Wellness Events

Being Well with Beth

Join @harper_wellness LIVE on Instagram every Thursday at 12:15pm, beginning April 2, to talk about various wellness topics! Each week, Harper Wellness will discuss tips, tricks and advice that relate to the 8 dimensions of wellness (Emotional - Environmental - Financial - Intellectual - Social - Occupational - Physical - Spiritual)

Mindful Water Cooler Chats (Every Wednesday from 12:30pm - 1:00pm)

These half hour sessions will be an opportunity for Harper students, employees and faculty to check-in and chat with one another. All of us may be physically distancing with one another right now but that doesn't mean that we have to socially disconnect. While we might not have an actual water cooler to chat around since we aren't in the office or at the college right now, this is an opportunity to engage in those conversations we would normally have with one another, except we've gone virtual!

No need to register...just drop into the meeting! Each drop-in chat will end with some sort of mindfulness activity or exercise, which will be led by a variety of different Harper professionals on campus.

Meeting Time and Link:
Wednesday, April 22 - May 27
12:30 - 1:30 pm 
Link: https://harpercollege.webex.com/harpercollege/j.php?MTID=m9fb466eacf1f37e647b90f892e02281d (the same link will work week-to-week). 

Join by phone

+1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago)
+1-415-655-0003 United States Toll
Access code: 961 022 780


*Please email any questions to Beth Ripperger, Manager of Harper Wellness, at eripperg@harpercollege.edu or call 847-925-6963.

Student and Employee IntramuralsPhoto of employees and students dancing to Zumba music.

At Harper’s Health and Recreation Center, the Intramural Sport Program offers a wide variety of sport events, tournaments and leagues during the fall and spring semester. The Intramural Sport Program is a free program designed for all levels of interest and experience.

  • Intramural E-Gaming League(open to Harper students, faculty and staff): You can play from home! First 4-day tournament starts Thursday, April 9 at 4pm. NEW SINGLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT EVERY WEEK. Register online through IMLeagues.com and use your Harper email to set up your account. Questions? Contact Veronica Tantoco at vtantoco@harpercollege.edu 

 Virtual Group Exercise Classes

Campus Recreation wants you to stay healthy and physically fit while practicing social distancing. They will be posting exercise videos weekly to keep you motivated and in shape workouts (daily) on their Facebook page at @HarperCampusRec. In addition, Campus Recreation will be hosting LIVE workouts each week including yoga, Zumba and HIIT! To learn more about the dates/times of the virtual offerings, please visit the Health and Recreation Center's Virtual Workout page.

Program Request Form: Harper Wellness can provide in-person presentations or workshops on a variety of wellness topics. Students, staff or faculty can submit a request form for group meetings, organizations, clubs, classes, etc. It is strongly encouraged to submit the form two weeks prior to the desired date(s) in order to ensure that Harper Wellness can adequately meet your needs.  Below is a list of wellness topics offered. Don’t see what you’re looking for? We can tailor any presentation to fit your needs and population.

  • Alcohol 101
  • Building a Wellness Plan
  • Coping with Stress
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Resilience 101
  • Sexual Health
  • Sleep: Getting Enough Zzz’s


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