Graduation and Commencement

Graduation 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020! Celebrate your amazing accomplishment by participating this year's virtual graduation.

REPLAY THE Graduation Livestream


This ceremony celebrates the fall 2019 and spring/summer 2020 graduating students.
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Show us your spirit online with the  Virtual Cap Décor Party! Break out your quarantine crafts by decorating your graduation cap with things you have at home. Start with these tips from the Harper Library Make Shop. Once you're done, share it on social media by tagging @harpercollege or share it with us via email.

Share your thoughts about what graduation means to you, what's next, and who you'd like to thank. Be sure to include fun photo or video! Your graduate profile submission form can be accessed through MyHarper.



Find a graduate and find out what graduation means to them, who they have to thank, and what's next. Say congratulations and wish them good luck. Browse the Class of 2020 list to get started.

Attention alumni, faculty, staff, and community members: Post your congratulations and words of wisdom to the Class of 2020! Messages can include photos, videos and audio clips, so be creative! Please address your message to the entire Class of 2020. Give to the Class of 2020 shout out now

To say congratulations to an individual student, browse the Class of 2020 list and click on the student's name to view their profile and submit your shout out.

Gather your family to replay the ceremony in its entirety on Livestream or on YouTube. Videos of individual segments can be found below.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions. For more information contact us at:

Office of the Registrar
Building A, Room A213
847.925.6500 phone
847.925.6064 fax

Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Message from the Board of Trustees Chair

May 16, 2020

On behalf of the entire Harper College Board of Trustees, I’m pleased to offer our sincere congratulations for a job well done! Your final year has been unlike any other. Your ability to reach this point is a result of your individual determination, resilience and grit. These are qualities that will serve you well as you progress toward your next milestone, whatever that may be.

Student achievement is the Board’s most important consideration. We hear many inspiring stories about individual students and their successes at Harper College. These examples emphasize the student potential that exists here and have made us eager to support student success initiatives. Your success continues the legacy of excellence associated with Harper College.

While this day is uniquely yours, I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the contributions of the faculty and staff to your accomplishments. Their efforts have been extraordinary, particularly during this challenging time, and are greatly appreciated by the Board of Trustees.

Pat Stack, Chair, Board of Trustees   

   Pat Stack, Chair
   Harper College Board of Trustees



Watch the 2020 Commencement Ceremony, available as a six-part video series.

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Eight celebrities offer their words of wisdom and congratulations to the Class of 2020.

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We did this together. We are Harper.

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