Premier 50th Anniversary Events

50 Years. Proud Past. Strong Future.

50th Anniversary Time Capsule

Submit suggestions for items to contribute to a time capsule that will be opened at the College's 100th Anniversary in 2067.

 Community Day 50th

50th Anniversary Community Day Celebration

Saturday, April 14, 2018. Spend the day at Harper College with activities ranging from the College and Career Expo, alumni events, campus tours, adult workshops and live performances.

 Graduation 2018 50th

50th Commencement: Graduation 2018

May, 2018. The ceremony will include fall 2017 graduates and candidates for spring 2018 and summer 2018 graduation.

Golf Outing

Golf Open - RECAP

On Monday, June 12, 2017, more than 100 area golfers gathered for some friendly competition – and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students.

Hands playing piano at night

Jazz Under the Stars - RECAP

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, The Ken Spurr Ensemble delighted an audience with jazz under the stars at Harper's outdoor pavilion.

Hullabaloo 50th

50th Anniversary Celebration Hullabaloo for Students - RECAP

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Harper College hosted a welcoming event for current and returning students. Activities ranged from henna tattoos, obstacle courses and magic.

50th Gala How Time Flies

50th Anniversary Gala - RECAP

More than 400 people attended the event on September 16 at Priester Aviation at Chicago Executive Airport, capping off a weeklong celebration recognizing the first week of Harper classes back in 1967.

Giving Back Week 50th

Doing More Together Week - RECAP 

Harper College faculty and staff came together to make a difference in our community, donating almost 600 hours during Doing More Together Week.

Additional 50th Events

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