2024 Graduation

Overview 
Welcome to your Graduation

We are thrilled to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our 2024 graduating class. This momentous occasion marks the culmination of years of hard work, dedication and perseverance. Join us in commemorating this milestone, as we applaud the graduates for their outstanding accomplishments and look forward to the impact they will make in the world! Congratulations, Class of 2024!

This page contains all current details of our upcoming diploma ceremony and will be updated as information becomes available. Questions can be sent to marketing@digitalartschool.com

 

Diploma Ceremony

The ceremony will take place on Friday, September 27th, 2024, at the Kelowna Community Theatre (1375 Water Street, Kelowna). Event timing is currently TBA, but we are planning on an afternoon ceremony. Please watch this page and your email for final schedule details.

All graduates must register to attend the ceremony. Registration will open in August and will be available on this page.

Graduates will be provided with a graduation cap to wear during the diploma ceremony.

For additional information, please see the FAQ section or email us at marketing@digitalartschool.com.

Grad Slideshow Presentation

As part of the celebration on the 27th, we will be showing a slideshow featuring the graduating class. We want to share the CAT student experience from your perspective – and we need your help!

Please send us your photos from your time at CAT and feel free to include any awesome pieces of student work you created as well!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will grad take place?

Your graduation ceremony will take place on Friday September 27th, 2024 at the Kelowna Community Theatre (1375 Water Street, Kelowna). Event timing is TBA, but we are planning on an afternoon ceremony. Please watch this page and your email for final schedule details.

When and how do I register to attend the graduation ceremony?

Graduate registration for the ceremony will be done online on this page. Registration will open in August, date TBA. You will receive an email when online registration is open.

Will I receive a schedule for the day of graduation and when will I receive it?

Yes, all graduates will receive a schedule by email in early September.

How many guests can I bring?

Each graduate can claim two guest tickets. Once all graduates have had a chance to claim their guest tickets, we may open tickets up again for grads to claim additional guest seats. Tickets will be available through the Kelowna Community Theatre Box Office.

Will all my guests need tickets? Even small children?

All guests over the age of 5 will need a ticket. Children 5 and under do not need a ticket.

Will I be able to sit with my guests during the ceremony?

No. All graduates will be sat near the front of the theatre in a specific processional order. It is important you stay in the lineup order provided. Guests will be seated behind the graduate section.

Is there a dress code for the grad ceremony event?

All graduates will be provided with a graduation cap to wear during the ceremony. The rest of your attire is up to you!

Will I have an opportunity to have a grad portrait taken?

Yes, graduate portraits will be offered on campus in the days leading up to the ceremony. Final dates and booking details will be provided to grads by email. A full cap and gown regalia will be available for you to wear for your portrait. You will need to pre-book a timeslot and will have the opportunity to do so in early September.

I will be unable to attend my graduation this year. Can I attend the next one?

We prefer that graduates attend the correct graduation ceremony. However, we may be able to accommodate special circumstances. Please reach out to us at marketing@digitalartschool.com

I would like my preferred name to be read aloud as I cross the stage. What should I do?

The online registration form will provide you with an opportunity to let us know how you would like to be addressed as you are called up to walk across the stage. If you forget to do so on the form, please email us at marketing@digitalartschool.com.

When will I receive my actual diploma?

At the conclusion of a program, a graduation audit takes place, and this audit can take up to 30 days. Upon completion of the audit, graduate info is sent to Finance to confirm all grads are in good financial standing. Once confirmed, all graduates eligible to receive a diploma will be contacted to choose whether you’d like to pick up your diploma on campus, or have it mailed to you. If you have paid in full for your program, you can expect to receive your diploma within 2 months of your program completion.

How long will the ceremony last?

If everything runs smoothly, the ceremony should last no more than 2 hours. Please listen to all instructions preceding and during the ceremony. Your attention and cooperation will help to keep the ceremony running on time.

Will the ceremony be filmed?

Yes. We will have a film crew onsite during the ceremony. In addition, the ceremony will be live streamed for guests unable to attend in person. The URL for the live stream will be provided to you by email ahead of the ceremony.

Are guests allowed to bring cameras and video recorders to the grad ceremony?

Absolutely. We simply ask that they respect those around them, including other guests, and our professional film crew and photographers.

If I register for grad but then am unable to attend, will my name still be read aloud during the ceremony?

If you registered online for the ceremony but are not unable to attend, you must inform us. Please email us at marketing@digitalartschool.com. Only graduates in attendance at the ceremony will have their name read aloud. Any grads not at the ceremony will still appear in the official ceremony program.

Where do my guests and I park for the ceremony?

Public parking around the Kelowna Community Theatre is readily available, however, there may be other events happening downtown and as such, we recommend that you arrive with ample time to find suitable parking. Please see the city of Kelowna’s parking information page for additional information.

Who can I contact for questions not listed here?

Please reach out to the grad team by email at marketing@digitalartschool.com

Registration

Please return to this page in August when registration opens. Questions? Please refer to our FAQ section above. For questions not answered there, please reach out to us at marketing@digitalartschool.com.