Commencement Next Steps

May 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Next Steps for Graduates

To be able to graduate, all students must complete a Graduation Audit by April 1, 2023.

Graduation Audit applications are sent to the LIM College email account of eligible* students by the Office of the Registrar.

January 2023 grads received their Graduation Audit applications in Fall 2022. May 2023 grads will receive their Graduation Audit applications on Feb. 6, 2023.

This information is sent via LIM College email only. Please check your LIM College email account for updates.

Once your Graduation Audit application is submitted and reviewed, you will be added to the Class of 2023 group in MyLIM, which will inform you about next steps and provide info. on tickets, cap & gown, and preparing for the ceremony.  

*Graduation eligibility

  • Undergraduate students: Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor to determine your eligibility to graduate.
  • Graduate students: Contact the Graduate Studies Department to determine your eligibility to graduate.
  • Online students: Contact your Online Advisor to determine your eligibility to graduate.

We will hold three info. sessions on Zoom for students and families to learn more about Commencement and have their questions answered.

Feb. 16 at 1:00 PM, register here.

Feb. 21 at 8:00 PM, register here.

March 29 at 1:00 PM, register here.

All times listed are ET (US and Canada).

Saturday, May 20 at 1:00 pm ET at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center.

All students participating in Commencement are able to request 2 complimentary (free) tickets for their guests.

The window to reserve your 2 free tickets (and request to purchase additional tickets) opens on March 1 and closes on April 15. 

The process to reserve/request tickets will be shared with graduates in Feb. via the MyLIM Class of 2023 group.

Extra tickets beyond your 2 free tickets will be available for purchase pending availability.

When you fill out your ticket request form, you can indicate whether or not you are interested in purchasing additional tickets, and if you are, we will reach out to you after the April 15 deadline and let you know if tickets are available and and how to purchase them. We anticipate that students will be able to purchase a maximum of 2 additional tickets.

Graduates will be able to request a cap, gown, and hood (if applicable) in Spring 2023.

Once you have completed the Application for Graduation Audit and been added to the MyLIM Class of 2023 group, you will see a link to an online portal to request your items and have them mailed to your home.

LIM College works with Thornton Studios to provide opportunities to have your photo taken for Commencement.

You can visit Thornton in their studio (details below) OR we will be having photographers on campus in Maxwell Hall on Tues. April 4 and Wed. April 5. Please monitor your LIM College email and MyLIM for more info. about these on-campus photo days. 

To schedule an appointment at Thornton Studios:
Go to and select “Schedule Appointment." The enter code "studio" and schedule your appointment. The sitting fee is $15.00 and you can view your proofs online. We recommend that you dress as you would for a job interview. An LIM College cap and gown will be available at the studio for use in your photos.

Thornton Studio Photographers
210 West 29th St, 3rd Floor
New York, NY

If you have questions about in-studio photos, email or call 212-647-1758.