About Us

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Founded in 1962 as a post-career peer learning community, the Lifelong Peer Learning Program (LP2) has become a model for the Lifelong Learning Movement, now embodied in various forms on more than 500 campuses around the country. The Lifelong Peer Learning Program, initially nurtured by The New School as the Institute for Retired Professionals (IRP), became part of 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 LP2 "Zine" (special interest magazine).

Summer 2023

5/29 Holiday: Memorial Day


First day of Summer 23 session


Holiday: Juneteenth

Holiday: 4th of July


Last Day of Summer 23 session (depending on the day of the week)

Fall 2023

9/4 Holiday: Labor Day
9/5 First day of Fall 23 session
9/15 Holiday: Rosh Hashanah
9/25 Holiday: Yom Kippur
10/9 Holiday: Columbus Day 
11/20–11/24 Thanksgiving Break
11/30–12/18  Last day of Fall 23 session (depending on the day of the week)