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


Dodgeball at the Athletic Centre

  Tuesday, August 7, 4:30- 6:00pm
  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.

Shakespeare in High Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

   Friday, August 10, 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.

Games Night at Bampot House of Tea

  Friday, September 28, 6:30- 8:30pm
  Tickets: $9  Available via

Join us for some tea and boardgames at this local venue. Light refreshments provided. Please let us know if you have any food resrictions.

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library Guided Tour

  Thursday, October 11, 5:00pm- 6:00pm
  Tickets: free  Available via

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.