Harper Happenings


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Click on the above icons or scroll down for information and links to in-person and virtual activities, events, and programs.

Enhance your experience at Harper College by participating in some of the many in-person and virtual offerings that have been planned for students by departments across campus. Choose from activities, performances, speakers, club meetings, fitness workouts, campus recreation, and more. We encourage you to get involved and stay connected at Harper this semester!

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Don't Miss This - Upcoming Events for Harper Students

Chalk the Walk

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Beginning September 7, 2021, in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5 - 11), Harper students and employees will be chalking the walk with mental health talk. Take a walk around campus to learn more about mental health resources, how you can help a friend or loved who may be in a mental health crisis, and come together to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. In addition, be on the lookout for some on-campus tabling booths to learn more how you can get involved and promote mental health awareness. Link: https://events.harpercollege.edu/event/national_suicide_prevention_week_chalk_the_walk_with_mental_health_talk 

Hullabaloo 2021

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Wednesday, September, 8, 2021 - Meet with student clubs and organizations

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - Meet with Harper College departments

Outdoors in the Quad from11:00am to 1:00pm

Three great days - three fun events - one awesome you! This annual Harper College event provides students the opportunity to get involved and stay connected on campus, while presenting the many resources and services available to Harper students in one convenient location.

Virtual Hullabaloo: Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 11:00am to 1:00pm via Webex. Click here to attend.

Meeting number: 2484 163 0787
Password: Hullabaloo21
9/11 Tribute in Light

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Friday, September 10, 2021

10:00am tp 11:00am

On this 20-year anniversary, join us in a virtual event as we speak with Dr. Nicole B. Simpson CFP®. Dr. Simpson grew up in a marginalized community in New Jersey, survived the World Trade Center tragedy, and has become a successful entrepreneur, Nicole’s life story is an inspiration to the people she serves. Click here to register.

Fund Your Future

Fund Your Future: Financial Aid in 15 Minutes Well Being Financial icon

Monday, September 15, 2021

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Need funds to pay for your education? The Department of Financial Aid and scholarships will show you how to get financial aid In just 15 minutes in this virtual workshop. R.S.V.P. at https://www.harpercollege.edu/registration/financialaid/workshop.php 

Well Being Social Hour

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

11:00am to 1:00pm

Quad (grassy area near Building J and I).

Rain location will occur on the 2nd floor of Building A (near the fireplace).


Make connections at the Well-Being Social Hour by joining members of the Campus Well-Being Collective, Harper students and employees for a friendly gathering featuring free food and giveaways.

Pink Donut: The Hole Story

"The Hole Story: The History of the Donut" - Live Virtual Event Intellectual Icon

Thursday, September 16, 2021

7:00pm to 8:15pm

One Book One Harper presents a live, virtual event with, Michael Krondl, the author of "The Hole Story: The History of the Donut."  The donut. What’s there not to love? Learn the history and lore of this edible gem. Author Michael Krondl will share some secrets and dispel deceptions about America’s favorite handheld treat. Click here to register.

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Student Government Association Applications for Officer Positions Wellness Dimensions Social icon 

Apply to campaign and be elected to serve as a Student Government Association (SGA) officer. Applications Available in Student Engagement beginning Friday, September 17, 2021. Details and due dates are listed on application. Student Government Association senators research, debate and advocate for issues relevant to student life in addition to participating on college committees andproviding the official "voice"for Harper students. Meetings will by hybrid during the fall semester on Tuesdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Constitution Day

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Commemorate United States history by recognizing the sigining of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, the most recognized and influencial document in United States history. Click this link to the National Constitution Center website to read the Articles and learn more about the Constitution.

The Harper College Buddy System

Make a New Friend through the Harper Buddy System Well Being Social icon

The Harper College Buddy System program is a new initiative to help connect Harper students who would like to meet new friends or establish new connections at Harper. Whether you're taking in-person or virtual classes. After filling out a form, Harper College staff will match you with someone else who also filled out the form, and introduce you to one another via your Harper emails. Participants in the program will receive some free Harper College giveaways, a gift card to enjoy some coffee, or a beverage of choice with your buddy, and weekly discussion topics to help facilitate some conversation. In order to be efficiently matched with a Harper College buddy, the submission form is due by the end of the day on Monday, September 20, 2021. Click here for form and additional information.

LatinX Heritage Month

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

1:00pm to 2:00pm


LatinX Heritage Month takes place from September 15 through October 15 every year. This time of year helps to celebrate the various cultures and ethnicities of Latin American countries. Join us for on campus and virtual events that will help celebrate this month, beginning with Tuesday, September 21, 2021 when we will begin LatinX Heritage Month with traditional dances from Latino America and cool paletas while supplies last!

Bookstore Window Painting Event

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Wednesday, September 29 through Friday, October 29, 2021


Building L Lobby

Visit the bookstore windows in the lobby of Building L to enjoy paintings by Harper student clubs and organizations, focusing on the theme of "Resilience - Forward Together," to recognize the challenges and accomplishments of students, staff, and the community this year. 


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Get involved, and stay connected at Harper College with Hawk Talk, a virtual Instagram show for Harper students featuring information on College programs, services, events, and activities; presented by Student Engagement staff. New content airs on Student Engagement social media when classes are in session. 

Student Engagement  @harperstudentengagement
Campus Recreation @harpercampusrec
Harper Wellness @harper_wellness

Build and Maintain Your Well Being

Suicide Prevention Week

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National Suicide Prevention Week is November 5 - 11, 2021

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1.800.273.8255

Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/promote-national-suicide-prevention-month/

Counseling Services

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Counseling Services provides support to students across three main areas: Career, Personal and Educational Counseling. Whether you need help fine-tuning your goals, tips for motivation and stress relief, help conquering fears about college life, or improving your success habits, we can help. Services are offered individually, in workshop, and small group formats for Harper students, free of charge. Call 847.925.6393 to make an appointment or contact the office using this form: https://harpercollege.formstack.com/forms/student_development_services_copy


WellTrack is a Free Resource Available to All Harper Students! Well Being Emotional Icon

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. Click here or call Counseling Services at 847.925.6393 for more information.

Diabetes SupportDiabetes and Nutrition Support Network Virtual Meeting Well Being Physial icon

Thursday, September 16, 2021

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Living with and managing diabetes, as well as a person's overall nutrition habits, is not always an easy task for many individuals. Rather than feeling alone during your journey with diabetes and/or supporting those with diabetes, or just simply trying to get a handle on your overall nutrition, Harper College has formed a network to allow individuals from Harper who are living with diabetes (or are helping someone manage their own diabetes), as well as folks who are just looking to improve their overall nutrition, to come together to share their stories, experiences and resources. The group is 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 mandatory. Attend as your schedule allows. Registration Link: https://forms.gle/BoUv8pCRtPpyFywS7  WebEx meeting invites will be sent to participants after they have registered.  


Zumba with the College President and Provost Well Being Physial icon

Thursday, September 23, 2021 

2:00pm to 3:00pm 

Health and Recreation Center (Building M)

Bring on the fun and participate in Zumba with the President of Harper College. This Zumba workout is dance based and led by the Provost of Harper College and is set to Latin rhythms to celebrate LatinX Heritage Month. https://www.harpercollege.edu/campusrec/events/zumbawiththepresident.php 

Fall into FitnessFall into Fitness Well Being Physical icon

Thursday, September 30, 2021 

11:00am to 1:00pm  

Visit the Performance Lab located in the Health and Recreation Center (Building M) for your complimentary baseline fitness assessment and receive feedback from our student and professional personal trainers. Fitness assessments will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. https://www.harpercollege.edu/campusrec/personal-training/fitnessassessments.php 

Group Exercise

In-Person Group Exercise Classes Well Being Physical icon

Campus Recreation and Harper Wellness offer a variety of free, group exercise classes for Harper College students. Formats include HIIT, strength, yoga, spin, full body circuit, and total body barre. Classes are limited to ten participants (first come first served) to follow physical distancing protocols. Click here to learn more.


NCH Outpatient Care Center at Harper College Offering Free COVID-19 Vaccinations Well Being Physical icon

All students, employees and community members are welcome to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the NCH Outpatient Care Center on campus (located in the Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center, Building M). Vaccinations are free; insurance is not required. Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available. Click here to learn more.

Know Your Credit Score

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It’s important to check on your credit score. If you plan on buying a house or driving a new car, your credit score is going to have an impact on major purchases. The closer your credit score is to the maximum of 850, the better the loans and even credit card terms you receive. Request your score today! During these times of COVID-19, accessing and protecting your credit are important. Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are offering free weekly online reports at AnnualCreditReport.com. For helpful information about credit and other topics, click here for Harper College’s Financial Wellness web page.


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If you're thinking about trying to manage your finances and eliminate the stress of upcoming bills, while balancing income, savings, goals and expenses, consider using iGrad, an online tool that helps college students keep their budget on tract. Plan for expenses, set goals, and keep your finances on track. Create a Budget Using https://www.igrad.com/budg


The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opens on Friday, October 1, 2021 Well Being Financial icon

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for resources that can help you pay for college. Funding is available from a many sources. Student aid includes scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study jobs. Click here to access the Federal Student Aid website.

Student I.D.'s

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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 (Building J, Room J135). 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.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Join a Club

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More that 35 Harper College student clubs and organizations are meeting this semester. Whether in-person, remote or hybrid, you can join a club to get involved and stay connected with Harper, and meet other students with similar interests. Club membership builds lasting friendships, helps you find a study partner, builds your resume, and improves your scholarship letter, while providing a relaxing and fun opportunity for students to connect. Click here for a list of clubs that are meeting this fall. Contact advisors for membership and meeting details.

Free Legal Assistance for Harper Students

Legal GuidanceFree Legal Assistance for Harper Students Well Being Financial icon

Personal and confidential, free legal assistance, for general legal matters is available on-campus on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm, by appointment. Remote appointments are also available. Email stuinv@harpercollege or call 847.925.6242 to schedule your appointment.  Student Involvement web page


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Immigration Legal Assistance Virtual Appointments Well Being FInancial icon

Confidential  —  기밀의  —  poufny — confidencial

For free, 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.

More Ways to Stay Connected: Student Email and Social Media

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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.

Share Follow LikeConnect with Harper College on Social Media Well Being Social icon

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 Engagement @harperstudentengagement 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.

Last Updated: 9/21/21