COVID-19 Student FAQs

September 9, 2020

We will return to campus based on the scientific data and recommendations of federal, state and local authorities. We do not have an estimated return-to-campus date at this time.

No. Campus is only open to students enrolled in an on-campus course and the staff/faculty to support the course. Please do not bring friends or family members so we can limit the number of individuals on campus.

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

Download the Harper College mobile app from the App Store or on Google Play, or on a desktop view the Harper College campus map. The map shows room numbers and locations, so you can get a sense of where your class is. When you arrive on campus, the mobile app version also uses location services so you can see where you are in relation to a room. In addition, we will have employees on campus during the first week of classes to help guide students to their classroom.

No. The only campus facilities that are open are the classrooms used for teaching during the fall 2020 semester. Computer labs are closed. Need a laptop for class? Borrow one today! Harper College has Chromebooks available for students enrolled in the fall 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:

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 or

  • 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 ( 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.

Face masks are required at all times while in buildings, as well as outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained.

Yes. Masks worn at Harper must be two or more layers of breathable fabric, completely cover the nose and mouth, and fit snugly against the sides of the face with no gaps. Gaiters and masks with valves are not acceptable.

If you cannot wear a mask for any reason, you must request accommodation through the Office of the Dean of Students before coming on campus. Medical accommodations require a physician’s note.

We will have extra, disposable masks available at the check-in stations.

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 are not requiring COVID testing before coming to campus. If you are not feeling well or suspect you have COVID, please do NOT come to campus. Contact your teacher right away to make them aware of the situation.

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