Harper Happenings

May 2022

Brain Yoga clickable linkPrepare for Finals clickable linkComfort Dogs clickable linkConstruction Job Fair clickable linkChillax and Breathe clickable linkYin Yoga clickable linkYou! A History Through Art clickable linkFree Legal Assistance clickable linkYou're Graduating Now What clickable linkFinancial Aid Workshop clickable link

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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Celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

11:00am to 1:00pm

Harper Quad

Stop by to enjoy FREE BOBA, gain an appreciation for henna art by getting a temporary design of your own, and more, at the APIDA Heritage Month Celebration, sponsored by Student Engagement. Rain location: Building A.

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Let's Celebrate Holi, India's Festival of  Colors with Dances & Stories!Intellectual Icon

Thursday, May 12, 2022

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Cultural Center, Building D, Room 281

Join bestselling author, Ms. Ajanta, for a family night to learn all about the most fun festival of India, Holi! Bring your young siblings or children to hear the stories from her book "Let's Celebrate Holi!" and learn a dance that enacts the story. 

Don't Miss This - Upcoming May Events at Harper College

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from12:30pm to 2:00pm 

Cultural Center, Building D, Room D281 

Join Esmeralda Guerrero Lopez, Student Coordinator for Diversity Initiatives, through a guided mindfulness activity using photographs and mixed media to reflect on the history that shapes us and decompress before finals.  

Mindfulness is the practice of being mentally and physically present. Rooted in ancient ancestral and indigenous practices, mindfulness is a way to de-stress and relax. 

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You’re Graduating...Now What? - Virtual Event Well Being FInancial icon

Wednesday May 11, 2022 

12:00pm to 1:00pm and 6:00pm to 7:00pm 

Join the Job Placement Resource Center (JPRC) for a virtual discussion of the next steps after you graduate from Harper College.  Whether you are looking for a career or a summer job the JPRC can assist you in reaching your goals. The first 10 people who attend will receive a professional portfolio! Click here to register for this event.

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Thursday, May 19, 2022 

3:00pm to 4:00pm 

Center for Student Veterans & Military Connected Students, Building A, Room A137a 

A ruck is going from A to B with your gear in a backpack. Join the Student Veterans' Association as we ruck campus to prepare for the Chicago Veterans Ruck March on Memorial Day weekend to honor and remember the service members we lost at home and on the battlefield.  Students who participate in two out of the three rucks will receive a free T-shirt. Click here to read more about this event. Click here to read about the Center for Student Veterans and Military Connected Students at Harper. Click here for to access the Student Veterans' Association (SVA) web page.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learning and Career Center 

1375 South Wolf Road, Prospect Heights, IL 60070 

Join us at the Learning and Career Center (LCC) for the Cook County Job Fair. Knowing that not all disabilities are visible, this event is open to job seekers with any type of disability. Walk-ins are welcome, but we encourage job seekers to register prior to the event.  

This event is sponsored by Harper College and its North Suburban American Jobs Center partners, including Business and Career Services, the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services, JCFS, Illinois Department of Employment Security, and Progress Center for Independent Living. Click here to register for this event.

The Arts at Harper

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Student Juried Art Exhibition Intellectual Icon

Ongoing to Thursday, May 12, 2022 

Gallery hours: Monday to Thursday, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Building C, Room C200 

This annual exhibition will include works in various media and styles by students who have taken art courses throughout the year. Each year a professional artist is invited to jury the student’s submissions and select the work for the show. Awards are provided by the Harper Educational Foundation. 

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Enjoy an afternoon or evening concert performed by music students, faculty, ensembles, and visiting artists, in an array of musical venues and every genre. Recognized as one of America's foremost music programs among two-year institutions of higher learning, the Harper College Department of Music is an accredited community college member of the National Association of Schools of Music, offering students degrees, transfer programs, private study and the tools for success. Click here to read more. Click here for ticketed events.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022  Harper Ensemble Series: Jazz Ensemble  7:30pm  Performing Arts Center

Thursday, May 12, 2022  Student Recital Series: Music Student Performances 12:30pm  Performing Arts Center*

Thursday, May 12, 2022 Harper Ensemble Series: Wind Symphony and Chamber Winds  7:30pm  Performing Arts Center

Friday, May 13, 2022  Harper Ensemble Series: Concert Choir and SPECTRA  7:30pm  Performing Arts Center

Saturday, May 14, 2022 Harper Ensemble Series: Piano Ensemble  7:30pm  Performing Arts Center 

Sunday, May 15, 2022  Harper Ensemble Series: Symphony Orchestra  3:00pm  Performing Arts Center

Monday, May 16, 2022  Harper Ensemble Series: Jazz Lab Band  7:30pm  Performing Arts Center

Sunday, May 22, 2022  Back Porch Review Concert  3:00pm  Performing Arts Center 

Events marked with an asterisk (*)  are free and open to the public. For all other events, tickets may be purchased from the Harper Box Office by calling 847.925.6100; or online at harpercollege.edu/boxoffice

Build and Maintain Your Well Being

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May 11, 2022

10:00am to 12:00pm  

Library Make Shop, Building F, Room F222 

Studies show that taking a "brain break" throughout the day can boost your focus, creativity, and concentration. Visit the Library's Make Shop to relax and de-stress. Create a quick doodle with a 3D printing pen, or color a mandala on an old book page. Pick up a free laser-cut coaster on your way out to enjoy with your beverage. 

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 

9:00am to 1:00pm 

Building D Rotunda

Refueling Station, 9am – 1pm, Building D (Rotunda): Stop by for a quick study break to grab a snack to help get you prepared for finals! 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.  

Snack Attack Runners: Be on the lookout for our Campus Well-Being Peer Leaders on campus as they will be sneakily handing out free snacks to students to help them refuel as they prepare for finals! (Beginning week of April 25 – finals.) 

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Comfort Dogs Well Being Physial icon

Wednesday May 4 and Tuesday, May 10, 2022 

3:00pm to 5:00pm  

Building F, 1st Floor 

Need to cuddle with a furry friend? Visit us to play with one of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs.

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Chair Massage Well Being Physial icon

May 12, 2022 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Stop by the Avanté Concourse (near Subway) for a relaxing chair massage!

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

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. WebEx meeting invites will be sent to participants after they have registered. Click here to register.

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Monday through Thursday 1:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday 3:00pm to 7:00pm  

The Egaming Room located in the Health and Recreation Center (Building M) 

New hours in April!  Drop in and play on four 70” TV’s with PS4 and Nintendo Switch consoles. Enjoy a game of table tennis, foosball, or check out a board game.  Click here to access the Egaming room web page. 

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In-Person Group Exercise Well Being Physial icon

Group exercise classes are free for Harper students and Health and Recreation Center members! Classes are led by certified group exercise instructors with expertise in providing motivating, challenging, and fun group exercises classes to a wide range of populations. Formats include HIIT, strength, yoga, spin, full body circuit, and total body barre. Click here for details and schedule.

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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. Free services are offered individually, in workshop, and small group formats for Harper students. Call 847.925.6393 to request an appointment or click here.

Seeking mental health services for the first time? Click here to get started!

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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.

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The Hawks Care Student Resource Center is here to help Harper College students connect to campus and community resources, and to meet your basic needs so you can focus on your academic goals.

Whether you are looking for food pantries, local housing programs, or need help finding other community resources for medical and mental health care, we can help. 

Click here for more information, hours of operation, the on-campus location, and additional off-campus resources.

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Harper College has launched Cleared4, our platform for submitting your COVID-19 vaccination/testing results. You must provide this information to meet the governor’s mandate that college students and employees be fully vaccinated or test weekly for COVID-19 to come to campus. Click here for additional information and links.

Your Financial Wellness

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Financial Aid in Times of Uncertainty Workshop - Hybrid Event Well Being FInancial icon

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 

2:00pm to 3:00pm 

Building D, Room D242 
With everything going on, who doesn't feel a little uncertain about the future? One thing that is for certain; Harper College is here to help! Want to know how to pay for college? Already receive financial assistance but have questions? Attend an online session hosted by a financial aid expert from the Office of Student Financial Assistance, where we’ll go over financial aid, scholarships, and answer your questions about funding your education. Let us help you face your educational future with confidence! Come join us!  No RSVP needed.  Workshop is FREE!! Click here to attend virtually.

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Schedule an appointment with a financial aid specialist when life happens and you need help. Has your financial situation significantly changed since you completed the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with your 2019 income information? When you have your 2021 tax information to talk to a financial aid specialist about your situation. We will guide through the next steps and the required documentation to see if we can adjust your eligibility. Click here to schedule an appointment.

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Student loans must be repaid. The good news is there are options available to help you along the way. Be prepared - gather information and develop a plan before repayment begins.  Contact your loan servicer with questions or if you are having problems making payments. Click here for information.

Student I.D.'s

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The HarperCard Student I.D. Office is now 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.

Student Clubs and Organizations

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More than 40 student clubs and organizations were active in 2021-2022 at Harper College. Whether in-person, remote or hybrid, you can join a club to meet other students with similar interests to get involved, and stay connected at Harper.

Club membership builds lasting friendships, helps you find a study partner, enhances your resume, and improves your scholarship letter, while providing a relaxing and fun opportunity to connect. Click here for a list of clubs that were active in spring 2022. Clubs are not commonly active during the summer, however Student Engagement encourages you to contact club and organization advisors for membership and meeting details all year.

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 on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

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.

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Confidential  —  기밀의  —  poufny — confidencial

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.

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.

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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.


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

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion @harperdei on Instagram

Student Engagement @harperstudentengagement on Instagram. Also connect with us on Facebook

Veterans Center @harpercollegesva on Instagram

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: 5/11/22