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


Trivia Night at the GSU

  Thursday, November 15, 7:00-8:00pm
  Tickets: $free  Available via

Join fellow grad students for fun night of trivia and refreshments at the GSU loft.

Escape Room Game at Robarts Library

  Tuesday, November 20, 5:00- 7:00pm
  Tickets: $free  Available via

When Robarts Library comes under a ransomware attack, UofT grad students will have 60 minutes to fight for the survival of one of the world's great library collections.  Join UofT 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.

Gingerbread Houses at Loblaws Cooking School

  Wednesday, December 5, 6:00- 7:30pm
  Tickets: $10 Available via

Join us at the Loblaws Cooking School 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! No outside food allowed in the class. 

​Cost: $10 per gingerbread house. If you are bringing your family and only decorating one house together, you only need to purchase one ticket.