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.
View the Academic Calendar.
Harper College is located at 1200 West Algonquin Road, at the intersection of Algonquin and Roselle roads in Palatine. For on-campus wayfinding, see the Campus Map.
Areas of the campus may be under construction as we implement the Campus Master Plan. Please view the campus map for the status of construction and any detours or changes in access to the campus and our buildings. A list of closures is also available on the Campus Construction site.
Harper College has plans, procedures and resources in place to help detect, prevent and/or respond to potentially threatening situations that may occur. Your understanding of these tools promotes your personal safety and greatly contributes to our commitment to protect our community from danger. Harper's Emergency Procedures and an overview of the Campus Emergency Operations Plan are accessible on the College's website.
The ability to communicate during emergency situations is critical. The Harper Alert system enables the College to send timely notifications by text message, email and/or phone simultaneously to Harper students, employees and registered community members. Learn more about Harper Alert (see the Harper Alert section).
The Harper Early Alert Team, or HEAT, is a multi-disciplinary campus threat assessment and behavioral intervention team that guides the campus community in effectively assessing and addressing threatening and/or concerning behaviors. HEAT strives to assist the campus in intervening before behaviors reach a critical level.
Harper College is committed to providing an environment that is respectful and supportive. If you have a concern that you believe impedes these efforts for you personally, or for a friend or colleague, and want more information, please visit the Report a Concern page.