Harper Happenings

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

We invite you to get involved and stay connected at Harper College by participating in some of the many offerings that have been planned for you by departments across campus. Scroll down for click on the above for more information.

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Don't Miss This - Upcoming September Events

The Arts at Harper

Build and Maintain Your Well Being

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Fall Into Fitness -- Free Fitness Assessments Well Being Physial icon 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Health and Recreation Center (Building M), Performance Lab

Harper students get a FREE fitness assessment. Fitness assessments include body fat testing, flexibility, muscular endurance, posture and more, and can be used to develop fitness goals, training programs. Click here for additional information and registration link. 

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Zumba with the Provost Well Being Emotional Icon

Thursday, September 29, 2022 

4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. 

Health and Recreation Center, Building M 

Bring on the fun and participate in Zumba led by Dr. MaryAnn Janosik, Provost and certified Zumba instructor. Zumba is a dance-based aerobic workout featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American, Hip Hop and Pop dance. This Zumba workout also features Latin American rhythms as we celebrate LatinX Heritage Month. Click here to read more.

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Bike Share Program Well Being Physial icon

Harper College launched its very own Bike Share Program in Summer 2022. Students who utilize the bicycles on campus receive their first two hours of use for FREE per day if they sign up using their Harper College email. Anything over the 2 hours is $1 per hour. The Bike Share Program bike rack is located near Building D and the Parking Garage (near Kris Howard Dr.). Click here to learn more.

Your Financial Wellness

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Fund Your Future: Financial Aid Trivia Well Being FInancial icon

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 and Wednesday, September 14, 2022 

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Avanté Concourse 

Do you have questions about how to pay for school? We have answers! Stop by, say "Hi," ask some questions, and maybe win a cool prize playing trivia! 

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Building A, 3rd Floor

Become a student aide on campus and save gas commuting to your job!

Increase your chance of getting hired for a student aid position by attending the Student Aide Hiring Expo and meeting on campus with many offices that have open positions!

The benefits of working on campus include; you are already on campus, most offices work around your class schedule, and an on-campus student aid job is a great resume builder! Click here to apply; search "Student Worker."

Click here to access the Harper College Job Placement Resource Center (JPRC) web page.

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Do You Still Need Money for College? Well Being FInancial icon

Scholarship money is available! Check out this list of external scholarship resources to see if you qualify for any of the available scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000:


Click here to access the Financial Aid and Scholarships web page.

Student I.D.'s

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The HarperCard Student I.D. Office is located in Building R, the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Intellectual Icon

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 membershipBox Office discounts and other savings and services. After you have registered for the first time, you can obtain your HarperCard at the 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.

Free Legal Assistance for Harper Students

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Student Engagement offers free, confidential legal guidance for currently enrolled Harper students on general legal matters and immigration issues.

Visit the Student Involvement web page for additional information.


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Personal and confidential virtual appointments with a practicing attorney are available:

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - Meet the Lawyer at Hullabaloo!*
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., by telephone

Personal and confidential appointments with a practicing attorney are available to discuss general legal matters, including automobile accidents, child custody issues, contract disputes, credit card concerns, divorce, landlord/tenant agreements, and other general legal concerns. Appointments available by telephone, or Webex meeting. Email Student Engagement at stuinv@harpercollege.edu or call 847.925.6242.

*Personal appointments will not be available at Hullabaloo.

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Confidential  —  기밀의  —  poufny — confidencial

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - Meet the Lawyer at Hullabaloo!*
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., by telephone

Free, confidential, virtual assistance with immigration issues is available 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.

*Personal appointments will not be available at Hullabaloo.

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

Student Clubs and Organizations

Harper Hawks Athletics

More Ways to Stay Connected: Student Email and Social Media

Public Transportation

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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).

Click here to link to the Pace Bus Route 697 schedule.

Click here for Pace Bus fare information.

Click here to access the Ventra Chicago home web page.

Click here for the Pace Bus home web page.

Click here to access the Harper College campus map.

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 dat

Last Updated: 9/14/22