Harper College will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 17. Remote instruction will be extended through the first two weeks of the semester. On-campus offices are closed and student services are being provided virtually through January 29. In-person classes and services will resume January 31. The Health and Recreation Center remains open. Learn more

About the Health and Recreation Center (Building M)

Canon Gym

For information on the Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) outpatient care center in Building M, visit:  https://www.nch.org/locations/nch-outpatient-care-center-at-harper-college/

About the Health and Recreation Center

The Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center (Building M) is the hub for campus recreation, fitness and wellness. Key features include a 10,000 square foot fitness center, a six lane pool, numerous fitness programs, campus recreation, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) outpatient care center, and Palatine Park District programming. The Health and recreation center is also home to our Harper Wellness, Harper Hawks Athletics, Kinesiology and Health Education.

Facility Features

  • 135,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility
  • Modern locker rooms 
  • Free daily locker and equipment rentals
  • Complimentary towel service
  • Pro shop
  • Vending machines
  • Facility rentals
  • Harper Hawks Athletics headquarters

Fitness Center

  • 10,000 square foot fitness center
  • 36+ cardio machines with personal viewing screens
  • Rowing machines
  • Life Fitness Synrgy360 multipurpose training hub
  • 18+ Matrix Ultra Series strength training equipment
  • Seven Hammer Strength Olympic weight lifting platforms
  • Free weights
  • Fitness assessment room
  • Fitness center attendants
  • Complimentary sweat towels

Field House

  • Four-court field house
  • Open recreation: basketball, pickle ball, volleyball and badminton
  • Suspended jogging track (1/8 mile)
  • Intramural sports leagues
  • Equipment rentals
  • Court rentals
  • Court monitors

Aquatics Center

  • Six-lane pool (shallow end 4') with deep end (13’ max) 
  • Designated open lap swim times
  • Family swim availability
  • ADA access with two pool lifts
  • Palatine Park District programming
  • Water temp - 80-81 degrees

Fitness Programs

E-Gaming Room 

  • 4 - 70” TV’s
  • 3 -gaming PC's
  • 2 -Play Station 4 consoles
  • 2 -Nintendo Switch consoles
  • Borad game tables
  • Card game tables
  • Ping-pong table
  • Lounge seating 

Facility Closures:

Labor Day: Closed
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Day: Closed
Easter Sunday: Closed
Memorial Day: Closed
Independence Day: Closed 

Adjusted Facility Hours:

Friday after Thanksgiving: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Saturday after Thanksgiving: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Sunday after Thanksgiving: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Day after Christmas: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

New Year's Eve: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sunday after New Year’s Day: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Coronavirus (COVID19) Update

Harper’s COVID -19 Response team continues to monitor data and regional guidance on a weekly basis. The safety of our students, faculty and staff are our only priority. Please continue to check the Harper Advisory web page for updates. For inquiries regarding the Health and Recreation Center closure, please contact Julie Bearden at 847.925.6801 or jbearden@harpercollege.edu. For membership questions please contact Dimitra Zougras at 847.925.6815 or dzougras@harpercollege.edu. Please visit our FAQ page for more information.

Map of Building M, Room  

Contact Us

Campus Recreation
Building M 

1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067

Monday - Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Last Updated: 12/2/21