Weather-Related Cancellation or Closing

Spring 2021 semester update: Though classes are online through March 14, curbside services will continue this semester to support our students. In the event of inclement weather, it may be necessary to close campus. Curbside services will not be offered and employees* will work remotely should campus close. Students will continue to complete coursework online as scheduled.

Weather-related campus closures will be announced on Harper's website and social media channels.

*Harper facilities and police department personnel report to campus as necessary.

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 close campus entirely because of dangerous weather conditions. We will resume on campus classes as soon as conditions and safety concerns allow.

In the event of campus closure, students, faculty and non-essential personnel are not to come to campus. Harper Facilities, Police and other designated essential employees should report to campus 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 road conditions, scheduled classes/activities and the ability to clear campus parking lots and sidewalks.

A decision will be made by 5 a.m. for morning classes, 10 a.m. for afternoon classes and 3 p.m. for evening classes.

If you don’t hear from us, we’re open. If campus does close, notification will be sent via text, email and/or phone call 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 campus, instead working remotely, when Harper’s campuses are closed.