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Upcoming Events & Highlights

  • NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE! Interested in working with the Student Activities Programming Board, New Student Week, or the Cave? Click here for more information about our student employment opportunities for this Spring and next Fall!
  • Superhero Dance & Cowling Dance DJ Application - Click here to apply to be a student DJ for the upcoming Superhero Dance and Cowling Dance. Applications close at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1.
  • Superhero Dance Guest Registration - Click here to register your guest for the Superhero Dance. Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4.
  • Calling all Artists! The Sayles-Hill Campus Center has display space for local artists! Click here for more information.
  • Table and Banner reservations available online. Click here for more information.

Welcome to the Student Activities Office! We hope you find our site helpful as a student, faculty/staff member, alumnus/a or guest. The office plays an integral role in supporting and carrying forth the educational mission of the College by providing programs and services that build a sense of community and enhance the quality of campus life.

In addition to the Student Activities Office, the Sayles-Hill Campus Center is home to a variety of offices and services, including the Carleton Student Association (CSA), Carletonian (student-run newspaper), KRLX 88.1 FM, Career Center, Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE), Security Services, Information Desk, Post Office, Campus Services, Carleton Bookstore, Sayles Cafe, a computer lab, a variety of meeting rooms, and a TV Lounge with billiard tables.

The Student Activities Office does a little bit of everything, including planning programs and events and assisting student organizations. If you have an idea for an event or would like assistance starting a new student organization, we can help.

Statement of Purpose:

The Student Activities Office develops and coordinates a variety of social, recreational, cultural, and developmental programs and services. In conjunction with The Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) and The Carleton Student Association (CSA), we offer and support programs and services designed to challenge beliefs, educate others, inspire the individual, entertain the soul, and create a sense of campus community and pride.

What We Do:

Support student organizations and events:

  • Advise a variety of student organizations including Carleton's Academic Teams (Model UN, Mock Trial, Academic Quiz Team, Forensics/Speech and Debate)
  • Advise the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB)
  • Support the Carleton Student Association (CSA)
  • Advise and assist student coordinated events
  • Support The Cave, KRLX, and The Student Union Movie Organization (SUMO), and the Student Band Room in Goodhue
  • Coordinate the Student Organization Fair
  • Coordinate the registration process for student initiated events
  • Provide a variety of workshops designed to assist student organizations with a variety of topics, including tips on planning an event, risk management and fine-tuning their leadership skills

Sponsor (or co-sponsor) major events:

  • New Student Week
  • Student Organization Fair
  • Halloween Dance & Costume Contest
  • The Golden Schillers (with PEPS)
  • MidWinter Ball
  • Spring Concert
  • Senior Week
  • End of Term Study Breaks (with the Gould Library)
  • Many one-time/impromptu events, such Ice Skating at The Depot or Apple Picking here in Northfield

Support the Sayles-Hill Campus Center:

  • Submit work requests
  • Provide long-term vision for the facility
  • Manage equipment and furniture needs
  • Work with students, faculty, and staff in addressing common concerns related to the facility

Produce publications:

  • Noon News Bulletin (NNB): The NNB is published Monday/Wednesday/Friday and is available in the dining halls and at the newspaper rack in Sayles-Hill. It is also available online on the Student Activities website in PDF format. For text and print ad information click here.
  • The Lagniappe (student planner): The Lagniappe is produced spring term for the following year. Submissions for 2015-2016 will be open until Friday, May 8, 2015, click here.