Harper College

COVID-19 Student FAQs

August 10, 2023

Yes! Offices and services are open on campus and online. Offices and departments have their current hours posted on their webpages.

Masks are welcome on campus, but not required. 

Visit the student ID page for details on how to get your Harper ID.

Credit-enrolled students can print up to 500 black and white pages for free. In addition to printing while in the computer lab, students can submit printed materials for pickup on campus. Learn more.

We are committed to your success and understand technology access is an issue for many people. Here are some available resources to help you succeed:

  • Computers:

Harper College has a number of Chromebooks available for a semester-long loan. Request one.

  • Internet access:

Harper College has a limited number of wi-fi hotspots available for a semester-long loan. Request one.

Free or Low-cost internet: Many local internet providers are offering special discounts or low-cost ways to get online. Talk with your local providers to determine the opportunities in your area. You can find your local providers through your city or village, or through a site like inmyarea.com or highspeedinternet.com.

  • Software:

Word, Excel, PowerPoint: students registered for credit courses can download these programs for free on up to five mobile devices, five computers and five tablets. Download it online. Your username is your Harper email address (username@mail.harpercollege.edu) and your password is the same as the one you use to login to your MyHarper portal. If you have trouble logging in, please call the Student Service Desk at 847.925.6866.

  • Graphing Calculators:

We have a limited number of graphing calculators available for semester-long loan. Request one.

Contact Access and Disability Services to begin the process of requesting an accommodation.

The HarperStore is open, and you can purchase items in the store or online.

You do not need to report your positive test. Students should work with their instructors to navigate any class absences as they would other illnesses.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, follow the CDC's quarantine guidelines, which currently state individuals should stay home for at least five days upon testing positive for COVID-19, followed by five more days of wearing a mask around others.

In general, Harper students and employees are not required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Health careers students who engage in direct patient care are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Harper strongly encourages everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated.


Last Updated: 3/14/24