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. Sign up for our newsletter. 

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.

Annual Holiday Closures

Labor Day: Closed
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Friday after Thanksgiving: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday after Thanksgiving: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday after Thanksgiving: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday after Christmas: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
New Year's Eve: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
New Year’s Day: Closed
Easter Sunday: Closed
Memorial Day: Closed
Independence Day: Closed

Harper Student Access Dates

  • Summer 2022 Term: May 23 – August 21
  • Fall 2022 Term: August 22 – January 15
  • Spring 2023 Term: January 16 - May 21
  • Summer 2023 Term: May 22 - August 20

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 Frank Wawrzyniak at 847.925.6889 or wf29716@harpercollege.edu. Please visit our FAQ page for more information.

Student Engagement 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 4 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Last Updated: 1/25/23