Shimer College

Where We Live

Whether you opt for on-campus housing or find an
apartment nearby, it won’t take long to feel at home.

Most first-year students live on campus in one of the IIT residence halls, which include the McCormick Student Village and State Street Village. Both offer fully furnished rooms and common areas. 

Upperclassmen usually live independently in nearby Bronzeville and Bridgeport - see the map below for Shimer’s surrounding neighborhoods.

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Housing in Chicago, compared to other major cities, is surprisingly reasonable and easy to find. Craigslist, the Chicago Reader, and local apartment-finding services offer plenty of listings, though a stroll around the area may also yield promising leads.