Overlooking campus in the autumn.

Welcome to COA!

College of the Atlantic’s Family Weekend is Friday, October 7–Monday, October 10, 2016. This year is Acadia National Park’s 100th anniversary and we are featuring walks, talks, artwork, and projects by alumni in, on, and about Acadia.

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Note: Pre-registration is required for many of the weekend’s activities. Registration deadline is Friday, September 30, 2016.


What we have in store

October is a perfect time to be on Mount Desert Island. The foliage is gorgeous, campus is in full swing, and Bar Harbor has quieted down from the summer tourist season. Whether it is your first visit, or you’ve been here many times before, we look forward to seeing you.

Take a look at the the intellectual and cultural offerings, outdoor adventures, and fun activities we have planned — many of them just for students and their families.

Family Weekend Preliminary Schedule of Events