About Us

The Activities Board is Carnegie Mellon’s largest student-run programming board, funded by your student activities fee. Since the late 70s, we’ve served and continue to serve the Carnegie Mellon community, bettering the student experience one event at a time. As a part of student government, the organization is comprised of four main committees: Concerts, Speakers, Events, and Publicity. Tech and Films are also committees in the Activities Board but are governed seperately from the AB organization as a whole.

Generally holding events at least two times a month during the school year, if not much more, some annual events we organize include the fall/Carnival concert, the Carnival Comedy Show, Chili Cookoff, Petting Zoo, and Last Day of Classes. Recent acts we've brought to campus include mxmtoon, Jimmy O. Yang, Antoni Porowski, Nghtmre, San Holo, Josh Peck, and Grant Imahara.

Why Join

Hover (or click if you're on mobile) on each image to learn more about the reasons why you should join the Activities Board!

past and current ab members at a meet and greet with casey neistat, a famous youtuber

Meet Artists + Celebrities

When helping out with events, we often set aside time for meet and greets and photo-ops with artists.

18-19 year ab chair tabling at the activities fair

Learn and Serve

Whether its learning how to plan a concert from start to end or refining skills in marketing, design, or web development, AB provides a space for you to learn and leverage your technical and interpersonal skills to provide free entertainment for the greater CMU community.

ab members pumpkin carving at team bonding

A Community On and Off Campus

Though we are a group of people that puts up events for CMU, we are, most importantly, a group of individuals passionate about helping each other grow and achieve our goals in and out of the classroom and UC316.

ab members taking a photo together in the uc elevators


Let's face it, Carnegie Mellon isn't the most relaxing place we could've ended up. Our coursework quickly piles up and even event planning is a bit stressful. However, we strive find the fun, joy, and excitement in the things we do, big or small.

Interest Form

Interested in joining the Activities Board? Fill out the form below (or here) and you will be added to our mailing list. Anyone currently enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University is welcome to join (no cuts).

Recruitment Events + Giveaway

poster of ab recruitment events happening throughout the week such as giveaways, virtual fair, and first gbm

Be sure to follow our socials such that you are eligible for our giveaways (given that you are a currently-enrolled CMU student)! We do check ;-)


Questions about recruitment? Feel free to email Publicity Chair Sunny Sun (sunnysun) and/or Activities Board Main Lindsey Helsel (lhelsel)! Just sayin, you should follow our Instagram and give our Facebook Page a thumbs up. Just sayin.

A more fleshed out version of the contacts page, as well as this website, will be released mid-September! Stay tuned :-)

AB Web Dev 2020