Grad Escapes

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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

Improv Class at Second City

Friday, June 28, 6:00pm-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: Much Ado About Nothing

Friday, July 12, 6:00- 10:00pm                                                                                                                                                Tickets: free (suggested donation $15 at venue)  Available via

Join other grad students under the stars for Shakespeare in High Park's Much Ado About Nothing for a comedic tale of love and desire. Bring your blankets and snacks welcome. 

Games Night at Bampot House of Tea

Thursday, July 18, 6:30- 8:30pm                                                                                                                                                 Tickets: $9 Available via

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.

Dodgeball at the Athletic Centre​

Thursday, August 1, 5:00- 6:30pm                                                                                                                                                 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 facilitated by a staff person from MoveU. No experience required.​

Clay Class at Gardiner Museum

Wednesday, August 7, 5-6:30pm                                                                                                                                                 Tickets: $19 Available via

Participants will get the chance to work with a professional artist and create one of a kind objects out of clay. Participants will learn different techniques from the artist, such as pinch, coil and slab. With these techniques they will get an opportunity to make their own piece out of clay.