Harper College will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

COVID-19 Student FAQs

January 13, 2021

If COVID-19 conditions improve, we plan to bring a limited number of labs requiring on-campus instruction back to campus the week of March 15, 2021. While campus is closed to students, all offices are providing services online and curbside pickup is available for things like Library materials, technology loans and more.

The student ID process is entirely online. Request an ID.

No. Computer labs are closed at this time. Need a laptop for class or internet access? Borrow a Chromebook or wi-fi hotspot today! Harper College has Chromebooks and hotspots available for students enrolled in the current semester. To borrow a laptop, fill out the Technology Request Form.

Credit-enrolled students can print up to 500 black and white pages for free. Printed materials can then be picked up on campus through curbside pickup. Learn more.

We are committed to your success and understand technology access is an issue for many people. Here are some available resources to help you succeed:

  • Computers:

Harper College has a number of Chromebooks available for a semester-long loan. Request one.

  • Internet access:

Harper College has a limited number of wi-fi hotspots available for a semester-long loan. Request one.

Free or Low-cost internet: Many local internet providers are offering special discounts or low-cost ways to get online. Talk with your local providers to determine the opportunities in your area. You can find your local providers through your city or village, or through a site like inmyarea.com or highspeedinternet.com.

  • Software:

Word, Excel, PowerPoint: students registered for credit courses can download these programs for free on up to five mobile devices, five computers and five tablets. Download it online. Your username is your Harper email address (username@mail.harpercollege.edu) and your password is the same as the one you use to login to your MyHarper portal. If you have trouble logging in, please call the Student Service Desk at 847.925.6866.

  • Graphing Calculators:

We have a limited number of graphing calculators available for semester-long loan. Request one.

Contact Access and Disability Services to begin the process of requesting an accommodation.

Like the rest of campus, the HarperStore is currently closed to the public. You can order your books for class from the HarperStore online and use the free curbside pickup.

Email is the preferred contact method while the HarperStore is closed to the public.

We encourage students to report your positive COVID-19 test or exposure to us. Reporting this information helps us notify your instructors, and helps us connect you with valuable support resources. Your submission also helps us address any potential health and safety issues on campus. This information is not shared publicly, but will be shared with your instructors and our COVID Care Team.


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