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When: THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 AT 8:00 PM

2017 Commencement
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The Class of 2017

Our annual Commencement ceremony provides an opportunity for LIM College to pay special tribute to students for their outstanding efforts towards earning their degrees. Students have the chance to share the excitement and importance of their academic accomplishments with faculty, fellow graduates, family and friends. Commencement information, including tickets, are sent via LIM College e-mail only. Please check your LIM College email account for updates regarding the Commencement ceremony and ticket information. Additional tickets are now sold out. We encourage you to watch the ceremony via the livestream. 

*Be sure to contact your Academic Advisor to determine your eligibility to graduate.



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Since the day you started your journey at LIM College, you have been working towards graduation. The conferral of your degree is a two-step process. It begins with you receiving your diploma cover on stage and ends with your degree being officially conferred by the President at the end of the ceremony. Therefore, all graduates must remain in the auditorium until the conclusion of the ceremony to be officially declared as an LIM graduate.

Take a look at our page for the Office of the Registrar. An application for the Graduation Audit will automatically be sent to the LIM College email account of eligible students by the Office of the Registrar. 

You may also refer to our annual Commencement Guide to answer your commencement-related questions.

For all other commencement-related questions, please contact



Undergraduate students, please make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to determine your eligibility to graduate.

Graduate students, please contact the office of Graduate Studies to determine your eligibility to graduate.



If you have already graduated, check out our Alumni page.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Event Date
Senior Luncheon November 18th (for December graduates), March 31st (for May graduates)
Application Deadline April 6, 2017
Cap & Gown Deadline April 6, 2017
Graduation Toast May 12, 2017
Ticket Purchases Tickets for Commencement are sold out. We encourage you to watch the ceremony via the livestream.
Day Grades Are Released TBA
Senior Portraits November 14-18, 2016 & March 27-31, 2017
Commemorative Purchase Deadline TBA
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Location & Directions

The Commencement ceremony will be held at Carnegie Hall.

Carnegie Hall is located at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan.

Public Transportation

By Subway

Subway A Subway C Subway B Subway D Subway 1 | Get off at 59th Street / Columbus Circle. (elevator available)

Subway N Subway Q Subway R | Get off at 57th Street / Seventh Avenue. (elevator available)

Subway B Subway D Subway E | Get off at Seventh Avenue.

Subway F | Get off at 57th Street / Sixth Avenue.

By Bus

M5, M7, M10, M20, M31, M57, and M104 stop nearby. 

For 24-hour travel information, visit or call the MTA’s Information Center at 718-330-1234.


Participants in the Commencement Exercises must wear appropriate academic attire.

Cap, Gown & Hood Distribution

Cap and gowns will be distributed by the LIM College Bookstore from May 5-19, 2017 from 9 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th)

  • Photo ID is required
  •  All degree candidates are strongly encouraged to pick up their own academic attire. If you cannot pick up your cap & gown during the above hours, you may email with your name, ID # & the name of the person who is going to pick up your cap and gown.
  • No academic attire will be distributed on Commencement day
  • If you are unable to physically pick up your cap and gown, you can go to and pay $8.32 to have it shipped to your home. Requests must be placed by May 17th.


Tickets for admission to the Commencement exercises are limited to guests of graduates in the academic procession. Each graduate receives two complimentary tickets. All complimentary tickets will be distributed in the Office of Student Life from May 5-19. Students must pick up complimentary tickets from the Office of Student Life during these dates. Additional tickets are now sold out. We encourage you to watch the ceremony via the livestream. Graduating students do NOT need a ticket for themselves.


Information regarding class rings and graduation announcements are available through the bookstore. These services are provided through Balfour.

Diploma frames are now also available from the bookstore.


You can purchase a bouquet of flowers and/or a commemorative t-shirt in celebration of your special day. Flowers and t-shirts can be pre-ordered online and picked up the day of graduation through Commencement Flowers.


November 14-18, 2016 & March 27-31, 2017

10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 6 pm

Maxwell Hall, Student Center 

Helpful Hints:

  • Long sleeves and solid colors look best.
  • Check your nails as your hands will show in several poses.
  • Apply concealer or powder to minimize blemishes and shine.
  • Style your hair comfortably and cut it one week prior to your photo.
  • Bring a comb or brush.
  • Men should bring a shirt, jacket and tie.
  • Cap and gown will be provided for the photo.

Visit Thornton Studio to schedule your portrait sitting at school and enter School Code 07466 or call (800) 883-9449 during normal business hours. The sitting is $12 and you can view your proofs online.


GGMC Carnegie Mews
211 West 56th Street | 212-247-8254

Garage Management Company
West 56th Street (Enter on 56th between 6th and 7th Avenues) | 212-265-0841

Maestro Parking (Icon)
888 Seventh Avenue | 212-586-3665


The following list has been compiled solely for your convenience and is not meant to serve as a recommendation or endorsement by LIM College.

Club Quarters
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Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
1605 Broadway
New York City, NY 10019
+1 (212) 977-4000

Empire Hotel
44 West 63rd St.
New York, NY 10023
+1 (212) 265-7400

Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd St.
(between Lexington and Park Avenues at Grand Central Terminal)
+1 (212) 883-1234

Hudson Hotel
356 West 58th St.
New York, NY 10019
+1 (212) 554-6000

The Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45th St.
(between Madison and Vanderbilt Avenues)
+1 (888) TEDDY-NY (888-833-3969)

The Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Ave.
(at East 47th St.)
+1 (800) 445-0277

Marriott East Side
525 Lexington Ave.
(at 49th St.)
+1 (800) 228-9290

Holiday Inn Express - Midtown Fifth Avenue
15 West 45th St.
(between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
+1 (212) 302-9088

Holiday Inn - New York City Midtown 57th St.
440 West 57th St.
(between Ninth and Tenth Avenues)  
+1 (800) 465-4329

New York Hilton
1335 Avenue of the Americas
(between 53rd and 54th St.)
+1 (800) 445-8667

Omni Berkshire Hotel
21 East 52nd St.
(at Madison Avenue)
+1 (800) 843-6664

Park Central
870 7th Ave. at 56th St.
New York, NY 10019
+1 (212) 247-8000

Sanctuary Hotel New York
132 West 47th St.
Manhattan, New York
+1 (212) 234-7000

Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
811 7th Ave. on 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019
+1 (212) 581-1000

W New York - Union Square
201 Park Ave. S.
New York, NY 10003
+1 (212) 253-9119


International guests who plan to attend the Commencement ceremony may need to apply for a U.S. Visitor Visa (B-2).

View the U.S. visa policy for Information about applying for a visa through the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where the visa application will be made. Applications will need to show that the visit to the U.S. is temporary, that there are adequate finances to cover the trip and that they intend to return to their home country (proof of ties such as a job, family, property or other commitments).

Students may need to send supporting evidence to their guest(s). To obtain an invitation letter, please schedule an appointment with the Office of International Student Services.