Shimer College


We few, we happy few.

Sammie Snyder pontificates, autumn of 1968. Photo by David KohnSammie Snyder pontificates, autumn of 1968. Photo by David KohnThere are over 4000 living Shimer alumni across the world. Whether you attended during the halcyon days of Mount Carroll or lived among the clustered cottages in Waukegan, or perhaps you’re a recent graduate of Chicago, the Shimer you recall is the Shimer that lives today: unapologetically intellectual, creative, outspoken, and revolutionary.

Once a Shimerian, always a Shimerian.

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