Welcome to the Student Activities Office

Programs and Upcoming Events

Carleton Cupboard: Available starting November 24. Register to use the Carleton Cupboard

Denimbriodery: Submission Deadline is November 1. Register for the Deminbriodery

Student Leadership Involvement Grant (SLIG): Apply for SLIG funding for leadership opportunities

Sayles-Hill Art Display: Submit your artwork to the Sayles-Hill Art Display

Stay Connected! Virtual Programming & Activities

In response to COVID-19, the Student Activities Office will continue to develop online programming and engagement opportunities for Carleton students.

There are TONS of things to do and see virtually. We are creating ways to keep everyone entertained and connected while at home. We’re also sharing some of our favorites from across the web (see list below). We’re updating this list regularly, so check back often. If you know of additional ideas or resources you think we should share, please let us know: sao@carleton.edu

Fun Resources, Information, & Things to Do

This page will be updated periodically, so check back each week!

A Call to Action

Local Events & Resources


Looking to get creative and explore the arts? Take a moment to check out these activities!


Want to learn a new skill? or explore something new? Look below for some opportunities!

Games & Competitions

Stay engaged by exploring the variety of online games and competitions!

Health & Wellbeing

Maintain a healthy balance by continuing to stay active with these various workouts and cooking classes!


Tune in online and stay connected with the music scene. Make sure to check out the musical performances by a variety of artists!

Animal Cams

Take a moment to relax and observe a variety of animals!

Social & Leisure

There are plenty of opportunities to socialize virtually. Stay connected with these activities!

Online Volunteering Opportunities

Looking for volunteer opportunities this spring term? Make an impact through these online services!

  • Catchafire: Check out the variety of nonprofits and their volunteering needs.
  • United Nations Volunteers: Connect with organizations and other volunteers to address world challenges and make change.
  • Goodwill: Join others in volunteering on an online project, or volunteer to lead your own.
  • Be My Eyes: An application working towards making the world more accessible for blind and low-vision individuals. Help individuals solve problems and take on challenges.

Mission Statement: Student Activities Office

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.

Group Values of the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB)

  • Accountability: Including Punctuality, Responsibility, Dependability & Reliability
  • Collaboration: Including Teamwork, Camaraderie, Cohesiveness, Supportiveness
  • Passion: Including Attentiveness, Humor, Positivity, Engaged, Enthusiasm
  • Respect: Including Understanding, Open-mindedness, Awareness of Others, Compassion