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


Cooking on a Student Budget

   Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
   Tickets: $25  Available via

Come to this 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 if you have any food restrictions:

Get Crafty: Making Technology Cozies

   Friday, March 23, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
   Tickets: free  Available via

Use your imagination and materials supplied by Hart House to create a felt cozy to keep your technology safe and sound.

Guided Tour of Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

   Thursday, April 26,  5:00 - 6:30 pm
   Tickets: free  Available via

Have you ever held a book that's over 400 years old? Or seen the U of T's founding document? Or read Leonard Cohen's notebooks from the 1960s, where he drafted some of his early songs? What about the math used by U of T professors to rescue the Apollo 13 mission? Meet staff from the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and the University Archives, where they will take you on a tour of some of the rich treasures held right here on campus. Come for the view and the stories and discover how you can incorporate this one-of-a-kind research material  into your own academic work.