Gym and Athletics

UTGSU gym

Summer Schedule: May to August

Gym reservations for the month of June will be taken on May 29, 2019 beginning at 10:00 AM by emailing your request, students names and ID numbers to gym@utgsu.ca.

To book a one-hour time slot please send an email to gym@utgsu.ca. In your email please list the player’s Names and Student ID numbers which are verified when booking. You will receive a confirmation of your booking within 24 hours. The UTGSU gym can be booked for 1 hour per week by graduate students for athletics for the entire month in the following schedules:

Mondays:
5:00 to 11:00 PM, bookable one hour time slots for doubles badminton
Tuesdays:
5:00 – 8:00 PM,bookable one hour time slots for Volleyball and 8:00 – 11:00 PM – Drop in CompetitiveVolleyball
Wednesdays:
5:00 to 8:00 PM, bookable one hour time slots for doubles badminton and 8:00 – 11:00 PM Drop in Recreational Volleyball
Thursdays:
5:00 – 8:00 PM, bookable one hour time slots for Basketball and 8:00 – 11:00 PM Drop in Basketball
Fridays: 5:00 – 11:00 PM, bookable one hour time slots for BadmintonG

The UTGSU gym can be booked for 1 hour per week by UTGSU members for athletics. The UTGSU gym can also be booked for weekly one-hour sessions for the duration of an entire month. To book the space, email gym@utgsu.ca. In your email please list the player’s Name and Student ID numbers which are verified when booking.

*Only UTGSU members may play drop in volleyball or basketball.  Gym violations will result in a booking privilege suspension for four months.

Summer Gym BUrsary

As part of a three-year pilot program to promote graduate student wellness, the UTGSU Executive Committee worked closely with the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) to offer students a chance to be reimbursed for their summer gym membership to the Hart House gym, and the Athletics Centre, also known as KPE. We are excited to announce that in the bursary’s final year, all graduate students registered in research-stream and professional Master’s and Doctoral programs throughout the summer 2019 session are eligible to apply. Students can submit receipts online via the SGS portal starting mid-May, 2019.

For additional questions, please email info@utgsu.ca with the subject line: Summer Gym Bursary Question, or call (416) 978-2391 during our hours of operation. You can also contact the School of Graduate Studies at sgs.financial.assistance@utoronto.ca.

UTGSU Intramural Volleyball league

The UTGSU Volleyball League runs from October through to April. Players may register as a team or individually. Players must select one of three division options (Recreational, Intermediate, and Competitive). Playoffs will take place for the Competitive and Intermediate divisions only. Sessions are scheduled from Monday to Wednesday between 6PM-11PM.

Registration for the 2018-2019 UTGSU Volleyball Season is now closed. If you have any questions or concerns please email volleyball@utgsu.ca.

Please see the UTGSU Volleyball League Rules and the Gym Rules and Regulations for more information

Graduate Student INTRAMURALs

As part of a joint effort between the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU), free intramural sports will be offered to all graduate students this upcoming academic year.

FAQs

Have a question related to the free graduate student intramural league? Please refer to our FAQs below. If you do not find the answer you’re looking for, email Peter Nash, the Intramural Coordinator, at sgs.intramurals@gmail.com. Peter will respond to your email within five weekdays.

Do I have to pay to sign up?
The graduate student intramurals are free for all graduate students at the University of Toronto. This is a three-year pilot project, which is a joint effort between the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU).

What sports are offered for the free graduate student intramural league?
For a full list of sports we plan on offering in the fall, please visit our Graduate Student Intramural Sign-up Sheet. You will find a breakdown of sport, division and the time these sports were offered last year.

I’ve filled out the Sign-up Sheet, but how do I find out if my team has been registered and other important information about game times and location?
You will receive an email detailing what teams were successfully entered based on the interest levels and space in each sport’s leagues. You will then register for the teams you are interested in playing for on IMLeagues, the registration software for the University of Toronto Intramurals, in order to participate. The IMLeagues portal will be included in the email sent to you, but can also be referenced here: University of Toronto Intramurals.

When does the Fall Semester season begin?
Before the start of the season, schedules are released on each individual team page. Each league usually plays on the same day and at around the same time each week, granted there isn’t a scheduling issue. Generally, seasons start at the end of September, or beginning of October.

I’m not too sure what division to sign up for. What is the difference between Division 1, 2 and open?
Division 1 is competitive and requires folks to feel quite comfortable with their ability to play the sport. It is usually a faster-paced game. Division 2 is recreational and does not require folks to have previous experience playing the game. If you’ve never played this sport before but are interested in trying, we’d suggest signing up for this division. Open division is made up of non-departmental teams and departmental teams, which varies competition level depending on the teams that sign up.

I’m interested in being a Team Lead but would like some more information about what is required of this role.
The team lead is responsible for attending a team lead meeting at the beginning of the season to learn the rules of the league and encourage team members to submit their attendance ahead of the forfeit deadline. On average these team leads might be putting in a maximum time of 5 minutes per week. It is also possible for teams to have multiple leaders if that helps ensure the success of the team.

Our team does not have enough players for one of our upcoming games. What should we do?
You should contact the SGS Intramural Coordinator for assistance, and if we cannot guarantee sufficient players, we will notify the Intramural department a minimum 2 days in advance that we cannot field a team for that game, resulting in a forfeit.

I showed up to my game, but the game was no longer taking place as someone had cancelled our game. What happened?
We request that all players use the attendance function on IMLeagues a minimum of three days in advance.
Should there be insufficient attendance for a game within 2 days of the date, the Intramural Coordinator will forfeit your game on your behalf. Defaults result in fines to our program and lead to the removal of teams. Therefore, to have lots of teams, we need consistent attendance or advanced notice of conflicts so we can notify the staff that we are short numbers. Please be sure to submit your attendance on IMLeagues so that our program does not have teams removed.