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 via LIM College e-mail only. Please check your LIM College email account for updates regarding the Commencement ceremony and ticket information.
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
|Cap & Gown Rental Deadline|
|Ticket Purchase Deadline|
|Day Grades Are Released|
|Commemorative Purchase Deadline|
APPLYING TO GRADUATE
In order to be considered for graduation, all students must submit a current Application for Graduation* during the semester in which they are registered for classes or on matriculation maintenance.
LIM College has three graduating classes per year: January, May and August. One Commencement ceremony is held for all three graduating classes in May. August graduation is for students who have a maximum of ten (10) course hours to complete during the summer in order to fulfill degree requirements. Note that these course hours must be among LIM College's summer offerings. Any required course(s) that LIM College does not offer in the Summer that must be taken in the Fall disqualifies the student from August graduation. Students with more than ten (10) course hours to complete will be moved to the following January graduates list.
Only students who submit a completed Application for Graduation by the due date are guaranteed seating at the Commencement ceremony and inclusion in the Commencement program. Neither participation in the Commencement ceremony nor inclusion in the Commencement program guarantees that a student has completed the requirements for graduation.
*The Application for Graduation is sent from the Office of the Registrar via the student's LIM College email account.
Please make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to determine your eligibility to graduate.
ATTENDING COMMENCEMENT FAQs
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
GRADUATE ARRIVAL & LINE-UP
CAPS & 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.
Check back for the link to order your academic regalia.
Tickets for admission to the Commencement exercises are limited to guests of graduates in the academic procession. Each graduate receives two complimentary tickets. You can purchase additional Commencement tickets for guests online at the price of $tbd each. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Graduating students do NOT need a ticket for themselves.
Check back for the link to purchase extra tickets.
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.
Dates, time, location and price to be decided.
- 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 1-800-883-9449 during normal business hours.
The following list has been compiled solely for your convenience and is not meant to serve as a recommendation or endorsement by LIM College.
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Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
New York City, NY 10019
+1 (212) 977-4000
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
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
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.