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Click on the above icons or scroll down for information and links to virtual activities, events and programs for Harper College students.

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 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

Recognition Month Activities

Pride Month Graphic with circle flagsJune is Pride Month

PRIDE (Personal Rights in Defense and Education) Month recognizes the contributions of, and equal opportunity for, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Americans.  Expand for links to learn more and read about ways you can get involved this June and all throughout the year.


Connect with Harper College Pride Club

Library of Congress Information About Pride Month

Library of Congress Pride Month Reference Materials

Mashable - Show Your Support for the LGBTQ Community

People Magazine Pride Month Explained

Don't Miss This! Upcoming Summer Events

Pride Fest 2021`

Harper College Pride Fest 2021

Friday, June 25, 2021

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Check in begins at 1:30pm

In honor of Pride Month in June, the Student Engagement team is excited to offer this physically distanced, on campus, outdoor event for the Harper Community. Join us in a Pride Walk on Harper's main campus followed by a Zumba class at the outdoor pavilion!  Click here to learn more.  Pre-registration is required. Click here to register  and for more information. All participants who register prior to June 7 will receive a free T-shirt. Space is limited. 

Halk Talk Rainbow Brick`Hawk Talk on Instagram

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 weekly, when classes are in session, on Student Engagement social media. Follow us for regular updates and links to upcoming events. Get involved, and stay connected at Harper College with Hawk Talk! 

Week of June 7 Study Tips for Accelerated Summer Courses @harper_wellness
Week of June 14 Juneteenth @harperstudentinvolvement
Week of June 21 How to be an effective ally for the LGBTQIA Community (week of Harper Pride Fest) @harperstudentinvolvement
Week of June 28 The Harper College Foundation @harperstudentinvolvement


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Brain Boost  

Thursday, June 3, June 17, July 1 and July 15

11:00am to 11:45am

Brain Boost utilizes the Wits Workout program developed by University of Illinois Extension educators. This brain-health program provides participants an opportunity to engage and exercise their intellectual and social skills through brain puzzles and interaction.  Brain Boost is sponsored by the Harper College Library.  Please contact Christine Kuffel 847.925.6859 or Melissa Merlos 847.925.6170 with any questions.  Library summer events. 

Bring Your Own Book

Bring Your Own Book (BYOB)  

Friday, June 11 and Friday, July 9, 2021

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Unlike most book clubs where everyone reads the same title, in BYOB you pick the book you want to read and share. BYOB meets once a month to talk about books, old and new, and share reading recommendations. This is a great chance to learn about titles and genres you might not otherwise consider. Whether you’re eager to chat up a new favorite, or just want to listen to the conversation, all are welcome to join! Each session will start with a special guest booklover sharing their tips. Looking for book suggestions? Email Christine at ckuffel@harpercollege.edu

Click here to attend the June BYOB event.

Click here to attend the July BYOB event.


Wellness Wednesday Workouts by the Water - Yoga

Wellness Wednesday Workouts by the Water

July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2021

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Please join Campus Recreation each Wednesday in July at the outdoor pavilion for Wellness Wednesday Workouts by the Water. Each week will bring a different workout and no equipment is needed. Registration is required. Click here to register. Click here for more information.

July 7 Yoga with Cat
July 14 Breathe, Balance and Stretch with Cindy
July 21 Zumba with Jenn
July 28 HIIT with Beth
Summer Movie: Shrek

Free Movie on the Lawn featuring Shrek

Saturday, July 10, 2021 

Seating begins at 7:00pm. Film begins at dusk - approximately 8:00pm.

Enjoy a family-friendly free film on the beautiful Harper College campus grounds with this safely distanced outdoor event. Admission is free! Pre-registration required. Limited seating. Please call the Harper Box Office at 847.925.6100 to reserve individual or group spots. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Alcohol, kegs, umbrellas, and tents not permitted. Harper College is a smoke-free campus. Masks are required to use indoor restrooms.

Build and Maintain Your Well Being

Virtual Workouts GraphicCampus Recreation Virtual Workouts

Campus Recreation wants you to stay healthy and fit while practicing physical distancing. Exercise releases endorphins, which create feelings of happiness. Studies have shown that exercise can help boost your mood, improve your sleep and even alleviate symptoms of depression. Now more than ever, we need to find ways to cope. https://www.harpercollege.edu/campusrec/group-exercise/virtual.php

Graphic of a Spin classCampus Recreation In-Person Group Exercise Classes

Campus Recreation is now offering in-person group exercise classes free to Harper Students and Health and Recreation Center members. All workouts are led by our certified fitness instructors and are sure to improve overall fitness and relieve stress. Formats include Yoga, HIIT, Zumba, Strength, Spin and more. Learn more. https://www.harpercollege.edu/campusrec/group-exercise/index.php 


Haven't gotten your COVID-19 Vaccine Yet? 

Did you know that as of May 12, 2021 any U.S. resident ages 12 and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This is our shot to help protect ourselves and community from COVID-19 Visit https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq  for more information   

Summer Sun Safety

Summer Sun Safety Tips 

As the summer months continue to heat up, make certain you're incorporating sun safety into your activities. According to the CDC, most skin cancers are caused by too much UV light. However, there are many ways to protect yourself from the sun: -Find some shade! Keep yourself out of the sun by finding a tree or umbrella to sit under -Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes -Consider wearing long sleeves or a hat if you plan to be outside for long periods of time -Lather up with some sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays! Shoot for sunscreen with at least 15 SPF or higher and reapply every two hours or after any water activities, sweating or using a towel. For more sun safety tips, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/sun-safety.htm  

Student Insurance

Student Insurance Plans for the 2020/2021 Academic Year

The enrollment deadline for Marketplace Insurance plans is Sunday, August 15, 2021. Whether you’ve recently experienced life changes that have altered your insurance plan, need insurance for your certificate or program of study at Harper or just simply want to learn more about the various options available to you, explore and learn more at https://harper.studentbenefitplans.com The enrollment process is administered by Benefit Partners Group. They are pleased to offer a dedicated student support team to assist you with any enrollment questions or concerns. You can reach toll-free live support between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 877.247.8817.  

Free Legal Assistance for Harper Students

Legal GuidanceFree Legal Assistance for Harper Summer Students

Immigration legal assistance is available during the summer by remote appointment and general legal guidance virtual appointments will resume in the fall. The Center for Student Involvement has posted informational videos on general legal matters and immigration legal assistance. Expand for information on scheduling remote assistance with immigration legal issues or for link to videos.  Student Involvment web page

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Immigration Legal Assistance Virtual Appointments

Confidential  —  기밀의  —  poufny — confidencial

For confidential, virtual assistance with immigration issues in English, Korean, Polish or Spanish, email Lia H. Kim-Yi, Director of Immigration Law Practice at the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic: LKimYi@nslegalaid.org or call 847.737.4042.

Click here for a series of informational videos on immigration legal issues.


Gavel on gold backgroundFree Legal Guidance

This program will return in the fall of 2021. Please email stuinv@harpercollege.edu.



Clubs and Organizations

Virtual Club Meeting

Student Clubs and Organizations

Club meetings are not held during summer months, but you are welcome to use this link to read about active clubs during the fall and spring semesters, or contact a club advisor any time throughout the year, as planning often begins before the beginning of fall semester.

Student I.D.'s

I.D. Cards

HarperCard – Student I.D.

Your Harper Student Photo I.D. card is known as your HarperCard.

All students are required to have a HarperCard to visit campus. If you have a class that meets on campus, please plan ahead to request and receive your student I.D. card, before visiting campus.  Click here for information, and to complete a form to request your student I.D.

Student Email and Communications

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Stay Connected with Email and More

Remember to visit your Harper College student portal, check your student email regularly for important dates and information, and click here to link to the Harper College Student Engagement Events Calendar. Harper College also has an Emergency Messaging System. Use this link for information and to register to receive alerts.

Social Media LogosConnect with Harper College on Social Media

Harper College and many departments host social media accounts to help you get involved and stay connected with Harper. Stay tuned by checking in regularly for the latest information and details on upcoming events, activities and services for Harper College students.


Harper College Social Media @harpercollege on Instagram. Also connect with us on YouTube and Twitter

Athletics @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

Library @harpercollegelibrary on Instagram

Student Involvement @harperstudentinvolvement on Instagram. Also connect with us on Facebook

Veterans Center @harpercollegesva on Instagram


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All members of the Harper College community, including students, employees, guests, and visitors, have the right to be free from gender-based or sexual misconduct in their educational pursuits at Harper.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681, et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F. R. Part 106 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded program or activity. In compliance with Title IX, William Rainey Harper College prohibits sex discrimination, inclusive of sexual harassment and sexual assault, towards any person regardless of sex, gender, or gender identity. 

Click here to open the Harper College Title IX web page, to review your rights and options, and to report a violation.

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.