Dear Campus Community,

On Friday, March 6, 2020, many students and visitors will participate in an event known as Unofficial St. Patrick's Day. The university does not support or condone this event.

The Champaign, Urbana, and University of Illinois police departments, assisted by other local and state agencies, will patrol the campus district on March 6. They will enforce all applicable ordinances in commercial and residential areas and have authority to intervene if private parties threaten to disturb the peace. In addition, Champaign and Urbana officials will enact restrictions on liquor sales intended to curb overconsumption. Emergency medical personnel will be available to provide care.

University police will continue to focus on protecting students, staff, faculty, and university property. If asking a disruptive student to leave class could escalate into a confrontation, you may seek assistance from these officers. Should you need to report an incident, call METCAD at 911 for emergencies, 333-8911 for non-emergencies.

As in years past, we have made it clear to students that academic business will continue as usual on Unofficial St. Patrick's Day. Instructors are encouraged not to cancel classes.

The Student Code addresses student responsibilities on campus. Sections 1-102(d) concerns classroom conduct expectations, section 1-305 is the policy on drugs, and section 1-307 focuses on alcohol. The Code empowers instructors to ask disruptive students to leave class. Names of disruptive students should be reported to the Office of Student Conflict Resolution at 217-333-3680.

Students are not to bring any liquids into Foellinger Auditorium and Lincoln Hall Theatre. Longstanding policy prohibits liquids and food in these spaces.

Interference with the academic mission of the university will result in students facing serious consequences. Thank you for reinforcing this message before and on March 6.

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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