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


Guided ROM Museum Tour

   Tuesday, May 22, 4:00 - 5:00pm
   Tickets: $7  Available via

Join us for a faciliated tour of the museum by a ROM staff member. Discover the mysteries of Egypt, marvel at medieval armour, explore the diversity of life on earth and more - all in one hour!

Mindfulness Meditation for Grad Students

   Thursday, June 7, 12:00- 1:00pm
   Tickets: $free  Available via

Join us to practise secular mindful meditation techniques that will increase your relaxation and focus. Led by a facilitator from the Meditation program at the Multi-Faith Centre.

Spring Hike to Evergreen Brickworks

  Sunday, June 10, 10:00- 1:00pm
   Tickets: $free  Available via

Ever wanted to visit Evergreen Brickworks? Now is your chance to explore this fantastic historical site in Toronto while indulging in a little spring shopping and walking. Join Gradlife at Castlefrank Station, where we'll start our walk to Evergreen Brickworks through the hidden wooded-valleys of Toronto, before stopping to explore the farmer's market. Bring comfy shoes, a camera, and your wallet to grab some hand-made souvenirs.

Improv Class at Second City

  Wednesday, July 11 6:00 - 8:00pm
   Tickets: $15  Available via

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.

Shakespeare in High Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

  Friday, July 20, 6:00- 10:00pm
   Tickets: $15 donation encouraged.  Available via

Join fellow grad students for a night under the stars to see this classic Shakespeare comedy in High Park. A $15 donation is suggested at the gate.