General Notice

LIM College will be closed May 25 and 26 for annual commencement activities and Friday, May 27, and Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day Weekend. We will reopen Tuesday, May 31. Did you miss the LIM College 77th Annual Commencement Ceremony? Watch it here!


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When: WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016 AT 8:00 PM

Congrats to the Class of 2016!

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.


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Commencement 2016 Streaming Live

The LIM College 77th Annual Commencement Ceremony will be streaming live right here!


In order to be considered for graduation, all students must submit a current Application for Graduation Audit* during the semester in which they are registered for classes or on matriculation maintenance.

LIM College has three graduating classes per year: January, May and August. One Commencement ceremony is held for all three graduating classes in May. August graduation is for students who have a maximum of ten (10) course hours to complete during the summer in order to fulfill degree requirements. Note that these course hours must be among LIM College's summer offerings. Any required course(s) that LIM College does not offer in the Summer that must be taken in the Fall disqualifies the student from August graduation. Students with more than ten (10) course hours to complete will be moved to the following January graduates list.

Only students who submit a completed Application for Graduation Audit by the due date are guaranteed a seat at the Commencement ceremony and inclusion in the Commencement program. Neither participation in the Commencement ceremony nor inclusion in the Commencement program guarantees that a student has completed the requirements for graduation.

*The Application for Graduation Audit is sent from the Office of the Registrar via the student's LIM College email account.



Please make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to determine your eligibility to graduate.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Event Date
Senior Luncheon April 1, 2016

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Application Deadline April 4, 2016
Cap & Gown Deadline April 4, 2016
Graduation Toast May 13, 2016

Ticket Purchases

Day Grades Are Released TBA
Senior Portraits Every Wednesday & Friday from April 13, 2016 - May 13, 2016
(excluding Friday, April 15, 2016)
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. You can now order your academic attire online. Please indicate the degree you are receiving (MBA, MPS, BBA, BPS, AAS or AOS). The entire academic regalia is yours to keep.

The deadline for ordering a cap & gown has passed. Please contact MT Teloki at to discuss further options.

Cap, Gown & Hood Distribution

Cap and gowns will be distributed by the LIM College Bookstore from May 9-18, 2016 from 9 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed 14th and 15th)

  • 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 need your gown shipped, please email us (after May 9th) at Gowns will not be available to ship until May 9th. There is a $5.95 shipping fee. 

Please provide all of the information below:

Phone number
Credit Card Number
Expiration Date
3 digit number on back of card (4 on front for Amex)


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 9-18. You can purchase additional Commencement tickets for guests online at the price of $30 each plus a $6 service fee per ticket. Tickets are sold on a first come, first-serve basis. 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.


Every Wednesday & Friday from April 13, 2016 - May 13, 2016
(Excludes Friday, April 15, 2016)

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.