CU Lockdown Trivia

with Julie Laut

Spark Joy. Build Community.

Wherein a bookworm and activist in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, missing friends and craving connection, created an online trivia game in March 2020. That small spark blossomed into a weekly gathering, which has raised over $47,000 for non-profits to date. Join us as we continue to spark joy and build community.

The Weekly Game

How It Works

Cogs in the Machine

Every Friday night, teams across Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, the country, and the globe come together to match wits. Find out how the game works. *NOTE: Games will only run the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month in June, July, and August.

Custom Events
On Air Sign

Julie Laut, Trivia Host Extraordinaire, can create a custom game for your family, friends, charity, or professional organization. Learn more about commissioning a game.

About Julie

Julie Laut, PhD, started CU Lockdown Trivia in March of 2020 to build community and bring us all together, at home.



CU Lockdown's (CULT) Friday night games raise money for community efforts in the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, area and across the Midwest. Learn more about our partner organizations!

Sustain CULT

Help defray the costs of running the game (Julie's labor, Zoom account, professional Gmail account, web hosting, etc.). Use Patreon for ongoing support and PayPal or Venmo for periodic support.


CU Lockdown Trivia has created joy and built community since March 2020. Read players' reactions to the game.