Welcome to Campus Recreation

The Department of Campus Recreation is committed to enriching the quality of life for Harper students and the surrounding community by providing innovative, educational and recreational opportunities and programs. 

The Health and Recreation Center (Building M)

Membership to the Health and Recreation Center is available to Harper students, employees, and the surrounding community. The Health and Recreation Center is a new state-of-the-art 135,000 square foot facility and is managed by the Department of Campus Recreation. 

Facility Closures

  • Pool Closure: August 6 - September 5
    The pool will be closed for annual preventative maintenance beginning
    Saturday, August 6 and will reopen on Tuesday, September 6.
  • Road Closure: August 8 - August 12
    The main entrance to Harper College off of Algonquin Road will be CLOSED starting Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 12. The Health and Recreation Center (Building M) and Parking Lot 1 will be available to patrons by entering the campus off Roselle Road and following Kris Howard Blvd (campus perimeter road). 
  • Health and Recreation Center Closure: August 12 - August 14
    The Health and Recreation Center will be closed for annual maintenance and cleaning beginning Friday, August 12, We will reopen on Monday, August 15. Northwest Community Healthcare will remain open.
  • Health and Recreation Center Closure: September 5
    We will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.


Summer Hours; May 23 to August 21

  • Monday - Thursday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Sunday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Harper Students - We Are Hiring for the Summer and Fall 

Looking for a part time job on campus? The Health and Recreation Center (Building M) is hiring Harper students to fill a variety of positions. Learn more.

Harper Student Access Dates

  • Spring 2022 Term: Extended through August 21
  • Summer 2022 Term: May 23 - August 21
  • Fall 2022 Term: August 22 -  January 16

Our Partners

The Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center (a partnership between Harper College, Northwest Community Healthcare and Palatine Park District) is open. Learn more about Harper’s COVID-19 response on our advisory page. The safety of our students, faculty and staff are our only priority.

For inquiries regarding the Health and Recreation Center, please contact Julie Bearden at 847.925.6801 or jbearden@harpercollege.edu. For membership questions please contact Veronica Tantoco at 847.925.6862 or vtantoco@harpercollege.edu. Please visit our FAQ page for more information.

Student Engagement Virtual Events

Contact Us

Map of Building M, Health and Recreation Center

Campus Recreation
Building M

1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067

Monday thru Thursday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Last Updated: 8/2/22