Weather-Related Cancellation or Closing

Safety is our number one priority. We make every attempt to keep the College open and operating during inclement weather. In some cases, it may be necessary to cancel classes or close campus entirely because of dangerous weather conditions. We will resume classes as soon as conditions and safety concerns allow.

In the event of class cancellations, students, faculty and non-essential personnel are not to come to campus. Harper Facilities, Police and other designated essential employees should report to work unless otherwise notified.

Class cancellation or campus closing information typically will be available by:

  • 5 a.m. for morning classes
  • 10 a.m. for afternoon classes
  • 3 p.m. for evening classes

For the latest information:

Frequently asked questions:

Several factors will be considered including the status of area schools, road conditions, scheduled classes/activities and the ability to clear campus parking lots and sidewalks.

Several factors will be considered including the status of area schools, road conditions, scheduled classes/activities and the ability to clear campus parking lots and sidewalks.

If you don’t hear from us, we’re open. If Harper does close, notification will be sent via text, email and phone through our Emergency Alert system (students and employees are automatically included). If you would like to add or change a cell phone number or personal email, go to Harper Alerts and register or log in using your Harper email.

You can also check out the college’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages, emergencyclosingcenter.com. Harper’s general phone number will play a pre-recorded message: 847.925.6000.

Note: Facilities, Police and other designated essential employees should report to work unless otherwise notified. All other faculty and staff should not report to work when Harper’s campuses are closed.