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 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. All activities are facilitated by a current graduate student.

Upcoming Events


Escape Room Robarts Library

Thursday, September 26, 5-6:30pm

     Tickets: Free

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When Robarts Library comes under a ransomware attack, U of T grad students will have 60 minutes to fight for the survival of one of the world's great library collections. Join U of T Libraries for this fun and challenging escape room game. Dive into the dark corners of our brutalist maze and be sure not to lose your way. Time is running out! Presented in partnership with U of T Libraries.

 

Games Night at Bampot House of Tea

Thursday October 3, 6-8pm

     Tickets: $9

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Join us for some specialty tea and board games at this local venue. Light vegetarian refreshments provided. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions.

 

Cooking on a Student Budget at Loblaws

Tuesday, October 8, 6:30-8:30pm

     Tickets: $25

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Join other grad students at this fun and 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: jennifer.pinker@utoronto.ca 

 

Get Crafty: Button Making (Equity Focus) at Hart House

Saturday, October 26, 4-6pm

     Tickets: Free

Register: (Coming Soon)

Join other grad students for a relaxing and creative night of needle felting with Hart House's well known Get Crafty Program! No experience necessary.

 

Trivia Night at the UTGSU

Thursday, November 7, 6-8pm

     Tickets: Free

Register: (Coming Soon)

Need a study break? Like to socialize with friends, meet new people, and have fun? If you answered yes to all of those questions, come join us for a Trivia Night at the UTGSU. 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. Refreshments provided.

 

Improv Class at Second City

Friday, November 15, 6-8pm

     Tickets:$15

Register: (Coming Soon)

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.

 

Dodgeball at the Athletic Centre

Tuesday, December 3, 4:30-6pm

     Tickets: Free

Register: (Coming Soon)

Release some stress and join other graduate students for a game of dodgeball at the Athletic Centre in the Upper gym. (Special arrangements will be made to let you in for this event but bring your T-card.) This event will be facilitated by a staff person from MoveU. No experience required.

 

Gingerbread Houses at Loblaws

Wednesday, December 11, 6:30-8:30pm

     Tickets:$10

Register: (Coming Soon)

Join us to decorate your own gingerbread house. You will be provided with the pre-assembled house, royal icing, and all the candies, and you have a blast decorating. When your masterpieces complete, we'll wrap it in cellophane ready for you to take home to display! The PC Cooking School is located on the second floor of the Maple Leaf Gardens store, next to the Joe Fresh and LCBO. We will have an informal contest for best house with a prize! If you are bringing your family and only decorating one house together, you only need to purchase one ticket.