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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

Northwest IL College Fair

Thursday, October 20, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Sports Complex/YMCA
Meet with representatives of colleges and universities from across the Midwest and plan your future after Highland! Participating Institutions Augustana CollegeAurora UniversityBeloit … read more

From Stage and Screen

Sunday, October 23, 2022
3:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Center Theatre
Join us for an afternoon of Broadway and movie music, old and new! Purchase tickets here. Chamber Singers and Royal Scots "I Can’t Give You Anything But Love" from "Blackbirds of 1928" - … read more

Banned Books Challenge Discussion: “Gender Queer”

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
10:00 am
Location: Zoom™
Join Highland's Rachel Feldhaus and Kate Perkins for a Banned Books Challenge discussion of "Gender Queer" by Maia Kobabe. We'll discuss the memoir and why it has been the most challenged book in the … 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

Banned Books Challenge Discussion: “Gender Queer”

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
2:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
Join Highland's Rachel Feldhaus and Kate Perkins for a Banned Books Challenge discussion of "Gender Queer" by Maia Kobabe. We'll discuss the memoir and why it has been the most challenged book in the … read more

Ghost Hunt

Friday, October 28, 2022 - Saturday, October 29, 2022
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location: Freeport Masonic Temple
Put on your Halloween costume and join Student Senate for a night of spooky fun! Ghost hunting equiptment will be provided, but you ar welcome to bring your own! RSVP to stacey.moore@highland.edu. … read more

Concert Band Fall Concert

Friday, November 4, 2022
7:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Center Theatre
Enjoy pop, classical and original music performed by the Highland Community College Concert Band! Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. Purchase tickets here. Under … read more

Career Fair Preview

Sunday, November 6, 2022
7:00 pm
Location: Highland Instagram
Learn more about the upcoming career fair including what to expect and which employers you'll see! Follow the Highland Community College Instagram page here read more

Election Day

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
The State of Illinois has designated Tuesday, November 8 as a State holiday in 2022. Highland Community College will be closed in observance of Election Day read more

Career Fair

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-201)
Check out area opportunities at the Career Fair! A variety of employers from the stateline will be on hand to discuss your future! Community members are welcome to attend both days. Participating … read more

Career Fair

Thursday, November 10, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-201)
Check out area opportunities at the Career Fair! A variety of employers from the stateline will be on hand to discuss your future! Community members are welcome to attend both days. Participating … read more

Early Childhood Education Student Fair

Thursday, November 10, 2022
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-201)
The early childhood education community is invited to learn more about programs and resources. Take your professional experience to the next level! Participating PartnersHighland Community … read more

Fall Orchestra Concert

Friday, November 11, 2022
7:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Center Theatre
Enjoy the music of the Highland Community College's Orchestra! read more

Kim Sigafus

Monday, November 14, 2022
2:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-201) and Zoom™
Join Ojibwa speaker Kim Sigafus for her presentation, Journeying Through the American Indian Way of Life. She will discuss Native traditions and the culture of Illinois tribes prior to the Indian … read more

College Visit: UW Platteville

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cougar Cafe
Sit down with a representative from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville and plan your future after Highland! read more

Fall Big Band Concert

Friday, November 18, 2022
7:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Center Theatre
Join the Highland Big Band for an evening of phenomenal jazz read more

Current Student Express Registration

Monday, November 21, 2022
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-116A)
End the semester ready for spring! Current Highland students can get ahead with advising, placement testing and registration before finals and winter break. If you can't make it, give us a call at … read more

Current Student Express Registration

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-116A)
End the semester ready for spring! Current Highland students can get ahead with advising, placement testing and registration before finals and winter break. If you can't make it, give us a call at … read more

Current Student Express Registration

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-116A)
End the semester ready for spring! Current Highland students can get ahead with advising, placement testing and registration before finals and winter break. If you can’t make it, give us a call … read more

Banned Books Challenge Discussion: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
10:00 am
Location: Zoom
Join Highland's Juliet Moderow and Brian Moore for a discussion of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon. Get the Zoom™ link here. Despite his overwhelming fear of … read more

Banned Books Challenge Discussion: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
2:00 pm
Location: Zoom
Join Highland’s Juliet Moderow and Brian Moore for a discussion of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon. Get the Zoom™ link here. Despite his overwhelming fear of … read more

Madrigal Dinner

Friday, December 2, 2022
7:00 pm
Location: Masonic Temple Ballroom 305 W. Stephenson St. Freeport, Ill.
Step into Renaissance England and enjoy madrigals and traditional seasonal songs over dinner with the king and queen! $45 full dinner, $26 wassail and dessert only. Seating begins at 6:30 … read more

Madrigal Dinner

Saturday, December 3, 2022
7:00 pm
Location: Masonic Temple Ballroom 305 W. Stephenson St. Freeport, Ill.
Step into Renaissance England and enjoy madrigals and traditional seasonal songs over dinner with the king and queen! $45 full dinner, $26 wassail and dessert only. Seating begins at 6:30 … read more

Choral Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 4, 2022
3:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Center Theatre
Get festive and enjoy seasonal favorites with the Highland choral groups. Youth ChoirSing, Noel, Noel - Albrecht & AlthouseO Come, O Come, Emmanuel Traditional - arr. Paul Jennings     Christmas … read more

Agriculture Industry Expo

Friday, December 9, 2022
9:00 am
Location: Student/Conference Center
Join Highland Agriculture for a day of networking and hands-on activities! Highland and high school students will have the opportunity to sit down with area agriculture employers for networking and … read more

Friday Forum: Honors Program

Friday, December 9, 2022
12:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
Join the Clarence Mitchell Library and Highland honors students as they present their fall 2022 honors projects! Get the Zoom™ link here. StudentCourseProject DescriptionMatthew CoulsonGEOL … read more

Instrumental Holiday Concert

Friday, December 9, 2022
7:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Center Theatre
Take in seasonal music as performed by Highland's Concert Band and Orchestra. The concert band, under the direction of Scott Stich, will be playing many traditional Christmas Carols — plus a … read more

Express Registration

Saturday, December 10, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-116A)
Prepare for the spring semester during a special Saturday event! We'll guide you through same-day advising, placement tests and registration! If you can’t make it, give us a call … read more

Mini Golf Glow Party

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Sports Complex/YMCA
Join Student Activities for an illuminated mini golf course, glow sticks and photo booth! Highland students only read more

Speech and Debate Team Showcase

Thursday, December 15, 2022
5:00 pm
Location: M-213 or Zoom™
Join the Highland Speech and Debate Team for its fall showcase featuring performances by award-winning team members. Performances will include: A comedic speech on the dangers of our obsession … read more

Express Registration

Wednesday, January 4, 2023
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Express Registration
Ready to start fresh in 2023? Spring classes kick off Jan. 17. We'll guide you through same-day advising, placement tests and registration so you're ready! If you can’t make it, give us a call … read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 16, 2023

Spring Semester Begins

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Check out the spring schedule here! read more

Student Fun Fair

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Cougar Cafè (Building H)
Play carnival games, win prizes and grab some treats! Highland students only read more

College Visit: Crossroads Leadership College

Thursday, January 26, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cougar Cafe
Sit down with a representative from the Crossroads Leadership College and plan your future after Highland! read more

Winterfest: Connect to Campus

Monday, January 30, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: M Lobby
Meet with clubs and organizations and learn about resources available to you with Highland faculty and staff. Project Succeed's Winterfest invites you to get connected with Highland and your … read more

Winterfest: Connect to Career

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: M Lobby
Discover your career path or learn about the steps you can take to be successful in your career. Resumes, cover letters, and job shadowing will be covered. Project Succeed's Winterfest invites you … read more

52nd Annual District Juried Art Exhibit Submission Deadline

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Highland Gallery
Artwork created by Highland students and community members will be on display. All work must be hand-delivered on this date. If this date is inconvenient, arrangements can be made for early … read more

Winterfest: Connect to Colleges

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Building N
Meet with 4-year college and university representatives and start thinking about your next step after Highland. Colleges Attending:Loras CollegeUniversity of Illinois - ChicagoUniversity of … read more

Matilda the Musical Youth Auditions

Saturday, February 4, 2023
4:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center
Anyone ages 7 to 18 is welcome to audition for Highland Community College's Summerset 48 production of "Matilda the Musical." No prepared monologues or songs are needed to audition. Please wear … read more

Telling a People’s Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibit

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Location: Clarence Mitchell Library
Celebrate Black History Month with African-American children’s illustrated literature featuring art produced for book illustrations. Telling A People’s Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated … read more

Opening Reception of Telling a People’s Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibit

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Clarence Mitchell Library
Celebrate Black History Month with African-American children’s illustrated literature featuring art produced for book illustrations. Telling A People’s Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated … read more

Lincoln’s Birthday – College Closed

Monday, February 13, 2023
As scheduled in the academic calendar, Highland Community College is closed in observance of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday read more

Ski Trip

Monday, February 13, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Chestnut Mountain
Hit the slopes while Highland is closed for Lincoln's birthday! Students can take part in the trip at half price: Lift ticket $20Lift & rental $30 Guests can take part in the trip at special … read more

ATLAS Particle Accelerator Field Trip

Monday, February 13, 2023
10:00 am
Location: Argonne National Laboratory
Join us for a field trip to the Argonne National Laboratory! The Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) is the world’s first superconducting linear accelerator for heavy ions at energies … read more

52nd Annual District Juried Art Exhibit

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - Monday, March 13, 2023
Location: Highland Gallery
Artwork created by Highland students and community members will be on display. Gallery opening reception: Feb. 15, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Awards at 5:30 p.m. Art submission deadline: Feb. 1. Find … read more

52nd Annual District Juried Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Highland Gallery
Enjoy the gallery opening with lite refreshments. Awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Learn more about submitting art here read more

Private Illinois Colleges and Universities (PICU) Transfer Fair

Monday, February 20, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cougar Cafe
Meet with private colleges and universities and learn about transferring after Highland! Participating Institutions National Louis UniversityQuincy UniversityJudson UniversityLakeview College … read more

Some Like It Cole

Monday, February 20, 2023
6:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre
Celebrate Black History Month with the sounds of love and life from Carl Cole and the Sounds of Good News (SOGN) Productions. Enjoy spiritual, blues, jazz, country, gospel and R&B favorites from … read more

Instrumental Chamber Music Recital

Sunday, February 26, 2023
3:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre
The concert will showcase music from masters and modern composers. Wind and percussion selections will feature a woodwind choir, a flute, oboe, and bassoon ensemble, a clarinet ensemble, a saxophone … read more

College Visit: Rockford University

Monday, March 6, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cougar Cafè
Sit down with a representative from Rockford University and plan your future after Highland! read more

International Women’s Day Choral Celebration

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Location: Highland Campus
Celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take a stand for equality with speakers and singers from Highland, area high schools, and the community! The day will feature … read more

Midway Through Midterms

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: M Lobby
Grab a snack and have fun winding down with fidgets and activities to celebrate your midterm work! read more

College Visit: Western Illinois University

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cougar Cafè
Sit down with a representative from Western Illinois University and plan your future after Highland! read more

Pizza With the President

Monday, March 13, 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cougar Cafè
Student Senate invites you to enjoy pizza and conversation with Highland President Chris Kuberski read more

Thirsty Thursday (Alcohol-free)

Thursday, March 16, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: M Lobby
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with fun, alcohol-free mocktails! DrinkDescriptionShirley TempleLemon-lime soda, a splash of grenadine & garnishNo Tequila SunriseOrange Juice, a splash of grenadine & … read more

College Visit: UW-Platteville

Thursday, March 16, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cougar Cafè
Sit down with a representative from UW-Platteville and plan your future after Highland! read more

Express Registration

Monday, March 27, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: H-116A
Take advantage of your time off this summer with classes at Highland! Looking to get a few credits in a shorter semester? Maybe hoping to start the new school year with a lighter load? We have you … read more

Express Registration

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: H-116A
Take advantage of your time off this summer with classes at Highland! Looking to get a few credits in a shorter semester? Maybe hoping to start the new school year with a lighter load? We have you … read more

50th Annual District Juried High School Art Exhibit Submission Deadline

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center
Artwork created by area high school students will be on display. All work must be hand-delivered on this date. Find submission directions here read more

Express Registration

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: H-116A
Take advantage of your time off this summer with classes at Highland! Looking to get a few credits in a shorter semester? Maybe hoping to start the new school year with a lighter load? We have you … read more

Silent Sky

Thursday, March 30, 2023
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre
"Silent Sky" explores the life of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and the wonders of our universe. Purchase tickets here.Adults $12, Seniors $10, Students $5 read more

Silent Sky

Saturday, April 1, 2023
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre
Silent Sky” explores the life of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and the wonders of our universe. Purchase tickets here.Adults $12, Seniors $10, Students $5 read more

College Visit: Rockford University

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cougar Cafè
Sit down with a representative from Rockford University and plan your future after Highland! read more

50th Annual Highland District High School Juried Art Exhibit

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Location: Highland Gallery
Artwork created by area high school students will be on display. Submission directions will be posted at highland.edu/gallery. Gallery opening reception: Apr. 12 4:30 - 6 p.m. Awards at 5:30 … read more

50th Annual District Juried High School Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Highland Gallery
Enjoy the gallery opening with lite refreshments. Awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Learn more about submitting art here read more

Social Justice Panel

Thursday, April 13, 2023
7:00 pm
Location: Zoom™
Join the Highland Global Taskforce Committee for a virtual panel discussion on social justice featuring current and retired faculty sharing their subject expertise. We'll explore social justice … read more

Chamber Singers Concert

Friday, April 14, 2023
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre
An evening of beloved madrigals spanning from the 16th century until today, featuring music of Monteverdi, Fauré, Morton Lauridsen, Gilbert & Sullivan and the Spice Girls. Purchase tickets … read more

Choral Concert

Sunday, April 16, 2023
3:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre
Purchase tickets here.Adults $12, Seniors $10, Students $5 The Highland Youth Choir "Funga Alafia" - an African Folk Song"Bandyrowe" - an Irish Folk Song"Calico Cat" composed by Andy Beck"When … read more

College Visit: Rockford University

Monday, April 17, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cougar Cafè
Sit down with a representative from Rockford University and plan your future after Highland! read more

Boyer Colloquium Student Session: Planning Your Future Around Climate Change

Monday, April 17, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H) and Zoom™
When people move, they cause significant changes to the communities they leave, and to the areas where they relocate. People will move from places that are vulnerable to serious weather events, … read more

Boyer Colloquium: Climate Change, Disasters, and Human Migration

Monday, April 17, 2023
7:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H) and Zoom™
Climate change causes a cascading chain of atmospheric events, including new patterns of precipitation, erosion, and extreme weather — challenging the resiliency of our infrastructure and lifestyles. … read more

College Visit: Grand Canyon University

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cougar Cafè
Sit down with a representative from Grand Canyon University and plan your future after Highland! read more

Express Registration Open House

Saturday, April 22, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center
Join us for an opportunity to meet with faculty, take placement tests, meet with an advisor, and register for classes — all in one visit. Attending ProgramsAgriculture (NEW - Cannabis … read more

Sandwiches with Sam

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Cougar Cafè
Join your representatives from Student Senate for a free lunch and meet-and-greet with HCC's new Chief Academic Officer/Vice President of Academic Services Sam Agdasi. Choose from a smoked turkey … read more

ECE Community Celebration

Thursday, April 27, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Children's Hands on Museum in the Lincoln Mall
Now is the time to get connected with Highland Early Childhood Education! You'll have the opportunity to meet with ECE staff and mentors, HCC advisors, financial aid and admissions! We'll cover … read more

Big Band Concert

Friday, April 28, 2023
7:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre
Swing along with the Highland Big Band featuring classic jazz standards like Benny Goodman's "Woodchopper's Ball," Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas," Dizzy Gillespie's "Manteca," Miles Davis' "Blue In … read more

HCC Legacy Gala

Saturday, April 29, 2023
4:30 pm
Location: Wagner House, 1 E. Spring St., Freeport, IL
Join Highland Community College and the Foundation for the annual Legacy Gala. Recipients of the HCC Legacy Award will be honored. Candice King, Eyewitness New Chief Meteorologist and HCC alumnus, … read more

Instrumental Music Concert

Friday, May 5, 2023
7:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre
The Concert Band and Highland Orchestra join forces to present a compelling evening of music. Selections from the Concert Band and Orchestra include:"Incantation and Dance" by John Barnes … read more

Cap & Gown Pick Up

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-201)
Pick up your cap, gown, Honors Chords, and PTK Stoles ahead of graduation! Gown steaming is 1 – 4 p.m. on May 11 and 9 a.m. – noon on May 12 in H-209 read more

End of Year Picnic

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Outside Building M
After grabbing your cap and gown, swing by the picnic and fuel up on a cheeseburger! (vegan option available) You've worked hard; it's time to celebrate! *This free event is open to all HCC … read more

Campfire & Movie Night

Friday, May 12, 2023
7:00 pm
Location: Outside of the Cougar Cafè
Come roast s'mores on the campfire and enjoy "I Know What You Did Last Summer." read more

Royal Scots Show LV

Friday, May 12, 2023
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center Theatre
The 55th Annual Royal Scots Show is a high-energy performance of vocal jazz, a cappella, du-wop, musicals, gospel, and pop music. Featuring the hottest stage band on the prairie, the 7 piece Highland … read more

GED Graduation

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
6:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-201)
Celebrate the 2023 GED graduates! The ceremony will take place on Highland's campus in the Student/Conference Center (Building H). View a campus map here read more

2023 Commencement

Saturday, May 20, 2023
10:00 am
Location: Highland Community College Campus
Celebrate the class of 2023 during Highland's 60th Commencement! Commencement will take place in the courtyard between the Marvin-Burt Liberal Arts Center and Natural Science Center. Guest parking … read more

Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2023
Highland Community College is closed in observance of Memorial Day read more

New Graduate Express Registration

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-116A)
New graduates can sign up for summer and fall classes at a special, extended-hours registration event for new grads! You'll be able to take placement tests, meet with an advisor, and register for … read more

Summerset 48: Matilda the Musical

Thursday, June 22, 2023
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center
Matilda: The Musical is a heartwarming tale that follows the journey of a young girl as she discovers her strength and identity while searching for a place to call home. With its upbeat dance … read more

Summerset 48: Matilda the Musical

Friday, June 23, 2023
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center
Matilda: The Musical is a heartwarming tale that follows the journey of a young girl as she discovers her strength and identity while searching for a place to call home. With its upbeat dance … read more

Summerset 48: Matilda the Musical

Saturday, June 24, 2023
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center
Matilda: The Musical is a heartwarming tale that follows the journey of a young girl as she discovers her strength and identity while searching for a place to call home. With its upbeat dance … read more

Summerset 48: Matilda the Musical

Thursday, June 29, 2023
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center
Matilda: The Musical is a heartwarming tale that follows the journey of a young girl as she discovers her strength and identity while searching for a place to call home. With its upbeat dance … read more

Summerset 48: Matilda the Musical

Friday, June 30, 2023
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center
Matilda: The Musical is a heartwarming tale that follows the journey of a young girl as she discovers her strength and identity while searching for a place to call home. With its upbeat dance … read more

Summerset 48: Matilda the Musical

Saturday, July 1, 2023
7:30 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center
Matilda: The Musical is a heartwarming tale that follows the journey of a young girl as she discovers her strength and identity while searching for a place to call home. With its upbeat dance … read more

Summerset 48: Matilda the Musical

Sunday, July 2, 2023
3:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center
Matilda: The Musical is a heartwarming tale that follows the journey of a young girl as she discovers her strength and identity while searching for a place to call home. With its upbeat dance … read more