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 2022

June 1 Summer Session First Day
June 18 No Classes, Juneteenth
July 12 Summer Session Final Day

Fall 2022

September 8 Information Session
September 12 Fall Session First Day
September 26 No Classes, Rosh Hashana
October 4 – 5 No Classes, Yom Kippur
October 20 No Classes, Columbus Day
November 21- 24 No Classes, Thanksgiving Break
December 19 Fall Term Ends

Spring 2023

January 30 Spring Session First Day
February 13 No Classes, Lincoln’s Birthday
February 20 No Classes, President’s Day
March 20 – 31 No Classes, Spring Break
May 15 Spring Term Ends