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.
Read more in their own words on the IRP "Zine" (special interest magazine).
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.
||Labor Day Holiday
||Fall Session First Day
||No Classes, Rosh Hashana Holiday
||Add/Drop Deadline for Fall Session
||No Classes, Yom Kippur Holiday
||2020-2021 Annual Program Tuition Due
||Applications for Spring Admission Due for New Members (Round 1)
||No Classes, Columbus Day
||Applications for Spring Admission Due for New Members (Round 2)
||No Classes, Thanksgiving Holiday
||Fall Session Final Day