Schedule of Events – 50th Anniversary

Eta Lambda – Sigma Chi

50th Anniversary Celebration

April 8-10, 2022

Friday April 8, 2022

10:30am – 5:00pm            Golf – Pete Dye River Course                                                  Tee Times Available for the first 40 Golfers, Male or Female, who email, Only $59 per golfer including carts!

Watch VT Baseball vs N C State, Explore the Huckleberry Trail

6:00pm – 11:00pm                Welcome Party – South End Zone Club, Lane Stadium

Plenty of Food, Wine, Beer, Mixed Drinks – Don’t waste your money on dinner before you arrive! Attire is casual.

Saturday April 9, 2022

10:00am – 11:00am           Restore the Chapter Conversation – Inn at VT *

Our goal is to restore VT Sigma Chi as a fraternal leader on campus so the children of Eta Lambda Brothers, and many others, can enjoy the benefits and create the same wonderful memories that Sigma Chi has given all of us. Come to this event to learn how you can help.

11:00am – 12:00pm          Brotherhood Memorial Event *

Join us as we pay tribute to those Brothers no longer with us.

* Wives, Sweethearts and Friends are Invited to Both Events.

12:30pm – 1:00pm – Athletic Facilities Tour – Meet outside entrance to Merryman Athletic Center on Beamer Way.  Email to reserve your spot.

1:30pm – 3:30pm – Academic Building Tours – Email to sign up.

Ware Lab

We have a tour set up with a start time of 1:30pm at the Ware Lab. The tour will last about 45 minutes depending on questions and interactions with the various students and their team projects. We can take 20 per tour and we will host 2 tours if the demand is there. The first starting at 1:30 pm and the second at 2:30pm.

Description: The Ware Lab houses undergraduate design projects in the College of Engineering where students sharpen theoretical and computational skills learned in the classroom by working on challenging, viable engineering projects. A “hands-on, minds-on” approach has led to a tradition of success for Virginia Tech engineering students — in the classroom, as members of award winning competition. More than 450 students, some receiving academic credit and others serving as volunteers, participate as early as their freshman year.

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Meeting Location: 320 Stanger Street, Military Building, 203, Blacksburg, Virginia.  This is at what you know as “Upper Quad”.

Helmet Lab

We also have a tour set up with the Helmet Lab at 2:30pm. This tour will be led by Stefan Duma, Director, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Sciences.

We can take 10 per tour and can host 2 sessions if the demand is there.

Location: Kelly Hall
325 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

 Description: The VT Helmet Lab is a comprehensive Injury Biomechanics Laboratory founded in 2007 with a specialty for studying brain injury and sport helmets. Since 2011, Virginia Tech researchers have been providing unbiased helmet ratings that allow consumers to make informed decisions when purchasing helmets. The helmet ratings are the culmination of over 10 years of research on head impacts in sports and identify which helmets best reduce concussion risk.

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3:00pm – 4:30pm – House Corporation Meeting – Drillfield Room at The Inn

Mandatory for HC Members.  Optional for Brothers

Noon – 5:00pm           On Your Own

Watch VT Baseball vs N C State, Explore the Huckleberry Trail, Visit your old dorm or apartment complex, Visit a favorite old or new watering hole with your friends

Tour The Visitor and Undergraduate Admission Center
The Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

6:00pm – 12:00am           Sweetheart Reception & 50th Anniversary Celebration                                                Latham Ballroom, Inn at VT, Semi formal attire

Plenty of Food, Wine, Beer, & Adult Beverages

                                         Induction of Inaugural Class of Eta Lambda Hall of Fame

Sunday April 10, 2022 

Thanks for celebrating with us and safe travels. See you in 2027!

                                      Events and Times Subject to Change

Sponsor Information

If you or your company is interested in learning about the benefits of becoming a sponsor of the 50th Anniversary celebration please contact Committee member Eddie Brewer (804.678.9088)

Volunteer Information

We need your help to make the 50th Anniversary celebration the best one ever! To volunteer your time and expertise for a committee please contact Eddie as well.

Help us Find Missing Brothers & Sweethearts

Be sure to tell those whose email address may have changed since 2017 (Pledge Brothers or Brothers & Sweethearts from your era) to visit the Chapter website, to update their contact information so they will receive all future correspondence related to the 50th Anniversary celebration

For periodic update on the 50th Anniversary celebration please visit; for info and to update your contact information

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