Frequently Asked Questions (with Answers!)

Are only High School Graduates & Chaperones allowed at Universal Studios?

Yes, this evening is closed to the General Public.  You can only purchase tickets through the High School.

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 Universal Studios?

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?

Each student will receive a meal voucher good at the food stands.  There is no need for extra money but there will be lots of items for purchase if they want to bring money.  All the park’s concessions and stores will be open.

Can my senior bring a cell phone?

Yes, your senior can bring a cell phone, camera, and any other personal items. All backpacks, purses, bulky clothing and pockets will be searched 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 is a locker area to safely hold on to cameras, jackets, purses, and other items. Note: The Grad Nite committee and Universal Studios 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?

Besides unlimited access to the whole park, there will be interactive entertainment, LA DJs and dance parties, and Vaquero competitions every hour on the hour.

All of this sounds like a lot for $175. 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; 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?

Universal Studios allows 1 chaperone for every 15 students.

What is the dress code?

The seniors should wear comfortable casual clothes. You may want to pack a light jacket. Comfortable shoes are encouraged.

What time should I expect my student to return to Irvine HS?

Depending on the traffic, the students should arrive back at the school between 5:30 and 6:15am.

Grad Nite Rules

  • Students must bring a student ID or driver’s license for check-in.
  • Dress casually and comfortably.
  • Sneakers are the recommended footwear.
  • Backpacks and purses will go through a security check at the school and the event
  • Students may bring cell phones.
  • Money is optional at the event.
  • Student are not allowed to leave.
  • Please leave expensive items at home.