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New Chapter House DEDICATION and GRAND OPENING Ceremonies!

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Our New Lambda Chi Alpha Chapter House

209 E. Armory

Champaign, IL

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We are excited to finally report – IT'S TIME!

MAKE PLANS NOW to join your Brothers and lifelong friends at the biggest event in Chi Zeta's history – the DEDICATION and GRAND OPENING of our fantastic new Chapter House at 209 E. Armory !!

Our goal is for all Lambda Chis to come together at this momentous event, and you really don't want to be left out. So mark your calendar NOW for September 8-9, 2017, then click on the Registration button to RSVP (required) and order football tickets. Also, check below for full info on making hotel reservations (rooms go fast!). This site will be updated as we finalize our schedule of once-in-a-lifetime events, so check back often, and check out our main web site at – but register NOW to reserve your place.

Questions? Email us at -- we'll get back promptly!

NEW! Final Revised SCHEDULE:

Our formal Dedication with dignitaries from Lambda Chi Alpha, the U. of I. and City of Champaign will be held on Friday afternoon. All Brothers are invited to attend, but that's optional. The real festivities – our huge Grand Opening and Chapter Dedication – start with Friday night's Alumni reception and continue all day on Saturday. JUST ANNOUNCED: Saturday's game is a televised NIGHT game, so our schedule is even better than before!

Friday, Sept. 8th:

Formal House Dedication Ribbon Cutting Ceremony -- 2 to 4 p.m. (optional)
Welcoming Reception with Old Friends at Joe's Brewery -- 9 p.m. 'till ?? (be there!)

Saturday, Sept. 9:

Registration -- starting at Noon (bagels and coffee)
Grand Opening and Chapter Dedication Ceremonies -- 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Historic Group Photos -- 3:00 p.m.
Tours, Socializing and Refreshments -- 3:15 p.m.-on
Reception and Dinner at the House -- (4:30?) 5:00 p.m.
Illinois vs. Western Kentucky -- 7:00-10:00 p.m. (or watch in the new Rec Room!)
Post-Game Gathering, Pizza & Refreshments -- 10:00-ish 'till ??

REGISTRATION/ RSVP: We need to know who will be attending, to make plans AND to let you see who's coming (and let your Brothers know you'll be there!). Just click on the Registration button (above) and let us know how many will be attending (you plus guests). To cover our costs so all donations can go straight to finishing our beautiful new house, there will be a cover charge of $40/adult, collected at registration the day of the event.

FOOTBALL TICKETS: We have a block of 150 tickets (or more) at just $35 each, but you must place your order before August 25 (earlier is better for us; thanks). Just click on the Registration button (above) and indicate the number of tickets you want. They will be available at the house before the game.

PARKING and TRANSPORTATION: Brother, don't let concerns about parking or transportation deter you from joining in this unforgettable event. We are making arrangements for parking and shuttle services, and will work with you personally, if needed, to assure your access to the biggest moment in Chi Zeta's history. Just register and make your arrangements now, then watch for further details. We want everyone to be together for this one!

Please visit the university parking website for information on lots available for public parking.

Please do not park on the streets surrounding the house. These are not public spaces and you will be ticketed and towed.

HOTELS: We have arranged blocks of rooms at several nearby hotels, but they will go fast. Check the details below, and then contact your preferred hotel directly BEFORE AUGUST 9th to make a reservation using the phone number and event codes listed.

  • Room arrangements include 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Bed layouts.
  • All reservations are for Friday and Saturday nights – except for Hawthorne Suites which will be Saturday only
  • Book before August 9th!! Our reservations are not guaranteed beyond this date

Marriott – TownePlace Suites Champaign Urbana/Campustown

Address: 603 S 6th St, Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 344-1600 (BUT do not call for reservations; use link below only)

20 rooms reserved
1 or 2 nights stay

For reservation, use this link: Marriott TownePlace Suites LCA Online Reservation

Illini Union Hotel

Address: 1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-1241

$177/night for a full-size bed *
$187/night for a queen/king *
$100 discount will apply to a 2-night stay

35 rooms reserved
1 or 2 nights’ stay

Group Booking Code: Lambda

Hampton Inn

Address: 1200 W University Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 337-1100


20 rooms reserved

Group Code: LCA

Best Western Paradise Inn

Address: 709 N Dunlap St, Savoy, IL 61874
Phone: (217) 356-1824

$92.99/night for a king bed
$110.99/night for two queen beds

20 rooms reserved

Group Code: #32, Lambda Group

Hawthorne Suites

Address: 101 Trade Center Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 398-3400

$149.99/night for a king bed
$159.99/night for two double beds

30 rooms reserved (SATURDAY 9/9/17 ONLY)

Group Code: CG09LA

So block the dates, September 8-9, 2017 – clear them if you have to.

You cannot miss the Chi Zeta event of our lifetimes! Your many close friends from back in the day want to see you again, you want to see them (admit it!), and we all deserve this unforgettable celebration.

There may never be a gathering this large again in Chi Zeta's future, or at least not in ours! So do whatever it takes to join in the festivities and make memories together that you'll cherish forever.

ATTENDEES (as of September 4)

Last Name First Name (Guests)

Anderson Russ

Andre Pat

Baird Douglas

Baker Kenneth (Kenneth)

Barszcz Ralph

Bechtel Brad

Beckmann Mark

Berg Pete

Berger Eric

Berman Robin

Bernas Mark

Bialorucki Paul

Biell Tony (Tony)

Clarke Rob

Conlin Jim

Conway Mike

Cooper Jason

Crook John (Wannell)

Daleo Jim (Beth)

Davern Jono (Guest)

Denlinger John

Dickson Brad (Janet)

Dietrich Kurt

Dohrer Tom

Drescher Dan (Barb)

Dutton David (Tina)

Edwards Tad

Ehrhart Jim

Fedder Mark (Mary)

Ferriss David

Fessler Jim

Finn Michael

Flesher Rob

Fortier Dave

Galla Jay (Siddharth)

Galloro Vince

Gary Chris

Gordon H Don

Goss Tim

Grevice Gary

Gusewelle Glen

Haas John (Rachel)

Haefling Jeremy (Erin, Morgan, Bridget,Kate, Maggie, Lucy)

Haimbaugh Steve

Hazelrigg Matt

Herrick Joel

Honer Adrian

Jachimiec Brandon

Jacobs Derk

Jeckel Larry (Larry)

Jirik Mark

Johnson Gary

Johnson Jeff

Johnson Richard (Susan)

Johnson B'Ann (Jeff, Stacy, Lilly, Claire)

Johnston Randy (Matt)

Kadubek Mike (Karen)

Kale Peter (PJ, Peter)

Karacic Joseph (Barb)

Kardas Kim

Kaskovich Rob

Kaufman Nathan

Kittler Tom

Klocke Dennis (Dennis)

Konopacki Joe

Konopacki Peter

Konopacki Ted (Alexandra)

Kraut Tre

Kristo Bryce

Krone Todd

Kulik Jeff (Michelle)

Lacey Rob

LaFond Steve (Beth)

Lembke Mike (Mike)

Lipe Steve

Lundstedt Dan (Lauren)

Lyons Matthew

McGreevey Quintin

McIlrath James

McKeown Thomas

Mankivsky Dan (Laura)

Markowski Matt

Megginson Nate

Mennel Eric

Melinder Richard (Carol)

Metzler Richard

Meuris Michael

Miller Dale (Marilyn)

Mitchell Doug (Kent)

Mohan John (Lori)

Moody Ted

Murphy Matt (Megan)

Murphy Matt

Naour Paul

Naughton Pat (Esa)

Naughton Tim

Nelson Dan (Guest)

Nicolls Brian

Nolan Joe

Nora Mike (Mike)

Nunemaker Rick (Jane)

O'Shaughnessy Kevin

Olson Don (Laurel)

Padget Brendan (Guest)

Parks Leo (Nancy)

Parsons Steve

Patel Amit

Pawlak Joe

Peck John

Pergande Ron

Pitts Jeffrey

Ponce Jordan

Powell Jimmy

Powell John

Prast Larry

Prebil Chas (Amber Reynolds)

Prebil Dick (Tricia)

Prebil Will (Angela Pahigianis)

Prince Phillip

Prince Tyler

Prosise Mike (Katie)

Prosperi Mitch

Randel Barret

Reed Charley

Rhyne Trent

Riemer Joel

Rinker Robert Gordon (Diana Miller)

Romano Joseph

Rowley Ryan

Sadowski Jonathan

Samuelson Craig

Schaefer Mickey

Schmoe Doug

Sears Terry (Patti)

Shule Bruce (Guest)

Smilie Scott

Spahr Chris

Stallman Bill

Stirniman John

Stolte Michael

Strebel Kevin

Sturnfield Lucas (Valerie)

Sullivan Mike

Switzer Paul

Tierney Brian

Tracy Ken

Valcik Dave (Jeanne)

Vallar Jason (Leslie)

Valter Shawn

Vanderwall Bob (Sharon Reed)

Varga Tom

Vaselopulos Jim (Dana, Emily, Spyros)

Veith Paul

Warfel David

Waters Chris

Willetts Kent

Wilson Scott (Melinda)

Witkay Paul (Cathy)

Wright Jay

Zacharia Ramsen

Zilla Tony


May I bring my spouse and/or children?
Absolutely! Just indicate the total number of attendees when you register, and give us their names on the registration page (for name tags). The cover charge will apply to each adult attendee. Please remember that the Saturday night reception is not appropriate for minors, and there will be libations at the receptions during the ceremonies.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Send us an email at:

Can I update my registration information?
Unfortunately no. Please contact us at: with any changes; thanks.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We will be announcing the details closer to the event. However, please feel free to let us know your special needs at any time, by email to: We want to make this accessible for everyone!

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Champaign, IL

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