Lifelong Peer Learning Program members are people who have come together to create a community in which each person’s learning experience is enriched through exchange with other members of diverse backgrounds and interests.
Membership is open to retired and semiretired people who want to participate actively in cooperative learning and instruction, regardless of their education, career background, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or physical limitations.
Info Sessions are scheduled twice each semester for admission the following semester. More information can be found at Lifelong Peer Learning Program at The Graduate Center Join Us.
Next Information Sessions for Spring of 2024 Admission will appear here in Fall of 2023
Your admission and tuition to The Graduate Center’s Lifelong Peer Learning Program provide you with membership in an empowering community. Member led Study Groups are the core of the program but members become actively involved Beyond the Classroom, by serving on Committees, through Special Interest Groups and a range of other educational and social activities. There are also numerous opportunities to engage in multigenerational activities with students in other programs as well as faculty and staff within The Graduate Center and across The City University of New York.
How to Join
Candidates for membership in the Lifelong Peer Learning Program must attend an information session, submit an application (provided at the information session), and participate in an interview with members of the Admissions Committee. In an effort to maintain a small and engaged community, priority is given to applicants who are ready to contribute to the program.
In order to make the LP2 affordable to all who are accepted, the Ruth and Mortimer Epstein Endowment provides scholarships for qualified members through a confidential application process.