Cougar Activities Board

Free events planned FOR students, BY students.

We provide all students with a variety of co-curricular programming that will enhance your sense of belonging and enrich your campus life experience here at the College of Charleston. All for fun, all for free.

What's Going On Right Now?

Follow us on Instagram at @cofccab to see our current programming lineup, highlights from recent events, and more! 

Current students can find all of our events on Cougar Connect.

CAB on Instagram

About CAB

Learn about who we are and what we do.
  • CAB History

    The Cougar Activities Board was created in the spring of 1980. Previously, the Entertainment Committee of SGA handled the programming for the campus, but as our campus grew, so did the need to develop a board whose primary focus was programming. Although our name has changed many times over the years (College Union Board, College Activities Board, Cougar Productions), our goal has always remained the same: to provide premier, FREE programming to all CofC students.

  • Programming Categories

    Live Entertainment highlighting music, comedy, hypnotists, mentalists, talent shows, open mic-nights, etc)


    Traditional events, dance parties, game shows, trivia nights, bingo nights, movies, video game tournaments


    Small community-builders; dinner parties; resource drives; impactful, topical, discussion-based events


    Novelties, make & takes, crafts, daytime performers, trips & community events, commuter engagement


    Not a part of CAB? No problem! Apply for a co-sponsorship and we’ll help your organization’s next big event happen! 

  • Past Event Hits

    Here's just a taste of some of the amazing programming we've brought to our campus!


    Trigg Watson, The Indigo Girls, They Might Be Giants, Frank Warren, Godfrey, Yunc Joc, Jim Breuer, TWISTA, Corey Smith, Cassadee Pope


    Charleston Stars Drag Pageant, CABcade, Late Night Laughs, CABflix & Chill, Murder Mystery Dinner Parties, Taylor Swift Karaoke Night, CAB Coffeehouse


    Casino Night, Back to School & Grocery Bingo, The Price is Right, Trivia Night, Nerdology


    Bourbon St. Blowout, Haunted CofC, Retro Block Party, April Showers, Cougarpalooza, Barbie Silent Disco, Leap Day Baby Birthday Bash


    Sunset Harbor Cruise, SC Aquarium, International African American Museum, Carowinds, Charleston Riverdogs, Ghosts & Graveyards Tour, Coastal Carolina Fair, Escape Rooms


    Yoga in the Yard, Relax & Recharge, Friendsgiving, Cooking Classes, Mindfulness & Meditation


    Poetry Night, Supper Club, Speed Friending, Sexual Wellness Fest, Canvas Couture: A Gala for Giving


    Stuff-A-Bear, Succulent Potting, Paint’N’Sips, Photo Booths, Dorm Décor, Street Signs 

  • Mission & Core Values

    The Cougar Activities Board provides all CofC students with a variety of co-curricular programming that enhances and enriches the campus life experience. We aim to...

    • Create & facilitate campus-wide programming that is dynamic, lively, and promotes a sense of belonging & engagement at the College of Charleston.  
    • Work to unify the campus community by providing diverse programming that reaches the entire student population.  
    • Cultivate student leadership, organization, dedication, time management, and responsibility among members & student population.