Shimer College

Where We Play

No one can live on books alone. 

imageThough Shimer doesn’t have formal student organizations or intramural sports, IIT invites us to join theirs. It’s ideal for those of us who want a little extra touch-football, badminton, or graphic novel appreciation in our lives.

We do, however, have plenty of our own activities and traditions, such as the annual Orange Horse, a talent show of strange and wonderful proportions, and Solidarity, an end-of-the-semester, community celebration.

The Office of Student Life also coordinates activities throughout the year, including community gatherings, field trips, public forums and lectures, theatre outings, and mixers with IIT and VanderCook students.

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