About Us

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 four main committees: Concerts, Events, 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 four committees below by hovering (or clicking if you're on mobile) on each image below:

image of smallpools band brought to CMU Fall 2019


From local artists to festival headliners, the Concerts team brings musical talent to CMU. Past acts brought to campus include Noah Kahan, COIN, and cupcakKe.

Concerts Chair: Claire Su

past ab cafe chair Vic hosting trivia night


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: Rebecca Baek

ab members in group photo with Antoni Porowski


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: Nathan Pan

balloons from AB chili cookoff


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: Grace Li

Events Calendar

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.

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! Note that prior event planning experience is not necessary to join AB!

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.

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.

Get Involved

Interested in joining AB 2023-24? Join our Slack and our Mailing List!


For general inquiries regarding Carnegie Mellon's Activities Board, please reach out to Main Chair Christy Chang, Internal Development Chair Keerthana Karthikeyan, and/or Publicity Chair Grace Li. If you would like to reach out to a specific lead or chair, please check out our officer page!

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