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.
Games Night at Bampot House of Tea
Friday, September 28, 6:30-8:30pm
Tickets: $9 Available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca.
Join us for some tea and boardgames at this local venue. Light refreshments provided.
Please email Jennifer Pinker if you have any food restrictions:
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library Guided Tour
Thursday, October 11, 5:00-6:00pm
Tickets: free Available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca.
Have you ever held a book that's over 400 years old? Or seen the U of T's founding document? 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.
Cooking on a Student Budget at Loblaws Cooking School
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30-8:30pm
Tickets: $25 Available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca.
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 Jennifer Pinker if you have any food restrictions:
Improv Class at Second City
Friday, November 2, 6:00-8:00pm
Tickets: $15 Available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca.
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.
Escape Room Game at Robarts Library
Tuesday, November 20, 5:00- 7:00pm
Tickets: $free Available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca.
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. Pizza will be available.