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Keep up to date on Senior activities during the 2023-24 school year!

Class of 24 commencement

This year’s commencement will be held on O’Dowd’s lower field - Saturday, June 1. Each graduate will receive 10 tickets for their family and friends. This year’s ceremony will also include performances by the jazz and symphonic bands. More information about parking, photography, and graduation regalia will be communicated soon.

College Counseling Reminders
  • Complete your Senior Questionnaire ASAP so your counselor can schedule your Senior College Meeting.

  • Sign up for college visits on Naviance

  • Drop-in college application support during Flex starts AFTER Spirit Week.

  • Make sure your counselor reviews your UC and CSU applications before submitting them.

  • Be proactive! Plan to submit your UC and CSU applications well before the November 30 deadline.

  • Different colleges and programs have varying deadlines. Look at the individual college websites for the deadlines and add them to your calendar!

  • Keep your eye out for the new FAFSA to be released in December.

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Senior-Parent/Guardian Mass

Our beloved tradition of Senior-Parent/Guardian Mass is taking place on Thursday, October 12 at 6:00pm in Knauss Gymnasium. This special Mass is a beautiful celebration honoring our seniors' final year at O'Dowd, and for some, their final year at home. Parking will be available on campus.

Photos are here.

Senior Sunrise

Grab a warm sweater, and a sleeping bag or blanket and head to our Lower Field on Wednesday, October 25 for one of our special traditions: Senior Sunrise!

Parents and Guardians - We need your help! Please volunteer to make breakfast goodies for the seniors to enjoy while watching the sunrise.

Photos are here.

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Yearbook Ads

Celebrate your senior's graduation by purchasing a senior ad in the O'Dowd yearbook! Senior ads are an optional way to commemorate your child's high school experience in the yearbook and they help defray the cost of the publication so that everyone on campus can get a yearbook for free! The deadline to purchase and design a Senior Ad is January 5, 2024. Space is limited, so do not wait!



Go to and search for “O’Dowd” to get started. Prices and sizes:

  • Full-page ads (approximately 8.5 x 11 inches; ≤24 photos) - $425

  • Half-page ads (approximately 8.5 x 5.5 inches; ≤12 photos) - $265

  • Quarter-page ads (approximately 4.25 x 5.5 inches; ≤6 photos) - $175

Please note that there is limited space for ads and full page ads are limited to one per student. Questions? Email Damian Barnes.

Mark Your Calendars

12 Senior-Parent/Guardian Mass (6:00pm) Photos

25 Senior Sunrise (7:15am) Photos



1 Your Naviance college list locks - Contact your counselor to add additional schools

30 UC and CSU Application Deadline



5 Yearbook Senior Ads Due


3 Senior Award Ceremony (6:30pm)

18 Senior Ball

22 Senior Sunset & BBQ (6:00pm)

23-24 Grad Nite at Magic Mountain

31 Baccalaureate Mass


1 Commencement Ceremony

Senior Email Archive
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