Commencement 

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80TH ANNUAL
COMMENCEMENT
CEREMONY
 

Where: David Geffen Hall - Lincoln Center
When: Friday, MAY 24, 2019 AT 10:00 AM

Watch our 2018 Commencement

          

The Class of 2019

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. Please have your tickets secured before making any travel arrangements for family or friends.

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

QUESTIONS ABOUT GRADUATION

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 the 2019 Commencement Guide for more information. Coming spring 2019.

For all other commencement-related questions, please contact studentlife@limcollege.edu.

 

REQUIREMENTS

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.

 

Important Dates & Deadlines

 
Event Date
Application Deadline 4/5/19
Cap & Gown Deadline 4/5/19
Graduate & Alumni Toast 5/19/19
Ticket Purchases TBA
Senior Portraits 11/9/18, 11/12/18, 11/16/18, 4/22/19 - 4/26/19
Student Recognition Awards 5/1/19
By invitation only
Commemorative Purchase Deadline 5/19/19

STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE LIM ALUMNI COMMUNITY

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

2019 Commencement Keynote Speaker

Lauren C. Anderson
Global Ambassador, Vital Voices Global Partnership

In addition to keynoting LIM College’s 80th Commencement ceremony, Lauren C. Anderson will receive the College’s Distinguished Achievement Award as well as an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of her contributions to global gender equality.

Ms. Anderson was one of the first women on an FBI SWAT team and the first woman to lead the FBI’s office in Paris. She went on to direct all international terrorism investigations of the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, overseeing the disruption of terrorist plots around the world. Ms. Anderson now works with women leaders and young people throughout the globe to prevent conflict and advocate for social justice. As a Global Ambassador with Vital Voices Global Partnership, she mentors women in Egypt, Somalia, Gaza, India, and the Philippines. She also works with non-profit organizations that advocate for women and youth in areas that include diversity, criminal justice reform, and personal safety.

A graduate of Muhlenberg College, Ms. Anderson was the featured speaker at LIM’s annual Women’s History Month breakfast in March of 2018.

   

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ATTENDING
COMMENCEMENT FAQS

Location & Directions

The Commencement ceremony will be held at David Geffen Hall - Lincoln Center.

David Geffen Hall - Lincoln Center is located at 65th Street and Broadway in Manhattan.

 

Public Transportation

By Subway

From Grand Central Station: Take the S or 7 train west to Times Square-42nd Street. Then transfer to the uptown 1 local train to 66th Street / Lincoln Center Station. From Penn Station: Take the uptown 1 local train to 66th Street / Lincoln Center Station.

By Bus

The M5, M7, M10, M11, M66 and M104 bus lines all stop within one block of Lincoln Center.

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

CAPS & GOWNS

Participants in the Commencement Exercises must wear appropriate academic attire. Orders can now be placed for caps and gowns online, link coming soon. Orders must be placed by April 5, 2019.

Cap, Gown & Hood Distribution

Cap and gowns will be distributed by the LIM College Bookstore from May 3-17, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th)

  • 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 bookstore@limcollege.edu 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 https://bit.ly/2D7DBvI and pay $8.32 to have it shipped to your home. Requests must be placed by May 17th.

Tickets

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 3-17. Students must pick up complimentary tickets from the Office of Student Life during these dates.

Additional tickets will go on sale TBD. Please be advised that last year, tickets sold out, so please make sure to secure your tickets BEFORE making travel arrangements for friends and family members. Every individual, including infants, requires a ticket to enter the venue. Graduating students do NOT need a ticket for themselves.

COMMEMORATIVE PURCHASES

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.

COMMENCEMENT FLOWERS & COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRTS

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.

GRADUATION PORTRAITS

Dates:
November 9, 12, 16, 2018 and April 22-26, 2019

Times:
10 AM - 2 PM and 3 PM - 7 PM

Location:
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.

PARKING

Lincoln Center Parking Garage (self parking)
Amsterdam at West 64th Street

Enter the garage on Amsterdam Avenue at West 64th Street (right driveway entrance) and scan the barcode from your phone or printed order confirmation. Take your ticket from the automated ticket machine and park your car; upon leaving you will use this ticket to exit the garage.

Time Warner Center Parking Garage (valet parking)
Broadway at West 60th Street

Enter on 60th Street between 8th & 9th Avenue. When entering the garage inform the attendant that you have made a reservation already. The attendant will issue a stamped ticket indicating the pre-paid reservation which you will give to the cashier when picking up your car. Make sure to have your order number and the name the reservation was made under when you arrive.

Click here to make a reservation for valet parking.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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 VISA REQUEST

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.