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 including food, games, rides, music, dancing, crafts, raffles and prizes, artists, photo opportunities, a casino, live show, and much more. There is truly something for everyone! The more graduates we have there, the more activities we are able to provide and the celebration is even more fabulous. Click here to find out more about our Grad Night 2021 theme.
Voted “Best Graduation Party” by IUSD's Board, Woodbridge High School has been a spectacular celebration on campus for more than 30 years. This long-standing tradition receives positive acalades every year from our Warrior attendees - “I had so much fun!” - “I am so glad I was there!” - “I wish I could do it all over again!” - “There is so much to do, you can't possibly do it all!"
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, school administration 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 as the "Class of 2021" and to build on a spirit of togetherness while making memories that will last a lifetime.
Grad Night 2021 begins at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday June 3 and ends at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, June 4. It is held on Woodbridge High School Campus.
Graduates need to arrive between 9:45 and 10:45 for check-in. However, we encourage early check-in so that grads can enjoy the festivities from 10-11 p.m. Graduation is held at 4:00 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour, which allows ample time for families to enjoy dinner and time together after the graduation ceremony and before Grad Night check-in begins.
Since safety is our utmost concern, we require that all students arrive for check-in no later than 10:45 p.m. and that they stay until check-out at 5:00 am. Parents will be notified if their graduate fails to arrive or desires to leave early. 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.
Tickets are all-inclusive and provide access to all food, activities, rides and attractions inside the event!
Please note that tickets will only be available for purchase until September 30, 2020, to ensure that we can book an amazing event. For the avoidance of doubt, if we have not sold enough tickets by September 30, 2020 to fund this event, we will have to cancel the event and refund your payment. Please buy your ticket now and tell your friends to do the same!
Except in the case of the above scenario, tickets are non-refundable after September 30, 2020
When is the last day to buy a Grad Night ticket?
September 30,2020. 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 email@example.com --you may not have completed your registration.
What time does Grad Night Start and where do I go to get in?
Grad Night begins at 10:00 p.m. on June 3rd (Graduation Day). Check-in begins at 9:45 p.m. at the entrance of the school near the flagpole. You will be given a Grad Night photo ID and number when you check in at the Registration Desk. You will have the opportunity to place personal belongings such as keys, wallets, phone chargers, sweatshirts, etc. in a bag that will be labeled with your Grad Night ID number. These bags will be stored in the Bag Room and can be accessed only after 11:30 p.m. Adult volunteers will supervise the Bag Room during the entire event. Attendees must show their Grad Night photo ID to access their bag. We recommend that you bring the fewest personal items possible.
What is the latest time that I can arrive at Grad Night?
10:45 p.m. for check-in. All attendees must be checked in by 11:00 p.m. We recommend that you arrive at 9:45 p.m. so you don’t miss any of the fun. No one will be admitted after 11:00 p.m.
Can I drive myself to Grad Night?
We encourage parents to drop off and pick up Grad Night attendees. Attendees will be up all night, and may be too tired to drive in the early morning. If you do choose to drive yourself, please try to carpool; please park in either the tennis court or parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
When does Grad Night End?
Grad Night ends at 5:00 a.m. on June 4th. If you want to leave before 5:00 a.m. and you are 18 years or older, you may leave; however, we must contact your parents/guardians to inform them before you can leave. If you are under 18, you may leave before 5:00 a.m. only if you are picked up and signed out by a parent or guardian. Anyone who leaves Grad Night early will not be readmitted.
What should I wear to Grad Night?
Comfortable clothes, sneakers or closed-toe, flat shoes (no sandals). Bring a sweatshirt or jacket as most of the event is held outside. It gets cool in the later hours of the evening; please dress accordingly. You can store your sweatshirt or jacket in the Bag Room and access it as needed.
What should I bring to Grad Night?
Bring your cell phone (fully charged) and a sweatshirt or jacket. That’s it! There may be activities during Grad Night that involve texting and accessing the internet. If you don’t have access to a texting device, please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org before June 1st to let us know. There will be "Charging Stations" available for attendees to use at their own risk. Grad Night is not responsible for phones left unattended or phones not charged properly.
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 "fun money" to purchase chips to play 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. All attendees are automatically entered into the Grand Prize drawing held at 4:30 a.m. YOU MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE GRAND PRIZE DRAWING TO WIN.
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 #whsgradnight2021. There will also be photo ops during the first hour and throughout the event where you will be able to make printed copies of photos.
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 Grad Night number on the back of the ticket) in the bag for the prize you wish to win at the Prize Table. There will be a prize drawing at 1:00am and then again at 2:30am. Winners will be posted near the prize table and announced by the DJ. Prizes will be distributed at the end of the night from the Bag Room upon dismissal. You must show your Grad Night ID to pick-up your prize. Historically, there have been over $10,000 worth of prizes!
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 above are subject to change.
If you have any more questions about WHS Grad Night 2021, please send an email to
Congratulations on your graduation from WHS! Grad Night 2021 is going to be an amazing night! The 2021 Grad Night Committee looks forward to celebrating with you!