About Us

Study Group of IRP

Founded in 1962 as a post-career peer learning community, the Institute for Retired Professionals (IRP) has become a model for the Lifelong Learning Movement, now embodied in various forms on more than 500 campuses around the country. IRP, initially nurtured by The New School, became part of the lifelong learning proram at The Graduate Center, as advisors and members, in the summer of 2020. 
As a non-credit offering for adult learners, this lifelong learning program is in the portfolio of the Office of Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation at The Graduate Center, led by a Director and Dean as well as an Advisory Board that shapes the program’s overall vision, mission, and values. Committee chairs guide admissions, curriculum, diversity, finance, marketing, and other important areas.

   Read more in their own words on the IRP "Zine" (special interest magazine).

September 7 Labor Day Holiday
September 11 Fall Session First Day
September 18 No Classes, Rosh Hashana Holiday
September 25 Add/Drop Deadline for Fall Session
September 28 No Classes, Yom Kippur Holiday
September 29 2020-2021 Annual Program Tuition Due
October 1 Applications for Spring Admission Due for New Members (Round 1)
October 12 No Classes, Columbus Day
November 5 Applications for Spring Admission Due for New Members (Round 2)
November 25-27 No Classes, Thanksgiving Holiday
December 21 Fall Session Final Day