Welcome to Campus Recreation

The Health and Recreation Center is Open

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 committed to promoting healthy lifestyle choices in a friendly and inclusive environment.

Facility Hours Effective June 14 (no reservations are required for the fitness center, track and lap swim)

  • Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6 a.m. - 1 p.m
  • Sunday: Closed

Indoor Pool Hours Effective June 14

  • Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

In-Person Group Exercise Classes Effective June 7

Other Open Areas

Harper Student Access dates to the Health and Recreation Center

May 24 - August 22

  • Harper students enrolled in the Summer 2021 term

February 22 - August 22

  • Harper students who attended Harper in 2020
  • Harper students enrolled in Spring 2021 term

The Department of Campus Recreation is committed to enriching the quality of life of Harper students and the surrounding community by providing innovative, educational and recreational opportunities and programs. We are currently offering virtual workouts daily provided by our certified group fitness instructors as we want you to stay healthy and physically fit while practicing social distancing. Check out our schedule by clicking on the blue box below.

Our partners:

Coronavirus (COVID19) Phased Opening

As Illinois continues to relax restrictions, the Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center (a partnership between Harper College, Northwest Community Healthcare and Palatine Park District) has begun a phased reopening plan. Our phased plan includes limited capacities, and modified hours. This will provide us time to monitor the effectiveness of our procedures and make necessary adjustments. We may need to adapt our plans as the situation evolves to help protect the community’s health and safety. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 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 closure, please contact Julie Bearden at 847.925.6801 or jbearden@harpercollege.edu. For membership questions please contact Dimitra Zougras at 847.925.6862 or vtantoco@harpercollege.edu. Please visit our FAQ page for more information.

Student Engagement Virtual Events

Map of Building M, Room  

Contact Us

Campus Recreation
Building M 

1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067

Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed