The Activities Board is Carnegie Mellon University's largest student-run programming board, all events 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 five main committees: Concerts, Events, Films, Publicity, and Speakers. Tech is also a committee in the Activities Board, governed seperately from the AB organization as a whole.
We generally hold events at least two times a month during the school year, if not much more. Learn more about our five committees below by hovering (or clicking if you're on mobile) on each image below:
From local artists to festival headliners, the Concerts team brings musical talent to CMU. Past acts brought to campus include mxmtoon, Walk the Moon, and nghtmre.
Concerts Chair: Victoria Liu
Responsible for providing the campus community with various novelty events throughout the year! Examples include Chili Cookoff, LDOC, Petting Zoo, and trivia nights!
Events Chair: Christy Chang
The Films team screens movies in McConomy Auditorium in the Cohon University Center on Fridays and Saturdays nearly every other weekend.
Films Chairs: Mimi Chuang, Grace Li
The Publicity team manages AB's online presence and branding for all committees in the organization. The team is composed of graphic designers and PR leads.
Publicity Chair: Sunny Sun
The Speakers committee's main purpose is to bring speakers and comedians of a variety backgrounds. Recent acts include Jennette McCurdy, Gaten Matarazzo, and Dominic Fike.
Speakers Chair: Divya Banerjee
All events that we hold from August to May will be reflected in the calendar below! Events are free for students to attend unless otherwise noted in the event description. If you aren't able to see the calendar, you can find it here.
Hover (or click if you're on mobile) on each image to learn more about the reasons why you should join the Activities Board! Note that prior event planning experience is not necessary to join AB!
Meet Artists + Celebrities
When helping out with events, we often set aside time for meet and greets and photo-ops with artists.
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.
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.
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.
Intetested in joining AB Exec 2023-24? Applications are live now! Fill out the form below (or here)!
For general inquiries regarding Carnegie Mellon's Activities Board, please reach out to Main Chair Leela Jay, Internal Development Chair Varshaa Sekar Jayanthi, and/or Publicity Chair Sunny Sun. If you would like to reach out to a specific lead or chair, please check out our officer page!
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