Frequently Asked Questions (with Answers!)

Is Irvine the only high school at Grad Nite?

Yes, the Pre-Party, and the 65,000 sq. ft of Dave and Buster is for the exclusive use of Irvine High School Seniors.

Can my senior invite a friend or family member to participate?

No, the event is for Irvine High School Seniors only.

Can my senior drive themselves to Dave and Busters?

Unfortunately no, the PTSA Guidelines strictly prohibit individual drivers. All seniors must be transported by transportation provided by the PTSA.

If my senior decides not to go, is there a refund?

No, there are no transfers and no refunds for Grad Nite tickets

Will my senior need additional money at Grad Nite?

No, everything is included – unlimited games, food, and drinks.

Can my senior bring a cell phone?

Yes, your senior can bring a cell phone, camera, and any other personal items. No backpacks or large purses. Any small purses are subject to search in order to secure a safe and sober environment

Are there lockers or a safe place where my senior to store their jackets, etc?

Yes, there will be a bag check area to safely hold on to cameras, jackets, purses, and other items. Note: The Grad Nite committee and Dave and Busters are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Please leave valuables at home.

Can my child leave early?

It is not encouraged, but if your student must leave, please make arrangements with the check-in personnel at the beginning of Grad Nite. Only a parent or legal guardian can pick up their senior.

Can the parents volunteer to Chaperone?

YES! Please go to the volunteer page and click on the link to see the available shifts.

What kind of entertainment will there be?

Although we don’t want to divulge all the surprises of Grad Nite, we can tell you that there will be a hypnotist, photo booth, unlimited games, unlimited Hawaiian ice, smoothies, hot food, great prizes, dancing, crafts, a chill room ( where one can just veg out and take a break), Monte Carlo Games, and the list goes on and on.

All of this sounds like a lot for $100. How does the PTSA pay for all of it?

The ticket sales help a lot, but thousands of dollars are earned through parents helping at fundraisers like; Bingo in July, Shoe Drives, lei sales, and many requests for corporate donations. Any donation anyone would like to make is greatly appreciated. Go to ticket sales and click on the section for donations.

What happens if a child is caught with alcohol?

Hopefully this will never happen, but in case it does happen, the child will be placed with an adult chaperone in a separate room until their parent arrives to pick them up. If no parent is available the police will determine the appropriate course of action.

How many Chaperones will there be?

There will be 25 chaperones per shift in addition to the Dave and Busters staff

What is the dress code?

The seniors should wear comfortable casual clothes. Please no oversized clothing or bulky jackets. Comfortable shoes are encouraged.


Grad Nite Rules

  • Students must bring a student ID or driver’s license for check-in.
  • Dress casually and comfortably. No oversized clothing or bulky jackets.
  • Sneakers are the recommended footwear.
  • No backpacks or big purses.
  • Students may bring cell phones.
  • No money is needed at the event.
  • Student are not allowed to leave.
  • Students may choose to have small items (IDs, keys, phones) held in bag check area during the event. If students choose this option, they will have access to these items during the event.
  • Large items cannot be accommodated and should be left at home.