Shimer College


Hello new Shimerian! As spring orientation (Jan 11th - 12th) draws near, there are a few things you need to be doing to start off your semester at Shimer right. But have no fear—the orientation staff is here to help!

Thanks for checking our page out. While some of what’s here you might have received in emails, we wanted to provide a single place to access everything you need for orientation and registration—especially for those of you with cluttered inboxes! Below is a link to the orientation checklist, things you’ll need to prepare or look into in anticipation to your arrival. 

Contact Us!

If you have any questions at all, please contact your Orientation Coordinators at We are making ourselves extra available in the days leading up to orientation, so do not hesitate to reach out and expect a prompt reply.