Grad Escapes

​​Grad Escapes 

Grad school can be hard work -- sometimes you just need to escape. To help you, the Graduate Students' Union and Student Life started Grad Escapes.This program helps to build community among fellow students by offering social, cultural, and recreational opportunities to relieve graduate student stress.

From art classes to baseball, from musical theatre to historic tours, there's something for everyone. So, forget your thesis for a night, try a new experience, and meet fellow students. Come with a partner, a friend, or come alone! Student families are welcome.

Upcoming Events

Bata Shoe Museum Tour

   Thursday, October 12, 6:45 - 8:00 pm
   Tickets: $4 and available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca. Limit: 2 per person.

Join us for a guided tour of this famous shoe museum where you will see highlights of the permanent gallery 'All About Shoes,' featuring footwear from all over the world and throughout history.

Improv Class at Second City

   Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
   Tickets: $15 and available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca. Limit: 2 per person.

Get a taste of what The Second City is all about. Learn how to think on your feet, be in the moment and say YES to  everyone's ideas all through fun improv games and exercises. No experience required.

Trivia Night at Harvest Noon Cafe

   Thursday November 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

   Tickets: $free and available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca. Limit: 2 per person.

Come join us for a Trivia Night. Don't worry, no grad student-type questions here! Come as a team already, or bring yourself and we'll make you a team with some great people. There are awesome prizes to be won, but even if your team doesn't bring home the “trophy,” this event is still a great way to take a break from studying and have a little fun while you're at it. Students will receive a complimentary refreshment. Offered in partnership with the UTGSU.

Making Watercolour Bookmarks

   Thursday, November 23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
   Tickets: $free and available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca. Limit: 2 per person.

Experiment with watercolour paints while creating these beautiful bookmarks! Learn simple watercolour techniques to make beautiful images, no matter what your skill level. Join the Get Crafty team at Hart House for a night of friendly relaxing in a creative, community environment. We provide everything, just bring yourself!

Cooking Class at Loblaws Cooking school

   Monday, November 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
   Tickets: $20 and available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca. Limit: 1 per person.

Come to an interactive cooking class where you will be involved in making parts of the menu! A 3-course vegetarian menu will be served as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Please email jennifer.pinker@utoronto.ca​​ if you have any food restrictions.