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article 1—student rights and responsibilities

Part 5. Class Attendance

§ 1‑502 Student Athletes

(a) The Athletic Board of the Urbana-Champaign Faculty-Student Senate has delegated authority to review and approve or disapprove schedules for all intercollegiate athletic contests that involve participants from the Urbana-Champaign campus to the Academic Progress and Eligibility Committee (APEC). Each athletic team schedule must adhere to APEC guidelines for approved absences and must be submitted to APEC for approval.

(b) The maximum number of school days absent during a semester for each team cannot exceed ten, not including estimates for championship and other postseason events.
(1) A school day is considered any day classes are scheduled during the semester, including Reading Day.
(2) No away athletic events are allowed during final examination periods.
(3) Any waivers of these regulations require the approval of the Athletic Board at the time of scheduling.

(c) Questions about these policies should be directed to either the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Academic Service Office (333‑2240) or the chair of the Academic Progress and Eligibility Committee.