Academic Calendar

College Calendar

Harper College follows a semester calendar that includes 16-week fall and spring semesters (Final Exams are given during Week 17) and 8-week summer sessions. Not all classes follow a 16-week calendar; 4-week, 6-week, 8-week and 12-week options are a few of the choices that may be available during the fall, spring and summer sessions. Credit classes are generally scheduled Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and no Sunday classes during the spring and fall semesters. The College is closed Saturdays and Sundays during the summer session.

2021-2022

First Semester – Fall 2021 (August 23 to December 17, 2021)

  • Full-time Faculty Report: Tuesday, August 17
  • Semester Begins*: Monday, August 23
  • Labor Day (College Closed): Monday, September 6
  • Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed):  Wednesday-Sunday, November 24 – November 28
  • Final Exam Week**: Monday-Friday, December 13 – 17

** Most classes will have final exams administered this week; however, 8-week sections and other short-term/early-start classes are not included.

Second Semester – Spring 2022 (January 18 to May 20, 2022)

  • Full-time Faculty Report: Wednesday, January 12
  • Martin Luther King Day (College Closed): Monday, January 17
  • Semester Begins*: Tuesday, January 18
  • Lincoln’s Birthday Observed (College Closed): Friday, February 11
  • Professional Development Day (classes not in session): Thursday, March 17
  • Spring Break (classes not in session): Monday-Sunday, March 21 – March 27
  • Classes Resume: Monday, March 28
  • Reading Day (College Closed): Friday, April 15
  • Final Exam Week**: Monday-Friday, May 16 – 20
  • Graduation: Saturday, May 21

** Most classes will have final exams administered this week; however, 8-week sections and other short-term/early-start classes are not included.

Summer Session– Summer 2022 (May 23 to August 12, 2022)

  • Semester Begins*: Monday, May 23
  • Memorial Day (College Closed): Monday, May 30
  • Juneteenth National Freedom Day Observed (College Closed): Monday, June 20
  • Independence Day Observed (College Closed): Monday, July 4

2022-2023
First Semester - Fall 2022 (August 22 to December 16, 2022)

  • Full-time Faculty Report: Tuesday, August 16
  • Semester Begins*: Monday, August 22
  • Labor Day (College Closed): Monday, September 5
  • Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed): Wednesday-Sunday, November 23 - 27
  • Final Exam Week**: Monday-Friday, December 12 - 16

**Most classes will have final exams administered this week; however, 8-week sections and other short-term/early-start classes are not included.

Second Semester - Spring 2023 (January 17 to May 19, 2023)

  • Full-time Faculty Report: Wednesday, January 11
  • Martin Luther King Day (College Closed): Monday, January 16
  • Semester Begins*: Tuesday, January 17
  • Lincoln's Day Observed (College Closed): Monday, February 20
  • Professional Development Day (classes not in session): Thursday, March 23
  • Spring Break (classes not in session): Monday-Sunday, March 27 - April 2
  • Classes Resume: Monday, April 3
  • Reading Day (College Closed): Friday, April 7
  • Final Exam Week**: Monday-Friday, May 15 - 19
  • Graduation: Saturday, May 20

**Most classes will have final exams administered this week; however, 8-week sections and other short-term/early-start classes are not included

Summer Session - Summer 2023 (May 22 to August 11, 2023)

  • Session Begins*: Monday, May 22
  • Memorial Day (College Closed): Monday, May 29
  • Juneteenth National Freedom Day (College Closed): Monday, June 19
  • Independence Day (College Closed): Tuesday, July 4

*Many course offerings begin this week; however, there are also classes starting at a later date. For more information, please refer to the class schedule at harpercollege.edu

College Office Hours

Typical office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For specific office hours, please check www.harpercollege.edu

Last Updated: 10/14/21