The student Dormitory council has seven committees and they’re all pretty great. Booth, Buggy, Dining, Events, Funding, Housing and Student Life, and Publicity.


Booth, one of the oldest and most distinct traditions at Carnegie Mellon, brings together teams of students to design and construct individual carnival booths. It is the mission of SDC to give students the chance to follow their curiosities and nurture their interests through this great CMU tradition. Joining the team, you will explore the depths of industrial design, game production, lighting design, sculpture, or any other form of creation that you chose to add. After eight months, during which we will move from designing to prototyping and finally to building, we will debut our one story booth during Spring Carnival, which takes place in mid-April. We’re excited to have the addition of your ideas, enthusiasm, and skills to the team! Booth meets on Saturdays at 5pm in Wean 5415To join, email
oliverOliver Liburd, Booth Chair
Oliver is a Sophomore Mechanical Engineering Major currently living in Doherty Apartments. He has been an active member of the booth and buggy committees since 2015. Oliver enjoys dancing and he freestyle raps in his spare time.



SDC Buggy builds and races buggies in the CMU Sweepstakes competition each year. Our team consists of dedicated mechanics, drivers, and pushers, all of whom work tirelessly to ensure a strong performance during Raceday. Come join our record-breaking team and take part in one of Carnegie Mellon’s most amazing traditions! Buggy meets on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 7am at the intersection of Tech and Frew streetsTo join, email
joyceJoyce Chen, Buggy Chair
Joyce is a Sophomore Computer Science Major currently living on the Greek Quad in the Alpha Chi Omega house. She has been an active member of the buggy committee since 2015, as well as volunteering at events. Joyce is impressively talented in the art of impulse buying, and once caught a Blastoise standing right outside of Morewood.



The dining committee is comprised of an amazing group of students that help improve our campus dining experiences. We get to work with university staff to provide input and change the way we eat. We also get to manage the Facebook group, To Dining With Love. Help us help you create a better, more student-focused dining experience all while making new friends meeting the awesome people of SDC. Dining meets on Mondays at 6pm in the UndergroundTo join, email
ashwiniAshwini Ganpule, Dining Chair
Ashwini is a Junior Mechanical Engineering major currently serving as an RA in Morewood E-tower. She was active at many SDC events during the 2015-16 year. Ashwini’s guilty pleasure is HGTV’s Property Brothers and she loves to make wishes (on stars, on eyelashes, at 11:11, etc.)




The events committee organizes free and fun stuff for dorm students! These include Breakfast of Champions, Movie premieres, Almost Midnight Breakfast, and more! We’re a fun group of people, come stop by our committee meetings. We’ll have some treats. Events meets on Thursdays at 5pm in the Underground. To join, email

Eric Huang, Events Co-Chair
Eric is a Sophomore Economics major currently serving as an ambassador to Boss House. He was an active member of the Events and Housing&Student Life committees in 2015-16. Eric loves “The 100” and painted the fence for his RA’s birthday last year with his floor.
nicholasNicholas Hougland, Events Co-Chair
Nicholas is a Sophomore Physics major currently living in Fairfax Apartments. He was an active member of the Housing&Student Life and Booth committees in 2015-16. Nicholas’s favorite pizza is Hawaiian, and he has 2 dogs and a turtle named George.



The Funding Committee helps to fund events thought up by dorms, fellow students, and student run organizations. See something awesome happening like free pancakes or the annual food truck block party? The Funding Committee probably had a hand in making it happen. Funding meets on Tuesdays at 6:30pm in the Underground. To join, email
Jonathan Pyo, Funding Chair
Jonathan is a Junior Math major currently living in Webster Hall. He was an active member on the Housing and Student Life committee in 2015-2016. He’s terrible at remembering names and faces. Although he’s quite loud, he is an introvert and likes to spend time by himself.




Do you want to be involved in new and upcoming dorm upgrades? Do you want to improve the campus residential experience? If so, the Housing & Student Life committee is for you! We meet monthly with Housing Services director Tom Cooley to discuss new dorm upgrades and purchase new items for residents. We also work with the Student Life Office, planning for dorm students to meet and mingle. Housing & student life meets on Thursdays at 8pm in the Underground. To join, email
atulyaAtulya Ravishankar, Housing & Student Life Chair
Atulya is a Junior Electrical and Computer Engineering major currently living in Morewood Gardens. He previously served as the Housing & Student Life chair in 2015-16, and has been on that committee since 2014. He was also a part of the 2016 Booth team. Atulya is from Singapore and loves playing cricket!




The Publicity committee has a responsibility to create things that “make sense and look good.” We manage everything that has SDC’s name on it, including posters, spiritwear, and all giveaway items. We also manage the SDC facebook page as well as this website! Publicity meets on Thursdays at 5pm in the UndergroundTo join, email


Katelyn Smith, Publicity Chair
Katelyn is a 4th year Architecture major currently living off-campus. She has been an active member of SDC’s buggy committee since 2014 and served as SDC’s publicity chair in 2015-16. She’s unhealthily obsessed with a cappella music and can be found playing ultimate frisbee on the regular.