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


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 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

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

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

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

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.