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Grad Activities

Join other grad students for social outings around the city through Grad Escapes as well as other initiatives such as conferences to support student wellness and build skills.

Grad Talks

Attend Grad Talks to build skills, gain knowledge, and offer balance on varied topics relevant for grad students. All talks are held at the Grad Room.

Grad Connections

Connect with other grad students at a bi-weekly chat forum at the SGS Lounge. A trained graduate student facilitator will be present.

Grad Conflict

Talk with a Peer Advisor at our Conflict Resolution Centre about any academic issue from disagreements with a supervisor to disputes with a lab mate.

Grad Academic Support

There are extensive services to support your academic needs. Meet with a learning strategist or attend a writer's group session.

Grad Career

Start thinking about your career goals or talk to a career educator about new career directions. Attend a workshop or an informational interview.

Grad International

Learn about support for international grad students to deal with transition issues, cultural differences, and obtaining residency status. Connect with a peer mentor.

Grad Leadership

Attend workshops and learn about topics such as leadership vs management, facilitation and more.

Grad Family

Visit the Family Care Office to learn about balance, and obtain daycare, pregnancy, or eldercare information. Student family housing is available.

What is Gradlife?

We are a hub to help support your grad life, through co-curricular programs, events, resources and engagement specifically for grad students. Follow us on social media to receive daily updates.

Essential Guide for Grads

Check out the NEW 2019/20 Essential Guide for Grad Students to find out all you need to know about navigating U of T grad life!several programs to support your grad life experience and provide community.

Upcoming Orientation Events for Incoming Students

Grad-Focused St George Campus Tours (SGS Lounge)

If you're an incoming grad student, or want to learn more about where grad-specific spaces and offices are located on the St George campus, come to one of our Gradlife campus tours.

Tours will run for one hour and start in the first-floor lounge at the School of Graduate Studies, 63 St George St. Drop-in, no registration required. Light refreshments provided at the start of the tour.

Tour Dates:

  • Monday, August 19. Starting at 12pm, 3pm, 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 21. Starting at 12pm, 3pm, 5:30pm
  • Friday, August 23. Starting 12pm, 3pm, 5:30pm

Transitioning to Grad School: Strategies for Success in a Research Program
Monday, August 26, 12-4pm (Main Activity Hall)
REGISTRATION OPEN! Learn more. Space limited!

Transitioning to Grad School: Strategies for Success in a Professional Program
Tuesday, August 27, 5-9pm (Main Activity Hall)
REGISTRATION OPEN! Learn more. Space limited!

Other Upcoming Events:

Grad Connections: Incoming Grad Students in a Professional Program​Tuesday, September 24, 5-6:30 pm

Grad Talk: Financial Health for Incoming Grad Students​
Wednesday, September 25, 12-2 pm

Questions, or Program Feedback   

Contact: gradlife@utoronto.ca


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