Harper College will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Enhance your experience at Harper College virtually by participating in some of the many offerings that have been planned for you by departments across campus; from free activities, performances and speakers, services, and club meetings, to virtual workouts and intramural events, we encourage you to get involved and stay connected at Harper this semester.

Follow us on Instagram!   @harperstudentinvolvement    @harper_wellness    @harpercampusrec

Individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation or who have questions about physical access may email ads@harpercollege.edu or call 847.925.6791 at least two weeks in advance of the event date.

Stalking Awareness Month logoJanuary is National Stalking Awareness Month

January 2021 serves as the 17th annual National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking.

According to the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center, an estimated 6-7.5 million people are stalked in a one-year period in the United States.

The majority of stalking victims are stalked by someone they know. People aged 18-24 have the highest rate of stalking victimization. Stalkers use many tactics including: approaching the victim or showing up in places when the victim didn’t want them to be there... for more information, please visit: https://www.stalkingawareness.org/

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WellTrack is a Free Resource that is Available to all Harper students

WellTrack is a self-guided and interactive way to manage your mental well-being. It is an online tool designed to help you understand your feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression. WellTrack is confidential, anonymous, and secure. To register for an account, download the WellTrack app on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and register using your Harper email address. Students can also access the web version of WellTrack by going to harper.welltrack.com and signing in.

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cyberpsyc.welltrackapp&hl=en_CA

Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/welltrack-interactive-self-help-therapy/id1249494293

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition

Every year, on the third Monday of January, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed to honor his birthday and contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.

This federal holiday is known as “A day on, not a day off” where people are encouraged to contribute to their communities.

On January 20 at 9 a.m., we invite you to view a pre-recorded message from fellow Harper staff, faculty, and students on what MLK Day means to them. Join us as we reflect and share your message of what MLK means to you and how you would finish Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous line of “I have a dream that one day...”

The video can be  viewed at http://bit.ly/Harper_MLK.

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Community Pulse: Student Check-In

All Harper students are invited to participate in this open discussion. Drop-in to make connections, and discuss current challenges occurring in internal and external environments. This non-agenda event will provide a safe space for learning, imploring empathy, and provide resources as needed. Thursdays at 1 p.m. when classes are in session, beginning Thursday, January 21, 2021. Click on the below link to join a session.

Community Pulse: Student Check-In  

Upcoming Events - Click on the below for additional information and links

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Mask Madness

Monday, January 4 to Friday, February 19, 2021

Who wore it best? Campus Recreation invites you to play the Mask Madness Bracket Challenge Game.

Simply submit a photo of your best face mask, enter the Mask Madness Bracket Challenge and vote on mask submissions @harpercaompusrec on Instagram to win a Harper Campus Rec Intramural T-shirt. 

Click here for more information and to submit your photo.

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Plank it Out

Monday, January 25 to Friday, January 29, 2021

Post a picture or video of yourself in the plank of the day on Instagram and Facebook @HarperCampusRec

Register and receive a Campus Rec shaker bottle. Win a $25 Amazon gift card in random drawing.

Registration opens Monday, January 11 and ends Sunday, January 24.

Click here for registration and social media links.

Free Daily Virtual Workouts available at https://www.harpercollege.edu/campusrec

Photo of resumeFeeling overwhelmed with work and school?  

Use these timely tips for time management:


The Job Placement Resource Center (JPRC) offers free job preparation assistance to enrolled students and alumni. You Matter…We Care. https://www.harpercollege.edu/jprc/index.php

Male student studyingLearn to End your Impediments to Successful Learning

According to the National College Health Assessment, 21.9% of Harper students mentioned that ongoing or chronic medical conditions are a top impediment to learning. Did you know that if you are living with an ongoing or chronic medical condition you may be eligible to request additional support services or accommodations for your classes through Access and Disability Services at Harper College?

You can email ads@harpercollege.edu to meet with an Access Advocate to discuss your needs.

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The Library Building is Closed, but Online Services are Open

Visit the library page for information on resources and services that are available during remote learning, including curbside services, live chat with a librarian and technology requests. 



Gavel photo with legal pad and Legal Guidance textFree Legal Services

Student Involvement sponsors free legal guidance for currently enrolled Harper students.

Schedule an appointment with Student Involvement to meet with a practicing attorney by telephone to confidentially discuss general legal matters. 

Contact an immigration expert directly by email or telephone to discuss immigration issues in English, Korean, Polish, and Spanish.

General Legal Matters

Personal and confidential telephone appointments with a practicing attorney can be scheduled to discuss general legal matters including auto accidents and traffic matters, contracts, credit card matters, divorce and custody issues, expungement, landlord-tenant agreements and other general legal matters.

Check the Events Calendar for available appointment dates and email studentinvolvement@harpercollege.edu to schedule your appointment. Please include your Harper Student I.D. number in your email.

Immigration Legal Services

Email and telephone appointments are available in English, Korean, Polish, and Spanish.

Contact Lia H. Kim-Yi, Director of Immigration Law Practice

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic



Please mention that you are a Harper student.

Hawk Talk logo with Instagram logoHawk Talk

Hawk Talk is a virtual Instagram show for Harper students featuring information on College programs, services, events and activities; presented by Student Engagement staff. New content airs every Tuesday at 12 p.m. on Student Engagement social media. Follow us for regular updates and links to upcoming events. Get involved - stay connected at Harper College with Hawk Talk!

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Student Virtual Clubs

More than 35 clubs are meeting remotely this fall. Click here for a full list of active clubs and advisor contact information: https://www.harpercollege.edu/services/involvement/clubs/index.php


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Student Email and Communications

Remember to visit your student portal and check your student email for important dates and information.



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Connect with us on Social Media




Get Involved – Stay Connected at Harper College. You are invited to visit the below College Social Media:


Harper College Social Media

@harpercollege on Instagram

Also connect with us on YouTube and Twitter



@harperhawks on Instagram 


Campus Recreation

@harpercampusrec on Instagram

Also connect with us on Facebook


Harper Wellness

@harper_wellness on Instagram

Also connect with us on YouTube and TikTok!


Job Placement Resource Center

@harper_jprc on Instagram



@harpercollegelibrary on Instagram


Student Involvement

@harperstudentinvolvement on Instagram

Also connect with us on Facebook


Veterans Center

@harpercollegesva on Instagram

Details correct at time of publication. Please check the EVENTS CALENDAR at harpercollege.edu or social media for the most up-to-date information and registration links.

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