Shimer Great Books School Events

Experience the Shimer Great Books School through a variety of visit options. Attend fascinating seminars, compete in the annual Montaigne Scholarship Competition or schedule an individualized campus visit to observe a class, learn from our faculty and meet current students.

Upcoming Shimer Visit Options

Day-Time Individualized Campus Visit

Individualized campus visits during the day are open to freshman and transfer students. These visits include a meeting with an Admission Counselor and/or a walking tour of campus with a current student tour guide. Transfer students will receive an unofficial evaluation of transfer credit if transcripts are provided.

If you are interested in meeting with a Shimer faculty member or observing a class, we request 4-5 business days notice.

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Follow the link above to get started with your event registration. Create an account or enter your email and password if you already have an account. We recommend searching by Event Category and selecting Individual Campus Visit.

*Visit start times aside from these standard options can be arranged with your admission counselor for special circumstances.

Discussion on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Monday, October 8th, 2018 
This event follows our October 8th Freshman Campus Visit Day.


Join us as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This is a casual discussion led by Shimer Great Books School professor Stuart Patterson as part of Frankenreads, an international celebration of Frankenstein’s anniversary culminating in a read-out of the work on Halloween. To register for this event, complete the Visit Day registration form and indicate your interest in the Frankenstein session in the comment box.

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Follow the link above to get started with your event registration. Create an account or enter your email and password if you already have an account. We recommend searching by Event Category and selecting Freshman Visit Day (for October 8th).
 

Montaigne Scholarship Competition


Monday, November 5th, 2018 - Montaigne Scholarship Competition
This event follows our November 5th Freshman Campus Visit Day.

The Montaigne Scholarship is a scholarship for students applying to a major within the Shimer Great Books School. Participants write an essay based on their reading of a work by Michel de Montainge, the 16th century French writer who invented the essay form itself. Students who submit an essay will participate in a discussion following the November 5th Visit Day. For more information and to register for this scholarship competition, please contact Alex Resendiz at aresendiz@noctrl.edu or 630-637-5800.

Saturday, November 17th, 2018 - Montaigne Scholarship Competition
An additional opportunity to compete for this Shimer Great Books School scholarship

The Montaigne Scholarship is a scholarship for students applying to a major within the Shimer Great Books School. Participants write an essay based on their reading of a work by Michel de Montainge, the 16th century French writer who invented the essay form itself. Students who submit an essay will participate in a discussion on Saturday, November 17th. For more information and to register for this scholarship competition, please contact Alex Resendiz at aresendiz@noctrl.edu or 630-637-5800.

Monday, January 21st, 2019 - Montaigne Scholarship Competition

This event follows our January 21st Freshman Campus Visit Day.

The Montaigne Scholarship is a scholarship for students applying to a major within the Shimer Great Books School. Participants write an essay based on their reading of a work by Michel de Montainge, the 16th century French writer who invented the essay form itself. Students who submit an essay will participate in a discussion following the January 21st Visit Day. For more information and to register for this scholarship competition, please contact Alex Resendiz at aresendiz@noctrl.edu or 630-637-5800.



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Please contact the Office of Admission at 630-637-5800 if you have any questions.