General Notice

Notice: LIM College will be closed Wednesday, November 25, thru Friday, Novemeber 27 for Thanksgiving.  We will reopen on Monday, November 30.



The 77th Annual Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2016 will take place at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.


Seventy-Seventh Commencement

Our annual Commencement ceremony provides an opportunity for LIM College to pay special tribute to students for their outstanding efforts towards earning their degrees. It is also an opportunity for students to share the excitement and importance of their academic accomplishments with faculty, fellow graduates, family and friends. Commencement information, including ticket information, will be sent via LIM College e-mail only. Please check your LIM College email account for updates regarding the Commencement ceremony and ticket information.




Event Date
Senior Luncheon April 8, 2016
Senior Toast May 13, 2016
Application Deadline TBA
Cap & Gown Rental Deadline TBA
Ticket Purchase Deadline TBA
Day Grades Are Released TBA
Senior Portraits November 20, 2015
December 2, 2015
December 4, 2015
December 11, 2105
Commemorative Purchase Deadline TBA


In order to be considered for graduation, all students must submit a current Application for Graduation* 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 by the due date are guaranteed seating 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 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.


Locations & Directions

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.

Nearby Parking

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






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.

Check back for the link to order your academic regalia.



Tickets for admission to the Commencement exercises are limited to guests of graduates in the academic procession. Each graduate receives two complimentary tickets. You can purchase additional Commencement tickets for guests online at the price of $tbd each. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Graduating students do NOT need a ticket for themselves.

Check back for the link to purchase extra tickets.



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



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.



Friday, November 20, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2105

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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 1+ (212)-647-1966 during normal business hours. The sitting is $12 and you can view your proofs online.



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.