Take a fitness class or go to the gym

If you’re a full-time student currently enrolled in classes, you can use the gyms at North and Lakeshore for free. This includes group fitness classes. If you’re an early bird or have a few hours to spare between class, this can be a great way to use that time well.

Attend events

There is almost always something happening on campus, from lunchtime concerts and plays at Lakeshore to IGNITE Real Talks with Charlamagne tha God at North. The LGBTQ Resource Centre at both campuses regularly holds events and has drop-in hours, as does the Aboriginal Resource Centre and The Bridge.

Join a club

If you have a passion for board games, dance, anime or pie (yes, pie), there’s a club for you on campus. This is a great way to meet people who share your interests – and if you want to start a club of your own, IGNITE (the Humber/Guelph-Humber student association) can help. Check out Clubs Day this week at Lakeshore and North.

Take a nap

Sleep lounge
Photo courtesy of IGNITE

Yep, you read that right. If you stayed up all night studying/writing an essay/playing Overwatch, catch up on your sleep in IGNITE’s sleep lounges. Bring your student ID card and get ready to snooze!

Go for a walk

There’s lots to explore at North and Lakeshore. North Campus is home to the Humber Arboretum, a pretty amazing urban forest. It’s a great place to unwind and go for a walk. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a deer or two.

Arboretum
Humber Arboretum

Arboretum staff also host lunch and learn sessions, workshops on beekeeping and honey and guided tours. See the full events calendar here.

At Lakeshore, exploring the grounds and restored cottages is always a treat. Colonel Samuel Smith Park nearby is ideal for taking a breather between classes. In the winter you can go skating, and enjoy a very Instagrammable skyline view year-round. While you’re wandering, head over to the Humber Fashion Institute (3166 Lake Shore Blvd. W., at the corner of Kipling) and see what the students have displayed in the windows.

Sam Smith Park skating rink
Skating rink at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. City of Toronto photo.

The Lakeshore Grounds Interpretative Centre also hosts events and gives tours of the campus grounds and tunnels connecting the cottages.

Lakeshore campus
The Humber Lakeshore grounds

Check out the bake labs

Bake lab cakes

Our new bake labs at North have huge windows, ideal for seeing what delicious treats the students are preparing. There are always incredible cakes and other treats on display. Even better, you can enjoy these sweet treats yourself – and meals prepared by our culinary students, too – by paying a visit to Gourmet Express. There you can buy ice cream made from scratch, fresh bread, cakes and pies, frozen pizzas and much more.

Watch a Hawks game

Ceejay Nofuente

Our varsity teams regularly win games and break records. Be sure to see them in action and show your Humber Hawk pride!

Take in some culture

Our art galleries at North and Lakeshore are a great spot to enjoy some culture (and it’s free!). Celebrating the Indigenous Spirit is on until Feb. 16 at North Campus. The L Space gallery at Lakeshore hosts Channel 51: Igloolik until April 14. The First Light, a breathtaking exhibit of sunrise shots taken mostly in the city’s west end, is on display until March 17 on the third floor of Lakeshore’s Student Welcome and Resource Centre.

Recess in the Library

Recess in the library

Always a hit, Recess in the Library takes place March 5 to 8 at North and Lakeshore, and March 8 at our Orangeville campus. You can look forward to Animal Day with Pawsitively Pets (rescue animals), Wellness Day, Games Day and Arts Day. There will be jazz music courtesy of the music program, cookie decorating, henna artists, oxygen bars, massages, a virtual reality room, hot chocolate and more.

Visit www.humber.ca/today/events and http://ignitestudentlife.com/events/ to keep up to date on what’s happening at Humber.