Harper Happenings


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 Events

Sexual Assault Awareness Month with teal ribbonApril is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tune in to Hawk Talk on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 @harper_wellness on Instagram, and scroll down for additional events, to learn how we can all work toward becoming upstanders, rather than bystanders in order to help create more safe and inclusive environments for everyone. Click here for the Harper Wellness resources page. 

Don't Miss This! Upcoming April Events


Halk Talk Big LogoHawk 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 every Tuesday at 12 p.m., 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! 

Thursday, April 1:
Special Thursday Edition: Meet Your Student Trustee Candidates
Tuesday, April 6: Sexual Assault Awareness Month   @harper_wellness
Tuesday, April 13: Entering the Workforce, Resumes and Interviewing Best Practices    @harperstudentinvolvement
Tuesday, April 20: Earth Day, Sustainability and Upcycling    @harperstudentinvolvement
Tuesday, April 27: Talking with Community Partner and Domestic Violence Service Provider WINGS, Inc.   @harperstudentinvolvement

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Vote for Your Harper College Student Trustee on Your Student Portal

April 5, 2021 through April 7, 2021

The Student Trustee elected is by the student body for a one-year term and has an advisory vote on the College Board of Trustees. The Student Trustee election opens at 12:01am on Monday, April 5, 2021 and closes on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:59pm on your student portal. Click here to learn about the role of Student Trustee and to read candidate statements. Click here to log in to your student portal and vote for your Student Trustee.

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Destigmatizing Law School 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 

12 to 1 p.m.  

Get advice from current students at law schools around the country that identify as neurodiverse and receive academic accommodation. Click here to attend.

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The Hook Up: a Facilitated Discussion on Hook-up Culture

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

3 to 4 p.m.

In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Harper is offering some virtual opportunities to spread awareness and build skills for the Harper community with the goal of creating a more safe and inclusive campus culture and community. Hooking up can often sound like harmless fun, but it can also be a cover for some very unhealthy behaviors. This engaging discussion pulls back the covers on hooking up, clarifying when it’s actually sexual violence and how bystanders can protect potential victims from predators. Click here to attend.

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National Alcohol Screening Day

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Did you know?  

According to the Spring 2020 National College Health Assessment, 63.9% of Harper students chose not to consume alcohol in the last two weeks, which means, many Harper students choose not to drink alcohol. However, if you do choose to drink, or might be concerned about someone who does choose to drink, AlcoholScreening.org helps individuals assess their own alcohol drinking patterns to determine if it is likely to be harming their health or increasing their risk for future harm. By answering a few questions, AlcoholScreening.org can offer you information about safe guidelines for drinking and your currently level of risk for potential harm to your health and well-being.  

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Computerized Cutting Machine Demonstration on Instagram Live @harpercollegelibrary 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 

4 to 5 p.m.  

Watch a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) cutting machine demonstration live on the library's Instagram @harpercollegelibrary. Contact Kristin Allen @ kallen@harpercollege.edu for details. 

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Adult Learner Information Session

Wednesday, April 7, 2021  

6 to 7 p.m. 

Meet with an Admissions Outreach representative to learn how to get started, how to have a successful college experience, and how to achieve your educational goals.  A financial aid expert will be available to ask your questions. Go to harpercollege.edu and search for Adult Information Sessions or click here for available sessions.   

Person holding sign that reads Statewide Virtual Career FairIllinois Community Colleges Virtual Job Fair 

Friday, April 9, 2021 

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Register at https://tinyurl.com/YourFutureNow21 to access appointments with employers from many areas. Questions? Contact the Job Placement Resource Center (JPRC) at 847.925.6400 or email jprc@harpercollege.edu

Alternative Application for Financial Aid

How to Complete the 2021-2022 Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid 

Live Virtual Session in English and Spanish 

Saturday, April 10, 2021 

10 to 11 a.m.  

Do you need help completing the 2021-2022 Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid? This form is used by eligible undocumented students and transgender students to apply for state financial aid. Bring your questions and our panel of experts will provide the answers. Click here to register for this event.

Summer Fit text with photo of bicycle on dirt trailSummer Fit: A Six-Week Online Training Program

Begins week of April 12, 2021

Our six-week program is a great way to get results while training anywhere, anytime. Includes a pre and post self-administered fitness assessment, and three easy to follow strength, and flexibility workouts weekly.  Click here to register.

Click here for Campus Recreation daily, live virtual workout schedule.

Diabetes Support Network Meeting

Diabetes Support Network Meeting

Thursday, April 15 

1 to 2 p.m.  

 Living with, and managing, diabetes is not always an easy task for many individuals. Rather than feeling alone during your journey with diabetes and/or supporting those with diabetes, Harper College has formed a network to allow individuals from Harper who are living with diabetes (or are helping someone manage their own diabetes) to come together to share their stories, experiences and resources. The group will be led and managed by a registered dietitian, Mia Greco, MSNW, MPH, RD, LDN and Adjunct Faculty/Clinical Supervisor in the Nutrition Department at Harper College. The group meets monthly. Attendance at all of the meetings is not required. Click here to attend.

Scholarship Chalk TextScholarships for All - Live Session on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

3 to 4 p.m.

Learn more about a variety of scholarships available to you, and how you can improve and strengthen your financial wellness.  Attending students will be eligible to win a gift card. Click here to attend this event.

Kicks on Route 66

One Book One Harper presents: Road Trip Eats Along Route 66 with Leslie Goddard 

Thursday, April 15 

7 to 8 p.m. 

U.S. Route 66 covers a lot of miles – and that means a lot of delicious food along the way. In this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard explores some of the most iconic restaurants and foods found along the “Mother Road.” Many Route 66 foods are regional dishes, providing an edible snapshot of the nation. Others developed specifically to serve time-crunched motorists. We’ll visit landmark Route 66 destinations like the Big Texan Steak Ranch, Ted Drewes’ Frozen Custard, and the Cozy Dog Drive In. You’ll learn about some quirky foods found along the highway and get recipes for a few regional favorites you can recreate at home. Click here to attend. 

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Bring Your Own Book (BYOB) Club

Friday, April 16, 2021

12 to 1 p.m.

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. Click here to attend this event.

Earth Week 2021

Celebrate Earth Week with Virtual Events

April 19 to April 23, 2021 

Join us as we celebrate our beautiful Earth this Earth Week! View Earth themed photos taken by the campus community in the annual Earth Week Photo Exhibit, get creative with your old stuff, upcycle with the Harper College Library Make Shop, stay active and walk, run or plog with Campus Recreation, and tune in for a special Earth edition of Hawk Talk. For complete details and links to all Earth Week activities, click here 

Bystander Intervention Training

Bystander Intervention Training for a Safe and Inclusive Campus

Tuesday, April 20 

1 to 2:30 p.m.  

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Harper is offering some virtual opportunities to spread awareness and build skills for the Harper community with the goal of creating a more safe and inclusive campus culture. Join in for Bystander Intervention Training to build skills, confidence and knowledge surrounding bystander intervention strategies. Those that attend the training will receive a $50 gift card and a certificate of completion to add to resumes and professional skills. Space is limited. Click here to register.

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Too Heavy for Your Pocket: Live Streaming Event by Jiréh Breon Holder 

Directed by Kevin Long

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 – Sunday, April 25, 2021

Wednesday through Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When twenty-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he’ll have to convince his loved ones—and himself—that shaping his country’s future might be worth jeopardizing his own. Set during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, two couples must contemplate justice, love, and responsibility on their own terms.

Tickets: $15 Students/Faculty/Staff/Seniors, $20 General Admission

“…illuminating and moving… Too Heavy for Your Pocket dramatizes questions of class difference within the black community that rarely get broached onstage.” —NY Times

Calendar listing with event Program and Dramaturgy Notes.   Click here to purchase tickets.

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Day of Silence - Break the Silence

Friday, April 23, 2021

The National Day of Silence is a day of student-led action, founded by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), where LGBTQ students and allies take a vow of silence to bring attention to, and protest harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ people in schools. Click here to learn more for ways you can participate, and access helpful links and resources.  Cick here to connect with Pride Club.

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Virtual Coffee and Games with Student Government Association Treasurer Karilynn Samuelson

Friday, April 30, 2021

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Come join Student Government Association (SGA) Treasurer, Karilynn Samuelson, in a virtual coffee shop for some fun and games. This is a time to hang out with other students, blow off some steam with games, and have a good time.

It'll be a no pressure, low key hang. Join us for the entire time, or just pop in for a round or two of this month's game. We'll have a latte fun!!

Connect using this event link, or connect via harper.webex.com

Meeting number: 187 531 7373

Password: AprilCoffee

Free Legal Assistance for Harper Students

Free Legal Assistance text with scales and butterflyFree Legal Assistance for Harper Students

The Center for Student Involvement sponsors virtual appointments for two legal assistance programs for currently enrolled Harper students, including general legal matters and immigration issues.


General Legal Matters text with graphic of people disagreeingAppointments available Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Email stuinv@harpercollege.edu, or call 847.925.6242 to schedule a free, virtual, and confidential, appointment with a practicing attorney to discuss general legal matters including: car accidents, child custody issues, contracts, credit card disputes, divorce,  expungement, landlord tenant agreements, real estate issues, traffic matters, and other general legal matters. 


Immigration Legal Assistance text with butterfly photoFor 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.

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


Immigration Assistance is available in English, Korean, Polish and Spanish.

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Build and Maintain Your Well Being

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Start Saving Now!

Avoid future debt and reduce financial stress. One penny at a time can make a difference. Establishing a savings account is a great way to make sure you have cash available for unexpected expenses. Click here to learn how saving one penny at a time matters

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Earn your Medical Assistant Certification while working at Northwest Community
Healthcare (NCH)

Begin your educational journey on Day One! At NCH, medical assistants are valued members of the healthcare team. Come grow with us, and reach your professional, and educational goals. The NCH Medical Group has openings in all locations conveniently located throughout the northwest suburbs.

Contact the Job Placement Resource Center (JPRC) at Harper College for more information, and to forward your resume.

Email: jprc@harpercollege.edu or call 847.925.6400.

Student I.D. text on image of Avante concourseHarperCard – Student I.D.

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

All students are required to have a HarperCard – student I.D. to visit campus. In preparation to return to campus, and if you have a lab class that may meet on campus later this spring, 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.

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Student Virtual Clubs

More than 35 clubs are meeting remotely this semester. Click here for a full list of active clubs, advisor contacts, and meeting information for Spring 2021.


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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

Student Email and Communications

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Stay Connected with Email and Events

Remember to visit your student portal, and check your student email, for important dates and information, and click here to link to the Harper College Student Engagement Events Calendar.


Get Involved - Stay Connected; 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


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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.