Celebrating the Class of 2023


Graduation Live Stream

  • We will livestream the ceremony starting at 8:40 a.m. Join the livestream here.
  • Scroll down for graduation ceremony details

Senior Activities

  • Wednesday, May 17 — Honors & Transition Assembly

    The Senior Honors and Transition Assembly will be held during the activity period on May 17. This is a special event for senior students where we kick off “Senior Week” by reflecting on the past four years, celebrating several senior award winners, and formally marking the transition of our graduates from students to members of our alumni community. This event is for students only.

  • Friday, May 19 — Senior Day

    Traditionally, seniors select a date near the Senior Ball for their "Senior Day" – a day off campus without classes. The Class of 2023 has chosen Friday, May 19, for their senior day. Parents, please be aware of your senior’s plans because there are no activities or classes for seniors on campus that day. However, there may be practice for school sports that are still in season.

  • Saturday, May 20 — Senior Ball

    Hayes Mansion - San Jose, CA - Check in on the Sobrato Commons Porch at 5 pm. Buses depart at 6:00 p.m. for a 6:30 p.m. arrival at Hayes Mansion. Expected return to Saint Francis by 11:30 p.m.  The deadline for registration is Wednesday, May 10, and guest passes are available for pick-up in the Dean’s Office. Bid costs will be billed through Blackbaud Tuition Management. 

  • Monday, May 22 — Senior Yearbook Distribution

    Seniors can get their yearbooks before the Final Final Event at 5:00 p.m. in the Quad prior to Final Final. Popcorn and drinks will also be available. 

  • Monday, May 22 — Final Final / Senior Sunset

    Final Final, the senior talent show, will be held in the PAC on Monday, May 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with Senior Sunset to follow at 8:17 p.m. This is a special event for the senior class and kicks off a variety of activities for the seniors that week. Students who wish to participate are asked to please RSVP by May 12.

  • Wednesday, May 24 — Senior Family Night

    A special evening for seniors and their families to celebrate their upcoming graduation and four years at Saint Francis will take place on Higgins Field on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m. with a night of games, connections and a line-up of local food trucks. The event is full and registration is closed. 

  • Thursday, May 25 - Last Day of Finals
  • Thursday, May 25 - Graduation Practice 

    Graduation Practice is Thursday, May 25 at 10:15 a.m. Graduates will meet on the football field, where they will find their labeled, assigned seat for graduation before doing a run-through of the ceremony. Graduates will receive their cap, gown and stole at graduation practice along with their graduation tickets, and attendance is mandatory.

  • Thursday, May 25 - Senior Picnic

    The Senior Picnic will be held on Thursday, May 25, on the pool deck, following graduation practice. There will be music and a barbecue lunch sponsored by the Student Council. This is a great end-of-year event and a time to share stories with classmates and sign yearbooks. Please help us plan for this event by submitting your RSVP with food choice by Friday, May 12.

  • Thursday, May 25 - Grad Night

    Our first-ever Saint Francis Senior Grad Night Event will take place on Thursday, May 25 from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. This is a really special opportunity to come together in community one final time with chaperones selected by the senior class.  This is a casual get-together that is open to everyone in the Senior Class. We will be meeting on campus and traveling round-trip via Whitecastle Tour buses. Our destination is Aloha Fun Center where seniors will enjoy food, roller skating, dancing, mini-golf, arcade games and a fun and relaxing gathering of classmates. The cost will be $75 billed to Blackbaud Tuition Management, with tuition assistance discounts applied automatically. Please respond to reserve your spot by Friday, May 12.

  • Friday, May 26 — Baccalaureate Mass

    The Baccalaureate Mass honoring the Class of 2023 will be held on Friday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Quad. Seniors and members of their family are invited to gather together for this celebration of four years of community and prayer at Saint Francis High School. Seniors should dress in semi-formal attire and wear their graduation gown (no cap).

    All Seniors should meet in the Burns Gymnasium at 5:00 p.m. wearing their graduation gowns. In the gym students will gather together with their educators for a special ritual before processing in to start our liturgy.  

    Parents and families are asked to be seated as the students will process from the Walk of Fame into the Quad. Students will be seated together in the first several rows.

    If someone in your family is in need of ADA seating or gluten free hosts please email maryannruebusch@sfhs.com.

  • Saturday, May 27 — Graduation Day

    Saturday, May 27 is Graduation Day! The graduation ceremony will take place in Ron Calcagno stadium and every graduate will receive four tickets for field level seating, with open seating available (no ticket required) in both sets of bleachers. 

    Graduates will report to the Quad at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 27. Please note that graduation will begin at 9:00 a.m, with the procession starting at 8:45 a.m. The commencement ceremony begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. and should conclude by 11:30 a.m.

  • We will livestream the ceremony starting at 8:40 a.m. Join the livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/@SaintFrancisLancers 

  • Here are a few important details for graduation:

  • Graduation announcements were distributed before Easter break. If you have any questions about your order, please email our Jostens representative, Eric Perrson, at ericperrson@jostens.com. Remember, an announcement is NOT a ticket for on-field seating at the commencement ceremony.
  • Graduation photos will be taken of each graduate by Grad Images. See the attached flyer for more information.
  • Graduates who will be driving themselves to the graduation ceremony are asked to park in the El Camino Hospital parking garage, which can be accessed from North Drive.
  • Guest parking will be available in the school lots as well as in the El Camino Hospital parking garage. The El Camino Hospital parking garage can be accessed from North Drive. Due to construction, traffic through campus will not be permitted and guests are asked to utilize the North and South Drive entrances to campus. Drop off for ridesharing services is permitted only at the South Drive entrance.


Todd Meulman
Director of Activities
650 968-1213, ext. 248