Center's Purcell Pavilion no later than 2:45pm at gate #1 of the Joyce Center.


The graduation ceremony is a formal event and one of the most important moments in a person's life. It's asked that our graduates and guests refrain from activities that would detract from the dignity of this important event or that would create a distraction for the other guests and graduates. Disruptive noises (including artificial noisemakers) and/or activities will result in removal from the ceremony.


Appropriate attire under the cap and gown will be a dress shirt, slacks and dark colored socks for young men and dresses or dress slacks for the young women. Caps and gowns are NOT ALLOWED to be decorated. Dress shoes or dress sandals can be worn.

2019 Senior Honors Reception 'Seniors Punch' Sign Up:

This is scheduled for May 29, 2019 from 12pm-1:00pm. Stay tuned for more details via email and social media.

2018 Graduation Gear Info:

1) Cap and Gowns & Rings PDF Order form (2018): CLICK HERE

2) Cap and Gowns ONLINE Ordering (2018): CLICK HERE

Online at:


Class of 2018 Commencement (June 7, 2018)

PHOTO GALLERY of 2018's ceremony: CLICK HERE

Please note these were taken by Officer David Herron of the South Bend Police Dept in a volunteer capacity. He tried to get pics of all students walking off the stage however there may be some missing. There are also some other pics he was provided by other parents that are included too. You'll have to scroll through the 500+ pictures to find your student. You may save and download for your personal use if you'd like.

    • If you have further questions please contact them directly at: 574.232.2003

    • Once you link to this page on the right you'll see a couple links.

        • John Adams Graduation Diplomas (these are of each students be given their diploma by Principal Seitz. You'll have to scroll through all of them to find your student's picture. However if you have the graduation program you can probably approximate where the picture is by looking at the order names as called out in the program

        • John Adams Graduation Candids: these are random candid pictures of various students before, during and after the ceremony. Again you'll have to scroll through them to find any of interest to you.

2019 Commemorative Yard Sign Ordering:

Order your Class of 2019 yard sign today. We offer two different types: classic eagle and soaring eagle. Both signs will be personalized with your student's first name. The deadline to order is Friday, May 24, 2019 at 6:00pm for guaranteed delivery. Orders will be accepted after that date but delivery cannot be guaranteed by Friday, June 1, 2019.

Net Proceeds from these will benefit the:

"Nevin Longenecker Campaign for Science" capital campaign for updated science lab equipment.


Choose from three designs. Each = $25.00