Varsity sport participation does not excuse student-athletes from course work requirements or class attendance policies. When team travel or competition creates class conflicts, students should respectfully inform faculty as soon as possible (preferably in person) and inquire if alternatives can be arranged. When able, most faculty will work with students regarding appropriate accommodations. However, there is no requirement for them to do so and students must be prepared to put academic obligations before team commitments. Coaches will understand and are prepared to work through these conflicts when they occur.