About G.R.A.D. Nite


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5/16 – 6/12 – $235

What is G.R.A.D. Nite? 
Mira Costa High School's GRAD Nite is an “all-night” party with an array of activities thrown each June exclusively for the graduating class. Attendees are bused to a secret, private venue where we will have games, music, photo booth and a variety of foods. The party is substance-free and provides a safe environment for the current graduating class to celebrate together one last time.

The event starts at 9pm after the graduation ceremony and the strand stroll, at Costa for check-in and students will return to Costa around 4am. The tickets are available for purchase for $215.00 (includes ticket price and processing fee). Scholarships are available. If you cannot afford a GRAD Nite ticket, or you already know that you're eligible for a scholarship, please obtain confirmation from your MCHS counselor.

Why go to G.R.A.D. Nite, besides the awesome party?
To keep your Graduate safe on such a special day. Graduation night has the highest death toll of the year for teenagers, because alcohol-related traffic accidents remain the No. 1 killer of America's teenagers, and the evening of graduation is the party night of all party nights. Car accidents cause more teenage deaths than any other factor, and the majority of these accidents happen between 6 pm and 12 am. The percentage of automobile fatalities that involve alcohol jumps from 33 percent to 40 percent on graduation night.

When is G.R.A.D. Nite?
Starts at 9 PM after the graduation ceremony and the strand stroll, Thursday June 16, 2022. See GN Rules & Policies for details.

Who is invited to G.R.A.D. Nite?
Graduating students of the MCHS senior class are invited to attend this memorable party. The senior class gathers together for one last celebration together to memorialize their high school careers.

Where is G.R.A.D. Nite?
The location is always kept a secret to ensure the safety of the Graduates and eliminate the challenge of uninvited participants. The G.R.A.D. Nite Committee hires an experienced event planner to ensure that the venue exceeds expectations and provides the perfect party atmosphere. 

How do I pay for G.R.A.D. Nite?
To register your graduating senior for G.R.A.D. Nite, you must pay on-line. All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Also, all attendees must have completed registration forms on file with the G.R.A.D. Nite Committee through the payment process.  

Will I receive a physical ticket?
No. Upon check-in at G.R.A.D. Nite, all registered attendees will receive a personalized badge with their photo on a lanyard. This badge is to be worn at all times during G.R.A.D. Nite. 

Are there scholarships available?
Yes! One of the goals of G.R.A.D. Nite is to have all graduates in attendance! If you cannot afford a G.R.A.D. Nite ticket, or you already know that you're eligible for a scholarship, please obtain confirmation from your MCHS counselor.​

How long is G.R.A.D. Nite?
The evening begins with registration at 9pm at the Mira Costa High Senior Parking Lot. After all registered graduates have checked in, coach buses will leave for a secret location. The party begins immediately upon arrival of the first bus and lasts until 3am. Graduates return to MCHS around 4am. 

What is there to do at the G.R.A.D. Nite party? 
Between the DJ and the casino, there are so many ways for the Graduates to celebrate together. In the past years, there have been fortune tellers, airbrush tattoo stations, arcade games, espresso bar, ice cream bar, photo booths and more! The DJ always promises a fun party all night long. In addition to the activities, graduates are offered fabulous food until the party ends. Water and other soft drinks are provided all night.