- Located at 66 Harbord Street (Corner of Harbord and Spadina) on the St. George campus, the Grad Room provides University of Toronto graduate students with a lounge area and a multi-purpose space for academic, social and professional graduate student programming.
Graduate school isn’t all about hitting the books. In between studying for comprehensives, writing papers and researching, we hope that you’ll take advantage of the many opportunities and resources we offer you. Find out how you can enjoy some down time, or get some help with the practical side of life as a graduate student, such as searching for housing, improving your academic and leadership skills, and planning your future.
These are just a few pointers — remember, the School of Graduate Studies is your main source for information.
Step away from your desk and take a break from studying — get to know your peers or have an adventure!
- Orientation week isn’t just for undergraduates — graduate students are treated to their own series of welcome activities starting the second week of September.
- The GradLife offers academic and non-academic programming to help graduate students learn how to balance school and life.
- Organized in collaboration with the Graduate Students’ Union, Grad Escapes gives you the chance to get out and experience all that Toronto has to offer at the lowest possible prices.
- Find your place on campus with GradNav (PDF) , a guide to life as a graduate student at U of T
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Develop Your Academic and Leadership Skills
Even the best students sometimes feel that they want to improve their academic and leadership abilities, so check out our skill-development programs:
- Attend workshops about communication, facilitation and conflict resolution for graduate students through our leadership skills for grads program.
- Check out the services and programs at Academic Success Centre to learn how to improve your writing, study and research skills. They can even help you deal with a difficult supervisor.
Plan Your Career
Planning for life after school is as important as getting that “A.” Read more about how we can help you find your career path and develop skills that are important for the working world:
- Doctoral students can develop skills essential for the world beyond university through the Graduate Professional Skills Program run by the School of Graduate Studies.
- If you need part-time work or want help planning your career, visit the Career Centre to view job postings or speak with a career counsellor.