Student Life & Services


Two young women in graduation robes

LIM College has three graduating classes each year, in January, May and August. In May, one Commencement ceremony is held for all three graduating classes.

August graduation is for students who have no more than three classes to complete during the summer in order to fulfill their degree requirements.

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 ONLY via LIM College e-mail. Please check your LIM College email account for updates regarding the Commencement ceremony and ticket information.

The Senior Toast was a huge success! Follow along with the Class of 2015 as they prepare for Commencement using #LIMGrad2015 and #IamLIM

Important Times to Remember

1:30 - Graduates Arrive
2:00 - Class Photo
3:30 - Doors open for parents, families and guests


Seventy-Sixth Commencement - Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Location & Directions

Graduate Arrival & Line-up:
Graduates must arrive at 1:30 pm. Staff will direct and assist graduates to line up for the class picture at 2:00PM. Students will then proceed immediately to the registration table to sign-in. The ceremony will begin promptly at the scheduled time and will last approximately 2.5 hours.

Doors open for parents, families and other guests at 3:30 pm. Guests will not be allowed to enter the venue before this time.

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
(Columbus Avenue and W. 65th Street)
New York, NY 10023

Directions available here:

The Toast

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Club Quarters/Terrace Club (25 West 51st Street, 7th Floor) 

The LIM College community celebrates and toasts the Class of 2015! Please RSVP online. Each graduate can bring one guest.

Click here to RSVP for the Toast

Caps and Gowns

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. Order Commencement Regalia. Congratulations to the class of 2015!


Tickets for admission to the Commencement exercises are limited to guests of graduates in the academic procession. Each graduate will receive two complimentary tickets. You can purchase additional Commencement tickets for guests online at the price of $30 each. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Graduating students do NOT need a ticket for themselves.

To purchase extra tickets, visit

Commemorative Purchases

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

Commencement Flowers & Commemorative T-Shirt
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 at

LIM College Senior Portraits 

March 27th, April 10th, April 17th, April 24th, May 1st and May 8th.
9:00 am – 4:00 pm • Maxwell Hall Student Lounge
There is a $12.00 sitting fee.

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 in a comfortable style 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 1-800-883-9449 during normal business hours.


On-Campus Parking
Lincoln Center Quick Park Self Park Garage

62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
(south- and westbound traffic):
Entrance located mid-block on the right
Open 24 hours seven days a week

63rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue
(northbound traffic):
Entrance located 100 feet on the right past 62nd Street
Open 24 hours seven days a week

65th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway
(north- and eastbound traffic):
Entrance located between Broadway and Amsterdam 200 feet on the right
Open Monday—Sunday 6am until 8pm
All other times use the 62nd Street entrance

Reserve Parking or call CenterCharge at 212.721.6500

Lincoln Center's on-campus Quick Park garage also offers affordable day, weekly, and monthly rates. For more information, please contact

Accessible Parking

Designated accessible parking spaces are located in the Yellow Section of the garage. This area is accessible from any garage entrance or directly from West 63rd street and Amsterdam Avenue by making a reservation.

To reserve a space, call CenterCharge at 212.721.6500 (TTY 212.957.1709); disabled parking

Off-Campus Parking
Time Warner Center Valet Parking Garage
(for Jazz at Lincoln Center events)

60th Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue
(north- and westbound traffic)

58th Street between Eighth and Columbus Avenues
(north-, south-, and eastbound traffic)


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

Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
+1 212 586 7000

Hudson Hotel
356 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019
+1 212 554 6000

Park Central
870 7th Avenue at 56th Street, New York, NY 10019
+1 212 247 8000

Sanctuary Hotel New York
132 West 47th Street, Manhattan, New York State
+1 212 234 7000

Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
811 7th Avenue on 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
+1 212 581 1000

W New York - Union Square
201 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003
+1 212 253 9119

International Visa Request

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

U.S. visa policy can be found at Information about applying for a visa is available at 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 job, family, property or other commitments).

You might need to send supporting evidence for your guest. To obtain an Invitation Letter, please schedule an appointment with the Office of International Student Services.

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