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From Stage and Screen

Friday, October 19, 2018
7:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
Listen to the melodies from musicals to movies by the Highland Chorale, Chamber Singers and Youth Choir. Tickets: Adults $12, Seniors $10, Students $8 read more

Visual Art Faculty Exhibit Opens

Thursday, October 25, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center
The exhibit will display the works of Robert Apolloni and Sam Tucibat and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at the opening of the exhibit. Normal exhibit hours will be 8 … read more

Newsies

Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
A Broadway hit based on the Newsboy Strike of 1899, the Disney musical tells the story of a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After a publishing giant … read more

Newsies

Friday, October 26, 2018
7:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
A Broadway hit based on the Newsboy Strike of 1899, the Disney musical tells the story of a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After a publishing giant … read more

Newsies

Saturday, October 27, 2018
7:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
A Broadway hit based on the Newsboy Strike of 1899, the Disney musical tells the story of a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After a publishing giant … read more

Newsies

Sunday, October 28, 2018
2:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
A Broadway hit based on the Newsboy Strike of 1899, the Disney musical tells the story of a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After a publishing giant … read more

Women in Science Panel

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: N107
Four alumni will be on hand for a Women in Science Panel read more

Open House and Campus Tours

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Highland Community College
As part of homecoming, check out several departments at Highland. Taking the tour could win you a prize! Open departments include: nursing, automotive, mechatronics, athletics, lifelong learning, … read more

Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Location: Freeport Club
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:30 p.m. Location: Freeport Club, 1614 S Park Blvd, Freeport, Illinois 61032 The annual Foundation meeting will be held, and Distinguished Alumni will be … read more

Pre-Game Party

Friday, November 9, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Before the men's basketball team takes on Southeastern Iowa, stop by the pre-game party! The cheer team will be doing removable tattoos and there will be free food! read more

Concert Band Fall Concert

Friday, November 9, 2018
7:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
Landmark works to appear include Vincent Persichetti’s “Pageant,” George Frideric Handel’s “Overture” to The Messiah. Two additional nativity themed works are “Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre and “The … read more

Moonlight Bowling

Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Following the men's basketball game against Southeastern Iowa or the Concert Band show, head over to 4 Seasons in Freeport to bowl with fellow students! read more

A Salute to Our Veterans

Sunday, November 11, 2018
3:00 pm
Location: Freeport Masonic Temple
Highland Big Band Join the Highland Community College Big Band for a jazz concert featuring selections of patriotic music. Tickets $10 (students free) Masonic Temple box office 815-232-4214 or … read more

Orchestra Fall Concert

Friday, November 16, 2018
7:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre

Ninth Annual Madrigal Dinner

Friday, November 30, 2018
6:30 pm
Location: Highland Conference Center (room H201)
Royal Scots and Chamber Singers Come forget the cares of everyday life and imagine yourself in Renaissance England, welcomed by the king and his winter manor for laughter, music, and a sumptuous … read more

Ninth Annual Madrigal Dinner

Saturday, December 1, 2018
6:30 pm
Location: Highland Conference Center (room H201)
Royal Scots and Chamber Singers Come forget the cares of everyday life and imagine yourself in Renaissance England, welcomed by the king and his winter manor for laughter, music, and a sumptuous … read more

Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 2, 2018
3:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
Chorale & Youth Choir Enjoy the joyous sounds of familiar and new holiday songs with a Holiday Concert by the Highland Chorale and Youth Choir at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 2 in the Fine Arts … read more

Express Registration

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Location: Building H
Prepare for the spring semester in a single visit during express registration. Placement testing is from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. while advising sessions will take place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Busy? Set up … read more

Festival of Giving Toy Drive

Friday, December 7, 2018
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: HCC Cafeteria
Donate a toy to a child in need. Drive held in Highland's cafeteria from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Live broadcast and radio auction read more

Campus Closed

Monday, December 24, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Location: Campus Closed
Campus will be closed for the holidays December 24 to January 1 read more

Campus Opens

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Location: Highland Community College
Following the holiday break, campus opens for normal business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m read more

Spring Semester Begins

Monday, January 14, 2019
Location: Highland Community College
Spring 2019 classes begin read more

Women Changing the Face of Agriculture

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Location: H-201
The conference will provide female students the opportunity to explore career options with women from Northwest Illinois who currently work in the agriculture industry. There will be panel … read more

Highland Big Band Concert

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
The Highland Big Band will perform with world-renowned trumpeter and alumnus of The Stan Kenton and Tonight Show Big Band Tony Scodwell read more

50th Annual District Juried Art Exhibit

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Location: Highland Gallery
The work of community artists and Highland students will be displayed. Gallery opening reception: February 21, 4:30-6 p.m., awards 5:30 p.m. February 1 art submission deadline. For more … read more

Part Time Instructor Job Fair

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: HCC Student/Conference Center (H210)
Highland Community College is seeking exceptional part-time instructors to teach a variety of programs from college-credit courses, Lifelong Learning to the Business Institute. To teach one of the … read more

Moonlight Serenade

Saturday, March 2, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Freeport Masonic Temple
The Highland Big Band will perform in conjunction with the Freeport High School Jazz Ensemble at the annual Moonlight Serenade Dance. Fee: $7.50 read more

Jane Addams Festival of New Plays

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - Saturday, March 9, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the life and work of Stephenson County native and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jane Addams.  Highland’s first Jane Addams Festival of New Plays received over 60 ten-minute play … read more

Pre-Job Fair Retreat

Friday, March 15, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-210)
Join us before the job fair for a "Pre-Fair Retreat" workshop. We'll discuss over letters, resumes, and personal presentation. Please register at www.collegecentral.com/highland read more

Job Fair & Job Seekers Workshop

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-210)
Bring your resume and dress for success! Attendees can also attend the "Job Seekers Strategies" workshop starting at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. Each session lasts 50 minutes. Register for a session at … read more

Job Fair & Job Seekers Workshop

Thursday, March 28, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-210)
Bring your resume and dress for success! Attendees can also attend the "Job Seekers Strategies" workshop starting at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Each session lasts 50 minutes. Register for a session at … read more

Post Job Fair Retreat

Friday, March 29, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-210)
Join us after the job fair for a "Post-Fair retreat" workshop. We'll discuss social media ethics, interviewing skills and more. Please register at www.collegecentral.com/highland read more

Spring Choral Concert

Sunday, March 31, 2019
3:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
Come listen to classic and traditional melodies performed by the Chorale, Chamber, and Youth Choir. The show will feature music by George Gershwin, George Frideric Handel, Stephen Lawrence, and more read more

Visual Arts Scholarship Exhibit

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Saturday, July 27, 2019
Location: Freeport Art Museum
Attend the opening reception on Friday, May 3 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Featured students: Hayden Hayes, Hailie Lenz, Dulce … read more

Immigration: From Fear to Rational Policy

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: H201
Guest speaker, Sara Dady, cuts through the mountain of misinformation about immigrants and immigration and takes us to reasonable solutions that benefit everyone. She will be discussing our fears … read more

49th Annual HCC District High School Juried Art Exhibit

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - Thursday, May 2, 2019
Location: Highland Gallery
High school artists from across northwest Illinois will be recognized and showcased. Gallery opening reception: April 11, 4:30-6 p.m., awards 5:30 p.m. March 14 art submission deadline. For … read more

Concert Band Spring Concert

Friday, April 19, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Highland Concert Band will perform music by: Alfred Reed, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Mark Camphouse, and Dimitri Shostakovich. Music ranges from standard to contemporary read more

2019 Boyer Colloquium

Thursday, April 25, 2019
7:00 pm
Location: HCC Student/Conference Center (room H-201)
Research Reactors: At the Intersection of Science, Technology and Society The Boyer Colloquium’s guest speaker, Julia Phillips, will speak about the need for investment in new high-flux neutron … read more

Royal Scots & Big Band Spring Jazz Show

Friday, April 26, 2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Enjoy vocal and instrumental jazz with the Royal Scots and Highland Big Band. The Scots’ performance will feature the tight harmonies of a cappella jazz as well as solos accompanied by a small combo … read more

Spring Orchestra Concert

Friday, May 3, 2019
7:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
Join the Highland Orchestra to hear springtime melodies including the music of Holst, Mozart, and more read more

Alpha Delta Nu Induction Ceremony

Thursday, May 16, 2019
5:00 pm

Honors Convocation

Thursday, May 16, 2019
7:00 pm

2019 Commencement

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00 am
Location: Highland Community College
UPDATE 5/16/2019: The ceremony has moved to inside the YMCA Main Gym. Guests should park in Lot C. Tickets are required for all guests. Click here to view the campus map. Attn Graduates: … read more

CareerTEC & HCC Success Camp

Monday, June 17, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Student Conference Center (H)
Students going into 6th and 7th grades are invited to explore career interest areas, soft skills and Highland! Students will have the chance to explore three of the following areas: auto body, … read more

Agriculture Greenhouse Groundbreaking

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
11:30 am
Location: Highland Ag Building E
Through the generosity of local donors, Highland Community College can continue the tradition of educational excellence in Northwest Illinois. The Highland Foundation is holding a groundbreaking … read more

TITANIC the Musical

Thursday, July 11, 2019
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Highland Community College Summerset 46 presents the award-winning, critically acclaimed Titanic: The Musical. Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, the stunning and … read more

TITANIC the Musical

Friday, July 12, 2019
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Highland Community College Summerset 46 presents the award-winning, critically acclaimed Titanic: The Musical. Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, the stunning and … read more

TITANIC the Musical

Saturday, July 13, 2019
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Highland Community College Summerset 46 presents the award-winning, critically acclaimed Titanic: The Musical. Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, the stunning and … read more

TITANIC the Musical

Thursday, July 18, 2019
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Highland Community College Summerset 46 presents the award-winning, critically acclaimed Titanic: The Musical. Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, the stunning and … read more

TITANIC the Musical

Friday, July 19, 2019
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Highland Community College Summerset 46 presents the award-winning, critically acclaimed Titanic: The Musical. Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, the stunning and … read more

TITANIC the Musical

Saturday, July 20, 2019
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Highland Community College Summerset 46 presents the award-winning, critically acclaimed Titanic: The Musical. Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, the stunning and … read more

TITANIC the Musical

Sunday, July 21, 2019
2:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Highland Community College Summerset 46 presents the award-winning, critically acclaimed Titanic: The Musical. Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, the stunning and … read more

Express Registration

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: HCC Student/Conference Center
Prepare for the fall semester in one single visit! Join us to take placement tests, meet with an advisor, and register for classes. No RSVP needed. If you can't make it, call 815-599-3610 to schedule … read more

CNC Machining Open House

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Dorothy & RC Clock Technology Center (T137)
Visit Highland's CNC and CAD labs and meet with instructors during this open house opportunity. Visitors will also learn about CNC certificates, the Industrial Manufacturing Associate of Applied … read more

New Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Cafeteria
Students have the chance to win a prize by visiting all eight stations at orientation including advising, Project Succeed, Student Clubs & Organizations, and more! There will be brief presentations … read more

New Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Cafeteria
Students have the chance to win a prize by visiting all eight stations at orientation including advising, Project Succeed, Student Clubs & Organizations, and more! There will be brief presentations … read more

Auditions for “An Inspector Calls”

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
2:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
Highland Community College seeks a cast for the fall theatre production "An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestly. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to audition. No previous … read more

Auditions for “An Inspector Calls”

Thursday, August 22, 2019
3:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
Highland Community College seeks a cast for the fall theatre production "An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestly. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to audition. No previous … read more

Census Taker Application Day

Monday, August 26, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-201)
Want to earn money while helping your community? Highland Community College is hosting an Application Day where you'll have computer access and assistance to apply for temporary employment with the … read more

Fall Picnic

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Building M
Get involved with Highland's clubs and organizations! Have a free lunch and start off the year with some fun! read more

Farm to Table Dinner

Thursday, September 12, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Keith Hinrichs Farm, 4715 W. Pearl City Rd.
Five course meal with local ingredients. Proceeds support the Highland Community College Agriculture program at 100%. Limited to 200 guests. Check out this link for menu, ticket pricing, and … read more

Experience Highland: LPN to RN

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing (N)
Are you a LPN thinking about completing your RN degree? Then join us to discover the 16-month program right in Freeport! Stop in either day to meet faculty, get a tour and grab a treat. RSVP at … read more

Experience Highland: LPN to RN

Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing (N)
Are you a LPN thinking about completing your RN degree? Then join us to discover the 16-month program right in Freeport! Stop in either day to meet faculty, get a tour and grab a treat. RSVP at … read more

An Inspector Calls

Thursday, October 3, 2019
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
A death investigation punctures the celebratory dinner of a wealthy British family. This eerie thriller causes us to examine our own lives read more

An Inspector Calls

Friday, October 4, 2019
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
A death investigation punctures the celebratory dinner of a wealthy British family. This eerie thriller causes us to examine our own lives read more

An Inspector Calls

Saturday, October 5, 2019
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
A death investigation punctures the celebratory dinner of a wealthy British family. This eerie thriller causes us to examine our own lives read more

Experience Highland: Fine Arts

Thursday, October 10, 2019
9:45 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre (F)
Meet visual arts, vocal and instrumental music, and theatre arts instructors and students to see what Highland has to offer fine arts students! RSVP with Bill Buehler at bill.buehler@highland.edu read more

College Fair 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Sports Complex/YMCA
More then 45 colleges and universities will be at Highland! read more

From Stage and Screen

Sunday, October 27, 2019
3:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Enjoy a wide variety of Broadway and movie tunes, both old and new! read more

Foundation Legacy Gala

Saturday, November 2, 2019
4:30 pm
Location: Wagner House, 1 E Spring St., Freeport, IL
Celebrating Partnerships in Education Special Guest Host: Candice King, Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist, and HCC Alum Entertainment: HCC Royal Scots and HCC Jazz Ensemble Online Silent … read more

Fall Instrumental Music Concert

Friday, November 8, 2019
7:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
As the holiday season gears up, enjoy the classics and traditional staples as performed by the band and orchestra read more

Big Band Jazz

Friday, November 22, 2019
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Join the Highland Big Band with special guest Felton Offard for a night of great jazz music. Mr. Offard is a phenomenal musician, a Highland Alum, and is currently the guitarist for the musical … read more

10th Annual Madrigal Dinner

Friday, December 6, 2019
7:00 pm
Location: Student Conference Center (H201)
Join the Royal Scots and Chamber Singers for dinner, music, and theatrics. Come immerse yourself in the court life of Renaissance England! read more

10th Annual Madrigal Dinner

Saturday, December 7, 2019
7:00 pm
Location: Student Conference Center (H201)
Join the Royal Scots and Chamber Singers for dinner, music, and theatrics. Come immerse yourself in the court life of Renaissance England! read more

Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 8, 2019
2:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Enjoy the sounds of the season with the Highland Chorale and Highland Youth Choir read more

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