Grad Night is an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime all night event designed to provide a safe, sober, and spectacular celebration for our WHS graduates. The Grad Night concept originated through the efforts of concerned parents for the safety and well-being of their children on graduation night, which statistics show to be one of the highest-risk nights for teen drinking and driving and peer pressure. Since the first Grad Night was created, Grad Night celebrations have become a staple for graduating seniors throughout the United States. These celebrations provide a drug and alcohol-free environment and also the time of your life!
Every year WHS Grad Night hosts a new theme for their event with a diverse array of attractions and entertainment often including food, games, music, dancing, crafts, raffles with amazing prizes, artists, photo opportunities, a casino, hypnotist show, and much more. There is truly something for everyone! Click here to find out more about our Grad Night 2022 theme.
Grad Night is also a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and fellow Warriors to make lifelong memories, reminisce about high school years, discuss future plans, take photos together, and say goodbye before starting out on life’s next chapter.
Finally, Grad Night is more than just a party. It is a commitment by parents and the community to join together to create something truly special for our graduates, and most importantly, to keep our kids safe while having fun on graduation night. Grad Night enables students to unite one last time with their class and to build on a spirit of togetherness while making memories that will last a lifetime.
Grad Night 2022 begins at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday June 2 and ends at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3. This year is it will be held off-campus at Coto Valley Country Club. This is the same as last year's venue, and it was a huge success. Transportation to and from the venue will be provided.
Graduates need to arrive between 9:00 and 9:30 p.m. at WHS for check-in and boarding of buses. Doors will close at 9:30 p.m.
Since safety is our utmost concern, we require that all students arrive for check-in no later than 9:30 p.m. and that they stay at the venue until check-out at 4:30 a.m. Parents will be notified if their graduate fails to arrive. Please speak with the event Chair prior to Grad Night to discuss any concerns with this policy. This policy helps ensure that all graduates return directly home to their families after the celebration, to be found safe and sound.
When is the last day to buy a Grad Night ticket?
October 30, 2021. If you are not sure if you have purchased a Grad Night ticket, check the Who's Going list on this website. If you think you registered and do not see your name on the list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org --you may not have completed your registration.
What time does Grad Night Start and where do I go to check in?
Grad Night begins at 10:00 p.m. on June 2nd (Graduation Day). Check-in begins at 9:00 p.m. at the entrance of WHS near the flagpole. You will be checked in before boarding the bus which will take you to the venue. Please bring a photo ID to check in (student ID or driver's license). We recommend that you bring the fewest personal items possible.
What is the latest time that I can arrive at Grad Night?
9:30 p.m. We recommend that you arrive as early as possible, so you don’t miss any of the fun. No one will be able to board a bus after final check-in at 9:30 p.m.
Can I drive myself to Grad Night?
No one will be permitted to drive to the venue. Transportation will be provided from WHS to Coto de Caza. We encourage parents to drop off and pick up Grad Night attendees at WHS. Attendees will be up all night, and may be too tired to drive in the early morning. If you do choose to drive yourself to check-in at WHS, please try to carpool.
When does Grad Night End?
Grad Night ends at 5:00 a.m. on June 3rd. If you want to leave before 5:00 a.m. you must arrange with a parent to be picked up and signed out, even if you are 18 years old. Anyone who leaves Grad Night early will not be readmitted.
What should I wear to Grad Night?
Comfortable clothes. There is an outdoor area at the venue and it may be cold during the night. Please dress accordingly. Grad Night Committee will not be responsible for any personal items that are lost or left behind.
What should I bring to Grad Night?
Bring your cell phone (fully charged). There will be lots of photo ops!
We recommend that you bring the fewest personal items possible.
Do I need money at Grad Night?
No! All activities, food and entertainment are included in the price of your ticket. You will be given play money to purchase chips to use in the Casino, and you can use your winnings to purchase raffle tickets to win prizes. You will also win raffle tickets when playing games.
How can I get photos taken at the event?
We encourage all attendees to bring cell phones, take pictures throughout the event, and share them via Instagram, tagging them with #whsgradnight2022. There will also be photo booths throughout the event.
How do I win prizes and where do I pick them up?
You enter to win prizes by winning raffle tickets when playing games or by "purchasing" raffle tickets at the Raffle exchange with your Casino winnings. Put your raffle tickets (write your name and on the back of the ticket) in the box for the prize(s) you wish to win at the Raffle Basket Table.
How do I contact a Grad Night attendee in an emergency?
Detailed information will be provided closer to the date of event. We will find the attendee and have them contact you.
PLEASE NOTE – Even though students have graduated, the IUSD/WHS behavioral code of conduct and rules still apply. If anyone comes to Grad Night under the influence of drugs or alcohol, his/her parents or guardians will be contacted and he/she forfeits admission to the event. Grad Night is a fun, safe, and sober celebration for all!
Disclaimer: Activities and details listed are subject to change.
If you have any more questions about WHS Grad Night 2022, please send an email to
Congratulations on your graduation from WHS! Grad Night 2022 is going to be an amazing night! The 2022 Grad Night Committee looks forward to celebrating with you!