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 Harvest Noon Cafe

   Thursday, February 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
   Tickets: free  Available via

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. 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. 

Improv at Second City

   Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
   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.

Beginner Dodgeball at the Athletic Centre

   Tuesday, March 6, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
   Tickets: free  Available via

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 faciliated by a staff person from MoveU. No experience required.

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 and safe and sound.