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.
If campus closes due to inclement weather:
Weather-related campus closures will be announced through the Harper Alert emergency notification system, Harper's website and social media channels.
Note: The NCH Outpatient Care Center at Harper College may remain open when the rest of campus is closed. Please check the NCH website for more information.
If you don’t hear from us, campus is open. If campus does close, notification will be sent via text, email and/or phone call through our emergency Harper 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 (students and employees logging in for the first time will need to register using their Harper email and create a password).
You can also check the college’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages, and the Emergency Closing Center. 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 campus as necessary. All other faculty and staff should work remotely when Harper’s campuses are closed.
If you did not receive a Harper Alert, view your profile settings in the Harper Alert system. (Students and employees logging in for the first time will need to register using their Harper email and create a password.) If your contact information is missing or incorrect, please add the correct phone number and/or email address.