Class of 2021 Graduation Update
The Countdown is On! Ceremonies are Just Over One Month Away.


To the Families of Seniors,

As shared last month, planning for end-of-the-year celebrations to be held on the Jesuit High School Sacramento campus are well underway and final details are being put into place. We know students and families are anxiously anticipating this cherished tradition. As such, we now have details and the timeline to share.

Schedule & Tickets

  • St. Francis Baccalaureate, Wednesday, May 19 
  • St. Francis Graduation ceremony, Thursday, May 20
  • Jesuit Baccalaureate, Friday, May 21
  • Jesuit Graduation ceremony, Saturday, May 22

Both Baccalaureate and Graduation for the Classes of 2021 will begin at 7:30 pm in Jesuit Sacramento’s stadium.  Each graduate will be allotted 6 tickets for Baccalaureate and 6 tickets for Graduation. These complimentary tickets will be released to families through an online reservation platform in the coming week.


Both Jesuit and St. Francis have worked with their Safe Return Task Force teams, following the written California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Guidance for School Commencement Ceremonies dated March 26, 2021, and Guidance for Outdoor Seated Live Events, dated March 26, 2021. This guidance is also subject to tier status for Sacramento County plus additional guidelines and requirements by the Sacramento County Department of Public Health, all of which are contingent upon COVID-19 conditions within the community.

Safety & Virus Mitigation

Safety measures will include physical distancing to the maximum extent possible, mandatory masking for all in attendance, as well as assigned seating and tightly controlled entry and exit procedures, as outlined in the CDPH Outdoor Seated Live Events and Performances guidance.  Additionally, virus mitigation measures will include COVID rapid antigen screenings for students, faculty and staff.

More Details

There are many more details to share with you and this information will be provided to our Senior families and students directly, as well as being posted on our Graduation webpage. There are often many questions and we will be creating an FAQ section as well. Please watch closely the week of April 21, 2021, as we begin to publish vital information regarding Jesuit Sacramento’s Baccalaureate and Graduation, including ticket information, parking and campus hours, graduate drop-off, graduate/guest parking, general seating, and handicapped-accessible seating for those that may need it.


  • Week of April 19 – Reservations/POD Selection Site Opens
  • Tuesday, April 27  – Grad Announcements distributed-Jostens
  • Week of May 3 – Students to Pick-up Ticket Packets from Main Office
  • Friday, May 21 – Screening/Rehearsals/Gown & Cap Distribution

We are excited and look forward to celebrating the Class of 2021.