Commencement 

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79TH ANNUAL
COMMENCEMENT
CEREMONY
 

Where: CARNEGIE HALL
When: THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 AT 8:00 PM

2017 Commencement
Live Stream

Commencement Keynote Speaker

Shawn R. Outler
Executive Vice President Licensed Businesses, Food Services and Multicultural Initiatives for Macy's, Inc.

Ms. Outler, who is a member of LIM College’s Fashion Industry Advisory Board and Co-President of the Black Retail Action Group (BRAG), will also receive the College’s Distinguished Achievement Award at the ceremony.

Ms. Outler is a passionate merchant whose motivation comes from serving customers, leading accomplished teams, and loving the ever-evolving retail business. In her current role, Ms. Outler oversees Macy’s licensed partner businesses, including Sunglass Hut, Louis Vuitton, Finish Line and LensCrafters. She also leads the Pricing Operations and Price Strategy groups. In addition, she oversees multicultural business development and The Workshop at Macy’s, an exclusive retail vendor development and mentorship program that she authored and which has become a benchmark for retail supplier diversity.

Ms. Outler is a true role model and leader in the business of fashion. We are thrilled to have her as our Commencement speaker to motivate and inspire the Class of 2018.

   

          

The Class of 2018

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 note that tickets to the 2017 Commencement Ceremony sold out. 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 last year's Commencement Guide as a reference. The 2018 guide will be updated and posted soon.

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.

 

STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE LIM ALUMNI COMMUNITY

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

Important Dates & Deadlines

Event Date
Senior Luncheon Fall Graduates - November 17, 2017
Spring Graduates - April 6, 2018
Application Deadline April 5, 2018
Cap & Gown Deadline April 5, 2018
Graduation Toast May 11, 2018
Ticket Purchases Tickets for Commencement will go on sale on December 27, 2017 here.
Day Grades Are Released TBA
Senior Portraits November 13-17, 2017 & April 2-6, 2018
Commemorative Purchase Deadline TBA
Repeating Accordion: 

ATTENDING
COMMENCEMENT FAQS

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 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 here. Orders must be placed by April 5, 2018.

Cap, Gown & Hood Distribution

Cap and gowns will be distributed by the LIM College Bookstore from May 4-18, 2018 from 9 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th)

  • 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://commencement2018capsandgowns.eventbrite.com/ and pay $8.32 to have it shipped to your home. Requests must be placed by May 16th.

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 4-18. Students must pick up complimentary tickets from the Office of Student Life during these dates.

Additional tickets will go on sale here on December 27, 2017. 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.

SENIOR PORTRAITS

Dates:
November 13-17, 2017
April 2-6, 2018

Times:
TBA

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

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

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.