Official rules for Unofficial

Official rules for Unofficial

Special rules & ordinances for Unofficial

Bar entry age: By executive order of the mayor of Champaign, bar entry in the Champaign campus area will be allowed only to patrons 21 years of age and older on March 4. Additionally, bar hours will be limited to 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Minors possessing alcohol: Those under 21 years old who are found in possession of or who have consumed alcohol may face a minimum fine of $300 in Urbana and $310 in Champaign. Minors may also face a suspension of their driver's license upon a conviction for this offense.

Unlawful use of ID / Misrepresentation of age: Those who possess or present illegal IDs to include false, fraudulent or altered IDs as well as IDs not belonging to them may face minimum fines of $300 in Urbana and $310 in Champaign. Violations also will be submitted to the Illinois Secretary of State and could result in a suspension or revocation of driver's licenses. This may also apply to persons who loan their ID to another.

Private parties: Private functions where the host is charging admission, charging for cups or wrist bands or in any way compelling a person to pay for alcohol are operating as an illegal liquor establishment and are subject to multiple fines. Private-party hosts must ensure that minors are not receiving or consuming alcohol. If minors are found to be consuming alcohol at these events, hosts could be charged with separate counts of providing alcohol to minors for each minor found consuming.

Kegs: The city of Champaign requires permits for possession of multiple kegs of alcohol. No keg permits will be issued during the week the event occurs. Individuals possessing multiple kegs or locations with multiple kegs will be cited under this ordinance. In the case of location-based violations, each of the residents occupying that location may be cited under that ordinance.

Throwing of dangerous material: The throwing of dangerous materials is a violation in both cities. The minimum fine in Urbana is $165; the fine in Champaign is $215. In Champaign, if the material is thrown from a balcony, the officers may charge the resident or residents as well as the person throwing the material. In the event of injury or death resulting from thrown objects, offenders could face more serious penalties including criminal charges.

Nuisance parties: Champaign and Urbana have ordinances that prohibit nuisance parties. Disorderly, disruptive conduct or conduct that creates a public safety concern typically will result in enforcement. Officers may order the termination of the party and clearing of the event location. Failure to respond to the officer's direction at these nuisance parties could result in additional charges.

Classroom disruptions: Disruptions in UI classrooms or of academic business will not be tolerated. Students or others who interfere with the academic mission of the university will face serious consequences including but not limited to arrest and referral to student discipline offices.

University residence halls: From March 5 through March 7 (Friday through Sunday), residents of UI housing will not be able to host any guests who are not UI students. All UI students will need to have their university ID in their possession at all times. Anyone not possessing a UI ID will be asked to leave the facility immediately.

Parking issues: Many campus lots have rented spaces or are private lots. Vehicles parked illegally are likely to be relocated at the vehicle owner's expense. During the 2010 event, more than 160 vehicles were towed at the expense of the owner.

Source: Official Public Safety Page on Unofficial (Facebook)

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