Graduation 2021


We are proud to announce that the class of 2021 will be graduating (in person) at Petco Park on June 14th at 11:30am!


Check-In of Graduates

  • Graduates will enter at the Park Blvd gate located on Park Blvd and 10th Street
  • All graduates need to arrive 60 minutes before the start of the ceremony (10:30AM)
  • School site staff will be responsible for checking in students, collecting any items not allowed into ceremony, and returning items to students after ceremony

Guest Tickets, Parking, and Arrival

  • In accordance with State and County health/safety guidelines for large outdoor events, each graduate can receive up to 4 guest e-tickets for immediate family members ONLY. E-tickets cannot be used for non-family members. Instructions on how to access e-tickets will be shared by mid-May.
  • Graduate guests will enter at the Home Plate gate located on Park Blvd. in between Imperial Ave and Tony Gwynn Drive
  • Guests will need to adhere to the health/safety guidelines provided by Petco Park which includes limitations on items that can be brought in by guests
  • Petco Park employees will scan e-tickets at the gate for all guests and will assist in escorting guests to the correct seating located on the Field Level
  • Guests may park at any of the nearby parking lots or structures, including: 
  • Tailgate Park (Padres Preferred Lot) - Entrance and exit to this surface lot is on 13th Street at K Street or Imperial Avenue between 12th Ave and 14th Street.
  • Padres Parkade (Padres Preferred Lot) - Entrance to this garage is on 10th Avenue between Island and J Street. Exit from this garage is on 11th Avenue between Island and J Street.
  • Premier Lot (Padres Preferred Lot) - Entrance to this surface lot is on 11th Avenue at Imperial Avenue. Exit is on Park Boulevard.
  • Bayfront Hilton Garage- Entrance to this garage is on Park Blvd at Harbor Dr (near Convention Center). Use the pedestrian bridge to walk to the ballpark.

Restrooms and Concessions

  • Restroom facilities will be available for graduates and guests
  • Guests may purchase WATER ONLY from concessions area

Graduate and Guest Departure

  • Immediately following the ceremony, guests will need to vacate the stands in order for them to be cleaned prior to the arrival of the next ceremony’s guests
  • Graduates will exit from the Home Plate Gate area. 
  • Items taken during check-in can be returned to graduates in this departure area.
  • Diploma distribution and cap/gown return will NOT take place at Petco Park. Schools will need to make separate arrangements for graduates to pick up diplomas at return caps/gowns at their individual school sites.
  • Graduates and families will NOT be permitted back inside the stadium to take photos. Pictures may also be taken outside of the entrance gates and surrounding areas.

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