Graduation and Commencement


2019 Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to our newest alumni! Welcome to the Harper Alumni Community. Make sure to join the Harper Alumni Network to receive Harper updates and info on alumni events, programming and resources!

Thank you for celebrating with us!

Martha KanterOn Saturday, May 18, 2019 families and friends attended Harper College’s Commencement Ceremony to celebrate the 4,000 students that earned a degree or certificate over the past academic year. More than 750 graduates participated in this year’s ceremony.

This year’s Commencement address was given by Dr. Martha Kanter, who leads the College Promise Campaign, a national initiative to increase college access, affordability, quality, and completion in American higher education, starting in America’s community colleges. The ceremony was held at the outdoor Pavilion located behind Building D on the Harper main campus.

Quick facts about this year’s graduates:

  • 37 degree graduates earned a 4.0 GPA.
  • 316 graduates maintained a GPA between 3.5 – 3.9 (Honors).
  • 275 graduates received the Phi theta Kappa distinction.
  • 29 were named Kappa Beta Delta.
  • Graduates represented 13 international countries.
  • 63 graduates were Veterans.

Harper College has made arrangements with a graduation photography company to photograph you as you are shaking hands with the President and as you exit the stage. The company, Graduation Foto, will contact you regarding graduation pictures. If you do not hear from them within a few weeks after the ceremony, you may contact them at 800.482.0321. There is no obligation to purchase pictures.

Official certification of graduates will start when all grades are final. Diplomas will be mailed to the address on record at Harper approximately 6-8 weeks after the end of the semester.

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