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Don't Miss This - Upcoming Events at Harper College
Student Veterans Association Toy Drive
Ongoing through Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Center for Student Veterans and Military Connected Students
Building A, Room A137a
Participate in the 2nd Annual Student Veterans Association toy drive for Toys for
Tots by bringing a new, unwrapped toy or book(s) to the Center for Student Veterans
and Military Connected Students, Building A, 1st Floor, Room A137a, through Tuesday,
December 12, 2023. Contact the Center for additional campus collection locations by
LEAD Harper Student Leadership Series
Friday, December 1, 2023
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location provided upon registration; r egistration closes November 21, 2023
Lead - Explore - Accomplish - Discover with LEAD Harper, a student leadership series designed to help you land your dream job, presented
by content experts. For the 2023-2024 school year LEAD Harper will focus on the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ identified eight
skills needed for future career success. The series will help students build leadership
skills for use at Harper and become a great addition resumes and scholarship letters.
Pre-registration is required for this full-day conference sponsored by Student Engagement.
Location is off campus and will be provided upon registration. Contact email@example.com
by November 21, 2023 for more information.
Click here for Spring 2024 meeting dates and location.
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Center for Student Veterans and Military Connected Students, Building A, Room A137a
Harper College student veterans and military connected students are encouraged to
attend this one stop pop-up event to ease the challenges of using educational benefits.
The event will help ensure compliance with, maximization of, and avoidance of making
choices that do not align with the stipulations of benefits, while bringing multiple
campus department together to one place, at one time, to ease your Spring 2024 registration
process before the end of fall semester.
Representives from the following will be in attendance: Department of Veteran Affairs
(Community Outreach), Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL), VA Disability
Claims Representative (to be confirmed), Harper College Academic Advising, Access
and Disability Services, Financial Aid, the College Foundation, the Student Veteran
Association, Harper Wellness, the Hawks Care Resource Center, the Registrar's Office,
the University Center, and Student Engagement.
The Arts at Harper College
Art Exhibit: Angela Piehl: Collaged Ecologies
through Thursday, December 7, 2023
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Art Exhibition Space, Building C, Room C200
Working with images mined from lush print media, Angela Piehl creates intricate collages,
abstract paintings, and drawings. Her densely layered compositions pose questions
to the viewer about nature, beauty, society, consumerism, and gender norms.
Piehl has exhibited her work and lectured nationally and internationally. She is based
in Milwaukee where she is Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Read more at angelapiehl.com.
Click here for more information or contact Jason Peot, Gallery Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
December Musical Performances
Immerse yourself in the captivating sounds and visuals with upcoming performances
by talented Harper College ensembles, faculty, students, and guest artists. Start times, locations, and ticket requirements vary; detail and ticket link are listed
Flute Ensemble, Friday, December 1, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center
Festival Chorus, Sunday, December 3, 2023, 3 p.m., Performing Arts Center
Steel Band, Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center
Wind Symphony and Chamber Winds, Thursday, December 7, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center
Concert Choir and SPECTRA, Friday, December 8, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center
Piano Ensemble, Saturday, December 9, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center
Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, Sunday, December 10, 2023, 3 p.m., Performing Arts Center
Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band, Monday, December 11, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center
Back Porch Review, Saturday, December 16, 2023, 3 p.m., Performing Arts Center
World Music Ensemble, Sunday, December 17, 2023, 3 p.m., Performing Arts Center
Visit the Harper College Box Office web page for tickets or call 847.925.6100
Crimes of the Heart Auditions
Monday, December 4, 2023 and Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Callback audition on Thursday, December 7, 2023
7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Drama Lab, Building L, Room L109
In Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news
of their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny,
the oldest, is facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, is back
home after a failed singing career; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after
having shot her husband. Under the scorching heat of the Mississippi sun, past resentments
bubble to the surface as each sister must come to terms with the consequences of her
own “crimes of the heart.”
Seeking actors of all ethnicities, physical abilities, sizes, and gender identities
are encouraged to audition. Actors need to prepare one comedic monologue (3 to 5 minutes).
Please bring a headshot and resume.
Crimes of the Heart,by Beth Henley, directed by Kevin Long, is a Harper College student production. You
must be a registered Harper student, or recent Harper graduate, to audition. Click here to reserve your audition time or email email@example.com
March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17, 2024 in the Drama Lab Theatre, Building L, Room L109. Playwright Beth Henley will be in residence at Harper College during the second week
of the run: March 15, 16, and 17, 2024.
Build and Maintain Your Well Being
Free Flu Shots for Harper Students
Ongoing to December 31, 2023, while supplies last
With any fall season it also means it’s flu season! While getting your COVID vaccination
is important, it’s equally important to receive your flu vaccine every year to help
reduce flu-related illness and hospitalizations in your communities.
Harper College students can receive a free flu shot from Northwest Community Healthcare.
Stop by the Health and Recreation Center, Building M (front desk) to pick up your
free flu shot voucher. Shots issued at the Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Harper
College location in Building M. V oucher and official Harper College student ID are required. Students are only able to redeem their free flu shot voucher at the Harper College
NCH location. The vouchers are not accepted at any other NCH location. Drop-ins are welcome, no appointment necessary. However, students can call to schedule
an appointment at 847.618.1000. V ouchers must be redeemed by December 31, 2023, while supplies last.
Click here for information about the Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) Care Center at Harper
Questions? Contact Harper Wellness at firstname.lastname@example.org
Intramural Basketball League
Ongoing through Wednesday, December 6, 2023
12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Health and Recreation Center Fieldhouse
The Campus Recreation is proud to host an intramural basketball league, offering an
engaging and enjoyable experience for participants who want to embrace the excitement
of basketball in a friendly and casual environment. Registration is encouraged. Must
be eighteen years or older with a valid I.D. Nonmembers may purchase a single-entry
pass on the day of the event. Click here for more information about intramurals at Harper College.
The Ride | The Rhythm | The Rush
Ongoing through Thursday, December 14, 2023
Times vary ( click here for full schedule)
Health and Recreation Center, Building M, Cycling Studio, Room M1008
Each 55-Minute Themed Rhythm Ride unites cycling to amazing music for a workout that
will lift your spirit, tone your body, burn calories in a low impact workout. These
themed rides will be based on artists (Swifty Ride, Bad Bunny Ride) or music genres
(Pop, Hip Hop, Indie, etc.) Bring a water bottle and arrive early to set up for the
ride of your life. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Building D, Rotunda
Monday, December 11, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Avanté Concourse
Stop by for a quick study break and to grab a snack! Refueling your body while studying
can help improve concentration and ability to retain information. Pick up a grab-and-go
snack for all of your studying needs.
Lunch N' Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Stress and How You Can Finally Relax
Thursday, December 7, 2023
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Health and Recreation Center, Building M, Room M2008
During this interactive, informative, and relaxing one-hour session, participants
will learn about the numerous causes of stress in their lives, the negative effects
long-term stress has on their bodies, minds, and emotions, and methods to control
how they respond to difficult situations.
A variety of relaxation techniques will be presented and practiced. Lunch provided. Click here to register for this event.
Comfort and Therapy Dogs
Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Building D, Room D204
Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Library, Building F, 1st Floor
Stop by to take a break and destress with a furry and fun visiting dog.
The Harper College Health and Recreation Center
The Harper College Health and Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art 135,000 square
featuring a 10,000 square foot fitness center, a six lane pool, numerous fitness
programs, campus recreation, and more. We offer winter break visiting student memberships, recent grad memberships, a winter
break group exercise schedule, fitness center orientations, free group exercise classes,
personal training, and more.
Winter Break Visiting Student Memberships
Saturday, December 16, 2023, to Monday, January 15, 2024
Health and Recreation Center, Building M
Have friends or siblings visiting from college over winter break? We offer a Visiting
Student membership to the Health and Recreation Center. Must be 18 years or older
with a valid ID. Click here for more information.
Winter Break Group Exercise Schedule
Monday, December 18, 2023, to Friday, January 13, 2024
Health and Recreation Center, Building M, Group Exercise Studios
Participate in a free drop-in group exercise class over winter break. Winter break
group exercise classes will begin on Monday, December 18 and end on Saturday, January
13. Formats include Zumba, Yoga, Rhythm Rides, Functional Strength and more. Click here for more information.
Recent Grad Free 3-Month Memberships
Health and Recreation Center, Building M
Harper Students! Are you graduating in December? Students who graduate from Harper
College are eligible for a FREE three-month membership. Memberships must be activated
within 90 days of graduation. Click here for more information.
Fitness Center Orientations
Health and Recreation Center, Building M, Fitness Center
Feeling a bit intimidated in the fitness center at the Health and Recreation Center?
Not sure how the equipment works? Fitness center orientations are free to Harper students
and are perfect for anyone who is new to working out, or for anyone who wants to learn
how to use the fitness equipment. Click here for more information.
Free Group Exercise Classes
Health and Recreation Center, Building M, Group Exercise Studios
Participate in group exercise classes for free when you activate your FREE membership.
All group exercise classes are led by our certified fitness instructors and are sure
to improve your overall fitness and relieve stress. Formats include Yoga, Pilates,
Total Body Barre, Zumba, Functional Strength, Spin and more. Click here for more information.
Hire a Personal Trainer
Health and Recreation Center, Building M, Fitness Center
Our certified personal trainers will help you achieve your fitness goals and get results!
Our goal is to provide you with safe, effective, science-based programming along with
exceptional service and continuous support. Click here for more information.
Your Financial Well Being
When life happens, and you need help. Has your financial situation significantly changed since you completed
the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with your 2021 income
information? When you have your 2023 tax information, click here to schedule an appointment to talk to a financial aid specialist about your situation. We will guide you through the next steps and the required documentation.
Student Loan Repayment
Federal student loan repayment begins. Check out these important steps to be prepared,
including contacting your loan servicer to see what you are required to do. We are here to help if you have questions. https://www.harpercollege.edu/registration/financialaid/student-loan-debt-relief.php
Click here for more information.
The 2024-2025 FAFSA is Delayed
The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available for
students and families by December 31, 2023 (per the U.S. Department of Education).
Click here to open the Harper College Financial Aid and Scholarships web page.
All About Automobile Insurance
Ever wondered what goes into car insurance? Or why is this expense important? Napkin
Finance is an online information site that simplifies money issues by providing easy
to undertand answers to financial questions. Check out this Napkin Finance web page
that has answers to your questions about automobile insurance! Click here for more information.
Prepare for E-filing Your Income Taxes
Employers will soon be sending out W2 forms to individuals to file their 2023 income
taxes. If you're thinking about filing your taxes online, check out this Napkin Finance
web page for valuable information on how to prepare to e-file your taxes! Click here for more information.
Free Legal Assistance for Harper Students
Free Immigration Legal Assistance
Student Engagement sponsors free immigration legal assistance for currently enrolled
Harper College credit students in English, Korean, Polish or Spanish.
Confidential — 기밀의 — poufny — confidencial
Thursday, December 7, 2023
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Student Engagement, Building A, Room A336
Email Student Engagement to schedule an appointment at email@example.com or call 847.925.6242.
Click here for a series of informational videos on immigration legal issues.
Public Transportation and the Lyft Pass Program
Harper College Lyft Pass Program
The Harper College Lyft Pass Program offers discounted rides for most Harper students.
Receive $10 off eight rides per month. Rides must begin or end at either the Harper
College campus in Palatine or the Harper College Learning and Career Center in Prospect
Heights. Valid on standard Lyft rides only.
Harper College students who are enrolled in credit-classes, adult education classes,
English as a second language classes, apprenticeship programs and dual credit classes
are eligible to participate. The program is not currently available for students enrolled
in community education courses.
Click here for additional information and registration details.
Pace Bus Route 697 Serves Harper College
Pace Bus Route 697 now serves Harper College. This fixed route provides weekday service from Pace's
Northwest Transportation Center in Schaumburg to Harper College in Palatine. The bus
stop on campus is located on Barbara Barton Drive near Parking Lot 2A, and the Performing
Arts Center (Building R).
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More Ways to Stay Connected
Join a Student Club or Organization
Club membership builds lasting friendships, helps you find a study partner, improves
your scholarship letter, and enhances your resume while providing a relaxing and fun
opportunity to connect with other students who have similar interests and goals. More
than 50 student clubs and organizations were active in spring 2023.
Whether in-person, remote, or hybrid, join a student club or organization and meet
other students to get involved and stay connected at Harper College.
Click here to visit club web pages.
Stay Connected with Social Media and More
Harper College and many College departments host social media accounts to help you
get involved and stay connected this semester. Stay tuned by checking in regularly
for the latest information and details on upcoming events, activities, and services
for Harper College students.
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.
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Your HarperCard Student I.D.
Your Harper Student Photo I.D. card, known as your
HarperCard, can give you campus benefits like access to the College's library and computer labs.
The HarperCard can also entitle you to a fitness center membership, Box Office discounts and other savings and services. After you have registered for the first time, you can obtain your at the HarperCard Harper College Box Office in the Performing Arts Center (PAC), Building R. A photo I.D., such as a driver's
license or passport, and proof of Harper College registration is required. Cards are
valid for three years from the date of issue.
Hawks Care Resource Center
Visit the New Hawks Care Resource Center in Building D
Building D, Room D204
Click here for hours of operation
The Hawks Care Student Resource Center is here to help Harper students connect to campus and community resources and to meet basic needs, so students
can focus on achieving their academic goals. Whether looking for food pantries, local
housing programs, or help finding other community resources for medical and mental
health care, Hawks Care can help. Click here for details, resources, and contact information.
Counseling Services and Welltrack
Counseling Services provides support to Harper students across three main areas: career, personal, and educational counseling . Whether you need help fine-tuning your goals, tips for motivation, stress relief,
conquering fears about college life, or improving your success habits, we can help.
Free services are offered individually, in workshop, and small group formats.
Call 847.925.6393 to request an appointment or click here.
Welltrack Boost 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. This free service is confidential, anonymous, and secure. Click here or call Counseling Services at 847.925.6393 for more information.
Dining at Harper
On-Campus Dining and Featured Menu Items
Grab a bite or beverage on campus at t he Cockrell Dining Hall in Building A, Starbucks in Building D, or Subway in Avanté . Cli ck her e f or hours of oper ation and ch eck back for featured menu items. Cash, credit c ard, and SoGo cards acce pted.
Harper Hawks Athletics
Attend a Harper Hawks Home Game
Become a Harper Hawk athlete or support your Harper Hawks teams by cheering on a victory
at a home game. Harper Hawks teams consist of men's; baseball, basketball, cross country,
soccer, track and field, and wrestling. Co-ed: Esports. Womens teams; basketball,
cross country, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball.
Click here to read more, including recruiting information, results, and for full schedules.
Resources: visit our websites for additional information and services
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847.925.6791
at least two weeks in advance of the event date.