COA students tend to have eclectic interests—and lots of them. Much of our energy is channeled into coursework, but we also make room to pursue plenty of other passions outside of class. In the evenings, there may be film screenings, theater productions, poetry out loud, or a meeting to organize a trip to a protest or conference. Students also get together in both official clubs and unofficial groups to botanize, do fiber arts, make music, or create a pop-up restaurant. You’re in a community full of really smart, creative people: who knows what you’ll cook up together.

Current student organizations:
  • 707 Experiential Core
  • Anime and Gaming Club
  • Botany Club
  • Bulk Foods
  • COA Council on Foreign Affairs
  • College of the Atlantic Quidditch Team
  • Cooking Classes
  • Earth in Brackets
  • Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Group
  • Fiber Arts Club
  • Food Club
  • Futbol/Soccer
  • Gardening Club
  • The Good Film Club
  • Midwifery Group
  • Outing Club
  • Picante Pelotas Futbol Club
  • Poetry Collective
  • Random Acts of Kindness Club
  • Salsa Club
  • Sore Toes
  • Spectrum
  • Spirituality Group
  • Student Framework for Environmental and Social Justice
  • Vegan/Vegetarian Club
  • Waterpolo
  • Woodworking Club
  • Yoga
  • Zero Waste Club
Want to create a new student organization?

Contact Nick Jenei at to learn how. 

Upcoming student activities:

  • Oct

    Soul Flow

    4:10pm, Gates Center Join Vinyasa yoga instructor Heather Murray ’95 for a session of movement, laughter, and reflection.
  • Oct

    Solar for Farms and Businesses Workshop

    5:30pm, Deering Common College of the Atlantic’s new Community Energy Center launches a program providing a free analysis of solar power and energy efficiency potentials.
  • Oct

    Zero Waste Club

    6:00pm, Library Seminar Room
    Have you ever thrown anything away and wondered where it goes ? Then this club is for you!
  • Oct

    Earth in Brackets General Assembly

    6:30pm, Elliot Study Space A weekly meeting of College of the Atlantic environmental and social justice activists to talk about important issues in the field.
  • Oct

    Thoreau Gathering Launches with Roundtable on Environmental Communications

    4:00pm, Gates Center A panel on communications opportunities and challenges within environmental and social justice activism will launch College of the Atlantic’s first Thoreau Gathering.