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

Guided Tour of the Art Museum of the University of Toronto

   Wednesday,  May 10, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
   Tickets: free and available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca. Limit: 2 per person.

Come on a guided tour of The Art Museum of the University of Toronto. The museum is comprised of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House and the University of Toronto Art Centre at University College. Featured exhibition: It's All Happening So Fast, A Counter-History of the Modern Canadian Environment From the Canadian Centre for Architecture.This exhibition is organized in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Games Night at Hart House

   Thursday, May 25, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
   Tickets: free and available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca. Limit: 2 per person.

Join fellow grad students for a fun games night at Hart House! A selection of games will be available, including: Catan, Code Names, Exploding Kittens, Ticket to Ride, and more. Snacks will be available. Presented in partnership with Hart House. Refreshments will be available.

Art Gallery of Ontario: Facilitated Tour of Canadian Art Collections​

   Tuesday, June 6, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
   Tickets: $5 and available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca. Limit: 2 per person.

Come on a guided tour at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The AGO's collections reflect 11,000 years of diverse visual expression and traditions in the land we now call Canada. Explore the works of Inuit, First Nations and Métis artists, the Group of Seven and more. *The group is required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Improv Class at the Second City

   Thursday, June 30, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
   Tickets: $15 and available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca. Limit: 2 per person.

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: King Lear

   Thursday, July 28, 7:00 - 10:30 pm
   Tickets: free but suggested donation and available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca. Limit: 2 per person.

Come out to High Park to see Shakespeare's King Lear with your fellow graduate students under the stars. We'll meet up as a group prior to the show. Students will be emailed in advance. The show starts at 8 pm. There is a suggested donation of pay-what-you-can at the gate entrance to the show.