Commencement 

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81ST ANNUAL
COMMENCEMENT
CEREMONY
 

Where: David Geffen Hall - Lincoln Center
When: Friday, MAY 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Watch our 2019 Commencement

          

2020 GRADUATION INFO. & TICKETS

Commencement information and tickets are sent via LIM College email only. Please check your LIM College email account for updates on the Commencement ceremony and ticket information. Please have your tickets secured before making any travel arrangements for family or friends.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be able to graduate, all students must complete a Graduation Audit by April 1, 2020. Graduation Audit applications are sent to the LIM College email account of eligible* students by the Office of the Registrar. January 2020 grads will receive their Graduation Audit applications in Fall 2019. May and August 2020 grads will receive their Graduation Audit applications in Spring 2020.

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.

The 2020 Commencement Guide will be available in Spring 2020.

*Be sure to schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor or the Office of Graduate Studies to determine your eligibility to graduate.

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

 

GRADUATION ELIGIBILITY

Undergraduate students: Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor to determine your eligibility to graduate.

Graduate students: Contact the Office of Graduate Studies to determine your eligibility to graduate.

 

Important Deadlines

 
Event Date
Graduation Audit
Graduation audits are sent from the Office of the Registrar
April 1, 2020
Order Cap, Gown, Announcements, etc. April 1, 2020
RSVP for Graduate Toast TBD
Purchase Commencement Guest Tickets TBD
Sign-Up for Graduation Portraits
Use School Code 07466
November 12-15, 2019 & April 12-17, 2020
Induction Ceremonies and Student Recognition Awards April 20, 2020
By invitation only
Order Flowers & Commemorative
T-shirt
TBD

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

You must wear a cap and gown to participate in Commencement. LIM College is pleased to provide FREE caps and gowns for all graduating students (choose "Cap & Gown" from the menu at the top of the page, then GRADUATION REGALIA when ordering). You must place your order online by April 1, 2020. Your cap and gown (and hood, if applicable) will be shipped directly to you.

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, dates TBD. Students must pick up complimentary tickets from the Office of Student Life during these dates.

Additional tickets will go on sale TBD. Link to purchase tickets 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 12-15, 2019 & April 12-17, 2020

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.