The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is comprised of four committees that each address a different aspect of social programming at Gettysburg College. The committees include the Attic Advisory Board, Live Performance, Special Events, and Traditions. In addition to the committees, we are also co-host and co-sponsor many events with the Attic, which is an on-campus student-designed night club. Through these committees, CAB is able to provide a social outlet for the entire campus community.
The Attic Advisory Board (AAB)
The Attic Advisory Board (AAB) is responsible for planning a variety of events that take place in the Attic venue. Some of the popular events that AAB plans are: Pub Trivia, Build-A-Bae, Spring-O, Paint Nights, and themed parties. Understanding that the Attic is a great space for social programming, AAB aims to have unique and engaging programs. Anyone who is interested in the programming that takes place in the Attic is encouraged to contact one of the Attic Coordinators or attend an AAB meeting!
The Live Performance Committee aims to provide the campus with opportunities to enjoy an array of musical guests, as well as other types of live performance. The Live Performance Committee will often use the Junction as a venue for these performances, allowing students to immerse themselves in a comfortable setting while grabbing a coffee from Commons or dinner from the Bullet Hole.
Throughout the academic year, many of these performances will take on a "coffeehouse" feel with single artists performing. Past performances have included acoustic music of various genres, as well as spoken word artists. These performers are usually not big name artists, but are wildly talented nevertheless.
The Special Events Committee is responsible for planning a wide array of entertaining events. Each month, they plan a Midnight Madness in conjunction with our dining staff, providing the campus with late night snacks and entertainment. They also plan movie nights a few times per year to give students the opportunity to see movies that either just came out or are not yet on Netflix, Hulu, or any other streaming service!
The Special Events Committee is often the committee that has the most creativity! In the past, their events have ranged from Bubble Soccer to succulent planting events. They have also been able to bring comedians and magicians to campus, as well as transport students to exciting off-campus events, such as the National Apple Harvest Festival or a Snow Tubing Trip to Liberty Mountain Resort.
The Traditions committee is responsible for four large-scale programs that take place each academic year. These events are: International Food Festival, the NYC Bus Trip, Snowball, and SpringFest.
The International Food Festival takes place each September. Weather permitting, the event will take place outside with food trucks lining West Lincoln Avenue, between the Campus Union Building and Servo. The event features food from all over the world and is a wildly popular event among students.
The NYC Bus Trip usually occurs in late October or early November. The Traditions Committee usually plans to have two coach buses for this trip, allowing students to travel from campus to NYC in comfort. Many students use this trip as a way to explore NYC for a day, but the Traditions Committee also purchases a number of tickets to a Broadway show to allow students to see a musical for a significantly discounted price!
Snowball occurs every February in the ballroom on campus. The event features a big band for the majority of the event, with a DJ taking over for the end of the evening. Each year, Snowball adopts a new theme, but students can always count on a fun evening where they can dress in their best and dance the night away.
SpringFest is the largest event that the Traditions Committee plans, as it spans over multiple days. SpringFest will take place in late April and is one of the most beloved events on campus, kicking off on Thursday night with an outdoor movie and ending with the large Saturday celebration featuring a DJ, food trucks, inflatables, and more!