Recreation, Athletics, Campus Groups

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​There's Life Outside the Classroom

An abundance of sports, theatre, music, academic conferences, and student groups contribute to a vibrant campus life. And the city offers over 1,000 festivals every year, cutting-edge architecture, an amazing array of parks, and world-class cuisine from any country—all of it accessible by the transit system’s network of subways, buses and streetcars.


Whatever campus you're at, staying in shape is fun and convenient.

Campus Groups: What Are You Doing After Class?

Ulife has all the information you need to get involved in the hundreds of clubs and activities running on all three campuses. So, what are you doing after class?

Grad Room

Grad Room provides a bright, naturally lit, accessible lounge space with comfortable seating and wireless Internet connection for graduate students to interact socially and to study. It also features multi-purpose space for academic, social, and professional graduate student programming. Located at 66 Harbord Street on the St. George campus, the Grad Room is open Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm.


Gradlife connects you to the graduate community through events, newsletters, the Gradlife blog, online resources, and social media highlighting upcoming seminars, workshops, and social events designed to provide support and community, build your portfolio, and develop skills.

Graduate Student Intramurals

The UTGSU, with support from SGS, have subsidized costs for all graduate students to participate in free intramural sports! To gauge what sports, teams and divisions graduate students are interested in having, please fill out the following form.  The Intramural Coordinator will then tailor the Intramural session for the Fall Semester.

Once you’ve filled out the form, stay tuned for an email in mid-September for a confirmed list of sports, teams and divisions for the Fall semester.

Check out these FAQs for details. If you have additional questions or have accessibility requests, please email Peter Nash, Intramural Coordinator at

​Grad Escapes

Forget your thesis for a night and escape! Grad Escapes offers discounted tickets to social, cultural, and recreational events in Toronto for grad students. From opera to baseball, from musical theatre to historic tours, there's something for everyone.

Grad Talks

Grad Talks offer a variety of learning sessions for graduate students to enhance learning and build skills. All sessions are held at the Grad Room at 66 Harbord Street.

Hart House

Located on the St. George campus, Hart House offers learning and activities for everyone: arts, food, fitness, social justice, lectures, workshops, event booking, culture, and more.

Student Life Programs & Services

Student Life​ offers a range of programs and services to support your learning, health and well-being, personal needs and professional development and to foster a sense of community on campus.

Teaching Assistants' Training Program

A variety of courses and training programs will help you improve your teaching skills.​

University of Toronto Graduate Students' Union (UTGSU)

The University of Toronto G​raduate Students' Union represents over 11,000 students studying in over 70 departments. For many years this union has advocated for increased student representation, funding and provided services such as health insurance, confidential advice and a voice for the graduate student body on the various committees of the University. The UTGSU also has a gym that can be booked for student activites. Learn more​.