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 close campus entirely because of dangerous weather conditions.

If campus closes due to inclement weather:

  • Online courses will continue as scheduled; more details about on-campus classes and clinicals will be available soon.
  • Employees will work remotely (Harper facilities, police department and other designated essential personnel report to campus as necessary).
  • Curbside services will not be offered.

Weather-related campus closes will be announced through the Harper Alert emergency notification system, Harper's website and social media channels.

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 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 and register or log in using your Harper email.

You can also check out the college’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages, 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.


Last Updated: 10/7/21