Sororities and fraternities and other organizations which promote exclusivity based on sex, age, national origin, economic, or academic status, or any other basis, are not permitted. Shimer is committed to the ideals of equal opportunity. Community activities include community lunches, potluck dinners, topical discussions, theater, chess and other activities. Shimer's size and student/faculty ratio assure the availability of meaningful, personal attention for all students. Minutes from downtown Chicago, Shimer students have access to a rich variety of cultural activities. State parks and other outdoor recreation areas, including the Lake Michigan waterfront, are also accessible.
Information for Current Students from the Dean's Office
For mail.shimer.edu users: Add the Shimer Academic Calendar to your Google Calendar
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Shimer Student Housing on the IIT Campus
Meal Plan Options
Nine Month Payment Plan
Four Month Payment Plan
Tuition Deferment Plan
IIT Shuttle Bus
Information concerning the Dan Ryan construction project
Chicago Transit Authority
Guides to What’s Happening In Chicago:
The guide to Chicago music, theater, arts, and film, plus a large classifieds section featuring jobs, housing, and more.
Another excellent city guide, featuring informative reviews of restaurants, cafes, clubs, films, art exhibits and much more.
Reviews and listing of restaurants, bars and clubs, events, movies, and all the best entertainment and nightlife Chicago has to offer.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry
Sears Tower Skydeck
Spirit of Chicago (Dining Cruises)
Garfield Park Conservatory
The Oriental Institute
Dusable Museum of African-American History
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Old Town School of Folk Music
More Information about Chicago:
City of Chicago Homepage