Remote Learning Resources for Students
We know that transitioning to off-campus, flexible learning may be difficult for some, but we are committed to your success and helping you complete your courses. The following resources are available to help you learn remotely:
Academic advisors are working remotely to help you with your course questions, academic planning and more. Beginning on May 24, 2021, advisors are also taking limited on campus appointments. Connect with your advisor or make an appointment through your MyHarper Portal or complete our online request.
Access and Disability Services (ADS)
Access and Disability Services is working hard with students and faculty to ensure access to learning materials. Connect with them to review or adjust your accommodations or to begin using ADS services. ADS will begin accepting on campus appointments May 24, 2021.
Get your workout in from the comfort of your home! Join one of the live workouts or participate in virtual events hosted by Campus Recreation.
Chromebooks, Graphing Calculators and Wi-Fi Hotspots
Technology trouble? Let us loan you a Chromebook, graphing calculator or wi-fi hotspot for the semester at no cost to you. Or, contact the Student Service Desk for help with your devices or software.
Many community organizations are providing assistance with child care, health, housing, immigration and more. View our complete list.
Students can meet with a counselor virtually or in person (beginning May 24, 2021) for support services such as stress reduction, motivation, finding balance, and so much more! We also work with community agencies to help students find additional support, as needed. Appointments are free for all currently enrolled students.
We will celebrate student achievement with a virtual celebration in May. Learn more.
HarperStore: Access to Textbooks
The HarperStore is offering curbside pickup of all the textbooks you order for class. Visit the HarperStore for complete details.
Hawks Care Resource Center
Hawks Care Resource Center assists students with basic needs like resources for housing, food, course materials, access to technology and limited financial assistance for the unexpected - all in one place! Having a private conversation with someone who cares will help connect you to the right resources at the right time. Beginning May 24, 2021, appointments are available virtually or on campus for all currently enrolled students. Hawks Care services are free for currently enrolled students.
Internet Access (Home)
Comcast is extending two months of free basic internet service to qualifying customers. Many other cell phone and internet providers are offering special discounts to help people get online. Contact your provider for more information.
Students who receive Federal Pell grants are also eligible for discounted internet service through the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.
Internet Access (Public)
Governor Pritzker's office compiled a map of drive-up, public hotspot locations. Search for a hotspot near you.
Job Placement Resource Center
During this time of economic uncertainty, the Job Placement Resource Center (JPRC) is here to help with resumes, interview skills and finding jobs.
While campus is closed, the Library still has resources to help you with your classes and personal enrichment. Talk with a librarian online, check out ebooks, or use the online databases and resources for your papers and homework. View the list of available resources.
The One Stop is available by phone, email or chat to help you during this period. Beginning May 24, 2021, the One Stop will also have limited on campus appointments available. The One Stop is your resource for questions and connections on campus.
Students can print up to 500 pages free of charge and pick them up using curbside pickup. Learn more.
Software: Free Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
Credit students can download Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point for free on up to five computers, five mobile devices and five tablets. Your username is your Harper email and 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. CE students do not qualify for these services.
Stay connected with Student Involvement! Join a virtual Student Government Association meeting, connect with them during virtual hangouts and online programming.
Student Service Desk
You can reach the Student Service Desk at 847.925.6866. For service desk hours, visit: harpercollege.edu/services/techsupport. Please be patient as the Student Service Desk is managing a high call volume.
The Testing Center continues to offer proctored testing online, including placement testing.
Tips for a Transition to Online Learning
Online courses require just as much, if not more, time and energy as traditional classroom courses. They also require computer skills and learning strategies in order to succeed. View our tips for the transition to online learning.
Protecting Yourself from Scams
During times such as these, scammers may attempt to take advantage of people through phishing scams or the sales of phony products. Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information. Learn more.