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The War of the Worlds

Friday, October 8, 2021
7:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
Based on the novel by H.G. Wells, "The War of the Worlds" radio broadcast allows audiences to imagine UFOs and Aliens invading the Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre. Join us for some pre-Halloween … read more

The War of the Worlds

Saturday, October 9, 2021
7:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
Based on the novel by H.G. Wells, "The War of the Worlds" radio broadcast allows audiences to imagine UFOs and Aliens invading the Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre. Join us for some pre-Halloween … read more

Columbus Day

Monday, October 11, 2021
Highland is closed Monday, October 11 in observance of Columbus Day read more

Dare to Speak

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
11:00 am
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Join us for a slam poetry performance on diversity with Carlos Andrés Gómez and Katie Kramer read more

Re-entry After Incarceration: Don’t Stop at “No”

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
10:00 am
Location: Zoom™ or Student/Conference Center (H-201)
Join us for a presentation by Tretara Flowers related to One Book One Highland! Flowers will address mass incarceration and the difficulty of re-entry to daily life after incarceration. She speaks … read more

Why Every Day is Indigenous People’s Day: Exploring Native American Presence in Illinois

Thursday, October 14, 2021
9:30 am
Location: Zoom™
Join speaker Jenny L. Davis in a discussion about the histories and realities of Native Americans in Illinois. Davis will cover the presence Native Americans have had and continue to have across the … read more

Spring 2022 Registration Opens

Monday, October 18, 2021
Spring 2022 registration is open October 18, 2021 - January 18, 2022. View the searchable schedule for course offerings read more

From Stage and Screen

Sunday, October 24, 2021
3:00 pm
Location: Koenig Theater/Bandshell at Krape Park
Join us for an afternoon of Broadway and movie music,old and new! read more

One Book One Highland Discussion: Black Lives Matter

Thursday, October 28, 2021
10:00 am
Location: Zoom™
This session will be an opportunity for discussion of part II, chapters 8-16, of "When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir" by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele. These … read more

One Book One Highland Discussion: Black Lives Matter

Thursday, October 28, 2021
7:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
This session will be an opportunity for discussion of part II, chapters 8-16, of "When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir" by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele. These … read more

Faculty Art Exhibit

Monday, November 8, 2021 - Friday, December 3, 2021
Location: Highland Gallery
Our second fall exhibit features work from current faculty: Robert Apolloni, Alex Jansen, and Loretta Swanson. This popular annual exhibit allows the community to observe Highland art faculty in … read more

Career Fair

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference (H-201)
Join us for the fall Career Fair and prepare for your future! A variety of employers from human resources to manufacturing and nursing to agriculture will be in attendance. Check out the full list of … read more

Instrumental Music Concert – Concert Band & Orchestra

Friday, November 12, 2021
7:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
Usher in the holidays with the time-honored and classic pieces as performed by the band and orchestra. Get ticket information here read more

Career Fair

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference (H-201)
Join us for the fall Career Fair and prepare for your future! A variety of employers from human resources to manufacturing and nursing to agriculture will be in attendance. Check out the full list of … read more

One Book One Highland Discussion: “What happens when they call you a terrorist?”

Thursday, November 18, 2021
10:00 am
Location: Zoom™
During this session, we will watch two brief videos on the Panther 21 to consider and discuss the history of political persecution of Black activists and its relationship to the experiences of "When … read more

One Book One Highland Discussion: “What happens when they call you a terrorist?”

Thursday, November 18, 2021
7:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
During this session, we will watch two brief videos on the Panther 21 to consider and discuss the history of political persecution of Black activists and its relationship to the experiences of "When … read more

Northwest Illinois College Fair

Friday, November 19, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Sports Complex/YMCA
Plan for your future after Highland and check out what area colleges and universities have to offer! Attending institutions:Loras CollegeUniversity of Illinois—SpringfieldClarke … read more

Big Band Concert

Friday, November 19, 2021
7:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
Join the Highland Big Band for an evening of phenomenal jazz read more

Gender, Drag, and Binaries, Oh My: Let’s Talk About It!

Monday, November 22, 2021
10:00 am
Location: Zoom™
Does drag challenge or reinforce the gender binary, or is that yet another binary?! Most of us have been socialized into an internalized gender as a strict binary. Unlearning can be contentious, … read more

Guardians of Health: Provident Hospital and its fight against health disparities 1891-1950

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-201)or Zoom™
Join us for a presentation by LeNie Adolphson related to One Book One Highland! Through the lens of the story of Chicago’s first Black hospital, Provident Hospital, Adolphson will address historical … read more

Book Buyback

Friday, December 3, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: J. Rosemary Shockey Bookstore
Evaluations will be done in-person at the bookstore. Email the bookstore at bookstore@highland.edu for questions. Rentals are due December 10 read more

11th Annual Madrigal Dinner – Royal Scots & Chamber Singers

Friday, December 3, 2021
6:30 pm
Location: Masonic Temple Ballroom
Travel back to Renaissance England to join the king andqueen for dinner and performances of madrigalsand traditional seasonal songs. Reservations required.Ticket sales end at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, … read more

Express Registration

Saturday, December 4, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-116A)
Whether you’re a current Highland student, coming back from a break, or joining us for the first time, we’re here to help you register for the spring semester! Can't make it? Call us at … read more

11th Annual Madrigal Dinner – Royal Scots & Chamber Singers

Saturday, December 4, 2021
6:30 pm
Location: Masonic Temple Ballroom
Travel back to Renaissance England to join the king and queen for dinner and performances of madrigals and traditional seasonal songs. Reservations required.Ticket sales end at 5 p.m. on … read more

Book Buyback

Monday, December 6, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: J. Rosemary Shockey Bookstore
Evaluations will be done in-person at the bookstore. Email the bookstore at bookstore@highland.edu for questions. Rentals are due December 10 read more

Book Buyback

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: J. Rosemary Shockey Bookstore
Evaluations will be done in-person at the bookstore. Email the bookstore at bookstore@highland.edu for questions. Rentals are due December 10 read more

Book Buyback

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: J. Rosemary Shockey Bookstore
Evaluations will be done in-person at the bookstore. Email the bookstore at bookstore@highland.edu for questions. Rentals are due December 10 read more

Book Buyback

Thursday, December 9, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: J. Rosemary Shockey Bookstore
Evaluations will be done in-person at the bookstore. Email the bookstore at bookstore@highland.edu for questions. Rentals are due December 10 read more

Book Buyback

Friday, December 10, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: J. Rosemary Shockey Bookstore
Evaluations will be done in-person at the bookstore. Email the bookstore at bookstore@highland.edu for questions. Rentals are due December 10 read more

Express Registration

Thursday, December 16, 2021
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-116A)
Whether you’re a current Highland student, coming back from a break, or joining us for the first time, we’re here to help you register for the spring semester! Can't make it? Call us at … read more

Winter Break

Thursday, December 23, 2021 - Monday, January 3, 2022
As scheduled in the academic calendar, Highland Community College is closed for a winter break read more

Express Registration

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-116A)
Whether you’re a current Highland student, coming back from a break, or joining us for the first time, we’re here to help you register for the spring semester! For remote placement testing, call … read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 17, 2022
As scheduled in the academic calendar, Highland Community College is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day read more

Spring 2022 Begins

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Classes for the spring 2022 semester begin read more

Migration from Slavery to the Civil Rights Movement

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Online
Speaker Clint Smith will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and discuss the impact of slavery, civil rights, and immigration on Black American history in the United States. Click here … read more

Vaccine/Booster Clinic

Thursday, January 27, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center, Cafeteria
Highland is hosting a vaccine and booster clinic including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and boosters. Walk-ins are welcome! Schedule your appointment here. Learn … read more

Winterfest: Connect to Campus

Monday, January 31, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Building M
Meet with clubs and organizations and learn about resources available to you with Highland faculty and staff. Winterfest 2022Join Project Succeed for Winterfest and get connected with Highland and … read more

Thrive Week: Scholarship Lab

Monday, January 31, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: M Lobby
Did you know thousands of dollars in scholarship money goes unclaimed each year? Sit down with us to get help finding the best scholarships for you and filling out scholarships! Presented by … read more

Winterfest: Connect to Career

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Building H - Cafeteria
Discover your career path or learn about the steps you can take to be successful in your career. Resumes and cover letters will be covered and we'll watch virtual job shadowing videos. Winterfest … read more

Thrive Week: Meet Your Highland Mentors

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Success Center (M-147)
The Highland Peer Mentor Program is designed to provide you with support and guidance to reach your goals. Join us to meet the mentors, learn more about the program, and enjoy a snack! Sponsored by … read more

Volunteer Tutor Informational Meeting

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
7:00 pm
Location: Zoom
Join us to learn more about volunteering as a tutor with Highland Adult Education. We will go over program basics and volunteer duties. Volunteer tutors have flexible schedules tailored to their … read more

Winterfest: Connect to Colleges

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Building N
Meet with 4-year college and university representatives and start thinking about your next step after Highland. Winterfest 2022Join Project Succeed for Winterfest and get connected with Highland … read more

Thrive Week: Using Financial Aid Wisely

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Location: H-127
Learn more about financial aid available at Highland, the financial aid process, and what you need to do to maintain your financial aid, including when to apply and re-apply! Presented by … read more

Thrive Week: Personal Values and Career Decision Making

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: H-127
Join Career Services in learning how your personal values can contribute to your decision-making process. This will be a hands-on workshop, and we'll cover other Career Services offerings! Sponsored … read more

Thrive Week: Advising Reception and Open House

Thursday, February 3, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: H-108
Grab a snack and join the advising staff for an informal back-to-campus reception! Learn more about how your advisor can help you from mapping a course schedule to finding your transfer school. … read more

New Philadelphia, IL: Let America Be America Again

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
Join the Clarence Mitchell Library for "New Philadelphia, IL: Let America Be America Again" with speakers Gerald McWorter and Kate Williams-McWorter. The Black History Month presentation will … read more

UW-Platteville Visit

Thursday, February 10, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: M Lobby
Sit down with a representative from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville and plan your future after Highland! read more

Lincoln’s Birthday – College Closed

Friday, February 11, 2022
As scheduled in the academic calendar, Highland Community College is closed in observance of Abraham Lincoln's birthday read more

Summer Registration Opens

Monday, February 14, 2022
Registration for summer 2022 courses opens. Check out course listings here read more

Iowa State University Visit

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: M Lobby
Sit down with a representative from Iowa State University and plan your future after Highland! read more

Vaccine/Booster Clinic

Friday, February 18, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center, Cafeteria
Highland is hosting a vaccine and booster clinic including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and boosters. Walk-ins are welcome! Schedule your appointment here. Learn … read more

Weekly Counseling Virtual Drop-In

Monday, February 21, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
New Horizons Counseling Center Therapist Kelley Munda and a student mentor will be on hand virtually to share 50 minutes to give support, answer questions, give feedback, or just talk! Get the … read more

Black History Month Poetry Reading

Monday, February 21, 2022
2:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
Join the Clarence Mitchell Library, Theatre Department, and Highland Diversity Committee to celebrate contributions black poets have made, and continue to make, to the art of poetry. We invite you … read more

Private Illinois Colleges and Universities (PICU) Transfer Fair

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online
Meet virtually with more than 25 colleges from across the state! Get the Zoom™ link here. Participating Institutions Aurora University Blackburn CollegeColumbia College ChicagoDeVry … read more

Chamber Music Recital

Sunday, February 27, 2022
3:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre
Join the Highland Concert Band for a recital of small and large chamber ensembles read more

Weekly Counseling Virtual Drop-In

Monday, February 28, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
New Horizons Counseling Center Therapist Kelley Munda and a student mentor will be on hand virtually to share 50 minutes to give support, answer questions, give feedback, or just talk! Get the … read more

Weekly Counseling Virtual Drop-In

Monday, March 7, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
New Horizons Counseling Center Therapist Kelley Munda and a student mentor will be on hand virtually to share 50 minutes to give support, answer questions, give feedback, or just talk! Get the … read more

Picture a Scientist

Monday, March 7, 2022
3:30 pm
Location: N-107
Join the Women in Science Club for a screening of "Picture a Scientist," highlighting gender inequality from the perspective of three female scientists. Please RSVP to … read more

UW-Platteville Visit

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: M Lobby
Sit down with a representative from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville and plan your future after Highland! read more

Midway Through Midterms

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: M Lobby
Join us to de-stress and celebrate making it to midterms with snacks, fidgets, and fun! read more

Death Café

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
10:00 am
Location: Zoom™
Join the Death and Dying (SOCI 174) class for a discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. The purpose of a Death Café is to increase awareness of death and help participants make the … read more

Vaccine/Booster Clinic

Thursday, March 10, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center, Cafeteria
Highland is hosting a vaccine and booster clinic including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and boosters. Walk-ins are welcome! Schedule your appointment here. Learn … read more

Weekly Counseling Virtual Drop-In

Monday, March 14, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
New Horizons Counseling Center Therapist Kelley Munda and a student mentor will be on hand virtually to share 50 minutes to give support, answer questions, give feedback, or just talk! Get the … read more

Reading bell hooks

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
10:00 am
Location: Zoom
As part of Women's History Month, join the Highland Diversity Committee and Pride Club for a memorial reading of the works of feminist scholar bell hooks. Attendees are welcome to bring one of hooks' … read more

Weekly Counseling Virtual Drop-In

Monday, March 21, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
New Horizons Counseling Center Therapist Kelley Munda and a student mentor will be on hand virtually to share 50 minutes to give support, answer questions, give feedback, or just talk! Get the … read more

Weekly Counseling Virtual Drop-In

Monday, March 28, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
New Horizons Counseling Center Therapist Kelley Munda and a student mentor will be on hand virtually to share 50 minutes to give support, answer questions, give feedback, or just talk! Get the … read more

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences Visit

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: M Lobby
Sit down with a representative from the Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences and plan your future after Highland! read more

Speech and Debate Team Showcase

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
5:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
Join the Highland Speech and Debate Team over Zoom for a sampling of our most successful performances as we prepare to head off to nationals! Five team members will give thought-provoking … read more

Human Trafficking in the US: A Call to Action during the Pandemic

Thursday, March 31, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center and Zoom
Global Taskforce Speaker Katherine Kafka Walts will discuss current US anti-trafficking laws, new and promising practices, challenges, and a call for a broader human rights framework to empower … read more

Weekly Counseling Virtual Drop-In

Monday, April 4, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
New Horizons Counseling Center Therapist Kelley Munda and a student mentor will be on hand virtually to share 50 minutes to give support, answer questions, give feedback, or just talk! Get the … read more

Experience Highland: Agriculture

Friday, April 8, 2022
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center
Learn more about Agriculture at Highland with hands-on workshops and program highlights! We'll also give you a campus tour and talk about registration and scholarships over lunch! Register for the … read more

Working: A Musical Auditions

Saturday, April 9, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre
The Highland Theatre Department and Summerset director are seeking a diverse group of talented singers, dancers, and actors, ages 16 and older. The musical includes numerous adult roles of various … read more

Chamber Singers: Folksongs from Around the World

Sunday, April 10, 2022
3:00 pm
Location: Grace Episcopal Church
Enjoy the music of 14 cultures sung in 10 original languages while surrounded by the exquisite 19th century stained glass windows of the Grace Episcopal Church chapel. The concert is free and open … read more

Orangeville Quick Start

Monday, April 11, 2022
Location: Highland Campus
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

Weekly Counseling Virtual Drop-In

Monday, April 11, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
New Horizons Counseling Center Therapist Kelley Munda and a student mentor will be on hand virtually to share 50 minutes to give support, answer questions, give feedback, or just talk! Get the … read more

Pecatonica Quick Start

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: Highland Campus
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

All May Enter

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
2:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
As part of National Poetry Month, enter the realm of poetry with Illinois Poet LaureateAngela Jackson! Enjoy a poetry reading with some perspective from Jackson onpoetry and her role as the Illinois … read more

Dakota Quick Start

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Location: Highland Campus
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

Forreston Quick Start

Monday, April 18, 2022
Location: Highland Campus
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

Weekly Counseling Virtual Drop-In

Monday, April 18, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
New Horizons Counseling Center Therapist Kelley Munda and a student mentor will be on hand virtually to share 50 minutes to give support, answer questions, give feedback, or just talk! Get the … read more

Eastland Quick Start

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: Highland Campus
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

Boyer Colloquium: The Impact of Microplastics on the Environment and Human Health

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
7:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
Highland Community College will host speakers Dr. Tim Hoellein, Jodi Anne Flaws, Ph.D, and John W. Scott for discussions on how microplastics enter the environment, the ecological effects of … read more

Aquin Quick Start

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: Highland Campus
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

West Carroll Quick Start

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: West Carroll High School
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

A Shot of Reality

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
11:00 am
Location: Zoom™
Shot of Reality hosts are talking booze! What it is, how it affects our behavior, the laws regarding alcohol consumption, and some of the consequences of overdrinking. Overall, have fun, because this … read more

Freeport Quick Start

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Location: Highland Campus
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

EARTH Club Campus Cleanup

Friday, April 22, 2022
2:00 pm
Location: Natural Sciences Greenhouse
Join members of Highland's EARTH Club in their efforts to clean up campus! The club will meet at the Greenhouse attached to the Natural Science Center to get started read more

Big Band Concert

Friday, April 22, 2022
7:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Center Theatre
Join the Highland Big band for a night of music, including “All of Me,” as recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra, “I Got Plenty of Nuttin,” as recorded by the Bill Potts Big Band on “The Jazz Soul of … read more

Weekly Counseling Virtual Drop-In

Monday, April 25, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
New Horizons Counseling Center Therapist Kelley Munda and a student mentor will be on hand virtually to share 50 minutes to give support, answer questions, give feedback, or just talk! Get the … read more

Women in Science and EARTH Clubs Present Jennifer Kuroda

Monday, April 25, 2022
3:30 pm
Location: Natural Science Center (N-107) and Zoom™
Join Women in Science and EARTH Clubs speaker Jennifer Kuroda for a discussion about following her health care career path while fulfilling many roles to support conservation efforts in Illinois. The … read more

Durand Quick Start

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Highland Campus
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

Milledgeville Quick Start

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Highland Campus
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

River Ridge Quick Start

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Location: River Ridge High School
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

Pearl City Quick Start

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Location: Highland Campus
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

Lena-Winslow Quick Start

Friday, April 29, 2022
Location: Highland Campus
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

Applied Music Student Recital

Friday, April 29, 2022
12:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre
Hear what instrumental and vocal music students have been working toward during the spring semester. Cooper Chapman"Drum Corps on Parade" - John S. PrattElizabeth Lagos"Angels, Ever Bright and … read more

54th Annual Royal Scots Concert: LIV

Friday, April 29, 2022
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre
Enjoy the high-energy vocal jazz performances of the Royal Scots featuring the seven-piece Highland Watch band! Selections include “Over the Rainbow” (from The Wizard of Oz), “Therapy” (duet from … read more

“Working: A Musical” Auditions

Saturday, April 30, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Center Theatre
Miss the first round of auditions for Summerset 47? Join the Highland Theatre Department and Summerset director for a second round of "Working: A Musical" auditions. We seek a diverse group of … read more

Spring Choral Concert

Sunday, May 1, 2022
3:00 pm
Location: The Father's Church - 302 Stephenson Street
Enjoy an afternoon of song with the Highland Chorale and Youth Choir! The choirs will perform pieces from France, England, Japan, America, and more! The Youth Choir will highlight rock and roll … read more

Freeport Quick Start

Monday, May 2, 2022
Location: Highland Campus
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

Weekly Counseling Virtual Drop-In

Monday, May 2, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
New Horizons Counseling Center Therapist Kelley Munda and a student mentor will be on hand virtually to share 50 minutes to give support, answer questions, give feedback, or just talk! Get the … read more

Stockton Quick Start

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Location: Highland Campus
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

Experience Highland: SOAR

Thursday, May 5, 2022
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-201)
Support Organization Advocacy Responsibility (SOAR) Join us for an interactive tour that focuses on resources to help students with disabilities fuel their success as college students. Career … read more

Oregon Quick Start

Friday, May 6, 2022
Location: Highland Campus
Prepare for fall classes with placement testing, advising, and registration all in one visit! Contact your school counseling staff, email testingcenter@highland.edu, or call 815-599-3680 to join … read more

Friday Forum: Honors Program

Friday, May 6, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
Join the Clarence Mitchell Library and Highland honors students as they present their spring 2022 honors projects! Get the Zoom™ link here. StudentCourseProject DescriptionPaityn BroshousBIOL … read more

Spring Instrumental Music Concert

Friday, May 6, 2022
7:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre
Close out the spring concert season with the Highland Concert Band and Orchestra! Purchase tickets here. The Highland Orchestra will play pieces including, "Selections from The Lord of The … read more

Cap and Gown Pick Up

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-201)
Pick up your cap, gown (steamed), Honors Chords, and PTK Stoles ahead of graduation! read more

End of Year Picnic

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Outside Building M
After grabbing your cap and gown, swing by the picnic and challenge your friends to a race through the inflatable obstacle course and carnival games. Then fuel up on a free walking taco! You've … read more

Current Student Express Registration

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-116A)
Start your summer break ready for fall! Current Highland students can get ahead with advising, placement testing, and registration before finals kick-off! If you can't make it, give us a call at … read more

Nursing and Allied Health Open House

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing (Building N)
Learn more about what the Nursing and Allied Health department has to offer! We'll cover the various programs we offer, tour the new Mildred F. Ferguson Simulation Hospital, and sit down with current … read more

2022 Commencement

Saturday, May 21, 2022
10:00 am
Location: Highland Community College Campus
Celebrate the class of 2022! Due to the forecast calling for rain and cool temperatures, the ceremony will be held in the gymnasium located in the HCC Sports Complex. Guests should park in lot C … read more

Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2022
Highland Community College will be closed in observation of Memorial Day read more

New Graduate Express Registration

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-116A)
Whether you’re interested in pursuing a trade, starting on a 4-year degree, or earning your associate degree, Highland is the right choice for you. Stop in to take a placement test, meet with an … read more

GED Graduation

Thursday, June 16, 2022
6:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center
Celebrate Highland's 2022 GED® completers! The ceremony will be live streamed on Highland's Facebook page. Highland Adult Education welcomes speaker Carly Rice. Rice, a GED completer from … read more

Fourth of July

Monday, July 4, 2022
Highland Community College will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July read more

Express Registration

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center H-116A
Take advantage of extended hours to prepare for the fall semester with advising, placement testing, and registration! Schedule your own registration day by calling 815-599-3573. To help … read more

Express Registration

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center H-116A
The fall 2022 semester will be here before you know it! Don't miss out on the classes you want! Knock out advising, placement testing, and registration all in one day! Schedule your own … read more

Kick Off Paw-ty

Thursday, August 11, 2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Outside the Marvin-Burt Liberal Arts Center (M)
Relax and enjoy food trucks, games, and prizes before kicking off the fall semester! You'll have a chance to tour campus, meet the team at Highland and get your questions about financial aid, student … read more

Summerset 47: Working the Musical

Thursday, August 11, 2022
7:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Center Theatre
Highland Community College presents "Working" the musical for Summerset 47. Based on interviews with actual people, "Working" tells the core truths of what it means to work in contemporary … read more

Summerset 47: Working the Musical

Friday, August 12, 2022
7:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Center Theatre
Highland Community College presents "Working" the musical for Summerset 47. Based on interviews with actual people, "Working" tells the core truths of what it means to work in contemporary … read more

Summerset 47: Working the Musical

Saturday, August 13, 2022
7:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Center Theatre
Highland Community College presents "Working" the musical for Summerset 47. Based on interviews with actual people, "Working" tells the core truths of what it means to work in contemporary … read more

Summerset 47: Working the Musical

Sunday, August 14, 2022
3:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Center Theatre
Highland Community College presents "Working" the musical for Summerset 47. Based on interviews with actual people, "Working" tells the core truths of what it means to work in contemporary … read more

Fall Semester Begins

Monday, August 22, 2022
Fall 2022 classses begin. Check out the schedule here! read more

Labor Day

Monday, September 5, 2022
Highland is closed in observance of Labor Day read more

Tie-Dye Tuesday

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Outside Building M
Join Student Senate to tie-dye a T-shirt! Bring your own item to dye or T-shirts will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis read more

Study Skills

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Location: H-127
Stay on top this semester with effective study tips and strategies! read more

Transferring?

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Location: M-219
Dive into all things transfer related including finding the right school, transferable classes and more! read more

Career Development

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Location: M-204 and Zoom
Get familiarized with the career development process and how Highland Career Services can lend a hand! Get the Zoom™ link here.Meeting ID: 838 1785 4437Passcode: 912681One tap … read more

Family Movie Night

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Outside the Marvin-Burt Liberal Arts Center
Bring your family to campus and enjoy a movie night on the lawn! The event is free and open to the public with a woodfire pizza food truck on site to purchase snacks. Bring your own lawn chairs or … read more

Utilizing Personal Qualities in Your Career

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
9:00 am - 9:50 am
Location: H-208 and Zoom
Build your interviewing skills! We'll work on describing yourself to employers and expand on personal qualities and strengths. Get the Zoom™ link here.Meeting ID: 838 1785 4437Passcode: 912681One … read more

Test Taking 101

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Location: N-107 and Zoom
Learn test-taking strategies, how to study and general test-taking tips. Get the Zoom™ link here.Meeting ID: 838 1785 4437Passcode: 912681One tap mobile+13126266799,,83817854437# US … read more

Fall Picnic and Spirit Day

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Outside Building M
EHighland students can enjoy free food, play games and check out on-campus clubs and organizations! Don't forget to show your school spirit; wear your Highland gear! read more

Good Stress vs. Bad Stress

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Location: H-127
Learn the difference between good stress and bad stress and how to better handle life's stresses read more

Standards of Satisfactory Progress

Thursday, September 8, 2022
9:00 am - 9:50 am
Location: T-122 and Zoom
Wondering what happens if you don’t make the grade? If you receive financial aid, you signed the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. Learn more about the policy and how it affects … read more

The Hook Up

Thursday, September 8, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
Grab some donuts, coffee, or tea and enjoy the show! The Hook up is a comedy improv show that will have you laughing until your stomach hurts! read more

Student Resources

Thursday, September 8, 2022
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Location: T-122 and Zoom
Check out everything Highland has to offer from student activities and clubs to campus resources that can make all the difference in your time on campus! Get the Zoom™ link here.Meeting ID: 838 … read more

Farm to Table Dinner

Thursday, September 8, 2022
5:00 pm
Location: Keith Hinrichs' Farm: 4715 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL
Join Highland Agriculture for a five-course meal made with local ingredients! Proceeds support the Highland Agriculture program at 100% 5 p.m. Social Hour6 p.m. Dinner 2022 … read more

Ice Cream Social

Friday, September 9, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: M Lobby
Grab a bowl of ice cream or a root beer float, challenge your friends to a board game, and hang out! read more

Banned Books and Freedom of Expression

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
2:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
Join the Clarence Mitchell Library for Banned Books Challenge and Constitution Day speaker Dr. Emily Knox. Knox will discuss how the individual right to freedom of expression intersects with … read more

College Visit: Rockford University

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cafeteria
Sit down with a representative from Rockford University and plan your future after Highland! read more

Earth Club Campus Clean-Up

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Highland Campus
Join the Earth Club for a campus clean-up, weather permitting! Some bags and gloves will be available outside the Natural Science Greenhouse behind building N, along with a map of areas that need to … read more

College Visit: UW Platteville

Thursday, September 22, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cafeteria
Sit down with a representative from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville and plan your future after Highland! read more

Banned Books Challenge Discussion: “Working”

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
10:00 am
Location: Zoom™
Join library staff Michael Skwara and Laura Watson for a Banned Books Challenge discussion of "Working" by Studs Terkel. We'll listen to excerpts from the book and dive into why it was … read more

Banned Books Challenge Discussion: “Working”

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
2:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
Join library staff Michael Skwara and Laura Watson for a Banned Books Challenge discussion of "Working" by Studs Terkel. We'll listen to excerpts from the book and dive into why it was … read more

College Visit: George Williams College

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cafeteria
Sit down with a representative from George Williams College and plan your future after Highland! read more

Columbus Day

Monday, October 10, 2022
Highland Community College is closed in observance of Columbus Day read more

Dare to Speak

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Cafeteria
Join Katie and Carlos, outspoken poets, as they bring light to a heavy topic. Katie is a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community and Carlos is a slam poetry champion who travels to share a message … read more

Midway Through Midterms

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: M Lobby
Re-charge and de-stress with snacks, fun and fidgets to celebrate your hard work at midterms! read more

Pascuala Herrera

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
1:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-201BC) and Zoom™
As we recognize Disability Employment Awareness and Latinx Heritage months, join speaker Pascuala Herrera for a discussion of her life experiences sharing these and other intersecting identities … read more

Intent to Graduate Deadline

Friday, October 14, 2022
All fall graduates MUST complete and return this form with a $30 fee to Enrollment Services Find the form here read more

Spring Registration Opens

Monday, October 17, 2022
Registration for the spring 2023 semester opens October 17. Check out course offerings here read more

College Visit: Western Illinois University

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cafeteria
Sit down with a representative from Western Illinois University and plan your future after Highland! read more

College Visit: UW Platteville

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cafeteria
Sit down with a representative from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville and plan your future after Highland! read more

College Visit: Rockford University

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cafeteria
Sit down with a representative from Rockford University and plan your future after Highland! read more

Career Fair

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Location: Student/Conference Center
Highland Career Service's two-day Career Fair is back this fall Tuesday, November 8 and Wednesday, November 9. A formal invitation will be sent via Handshake™ in mid-July or early August. Contact … read more

Career Fair

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Location: Student/Conference Center
Highland Career Service's two-day Career Fair is back this fall Tuesday, November 8 and Wednesday, November 9. A formal invitation will be sent via Handshake™ in mid-July or early August. Contact … read more

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2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032

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