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:

  • Sep

    Discarded Worlds: Astronomical Ideas That Were Almost Correct

    5:30pm, Criterion Theatre Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno, the Director of the Vatican Observatory, delivers the keynote address of the Acadia Night Sky Festival.
  • Sep

    Common Ground Country Fair

    All Day, Common Ground Country Fair Spend the day, the night, or the whole weekend celebrating the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine.
  • Sep

    The Criterion Theatre’s Maine Music Festival

    8:00pm, Criterion Theatre Indie folk band GoldenOak, including Zak Kendall ’17, Seth Wagner ’15, Eloise Schultz ’16, and Lena Kendall, headline an evening of regional bands.
  • Sep

    Soul Flow

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

    Waste on the Wheel: A Recycling Journey Through Northern Lebanon

    4:10pm, McCormick Lecture Hall A project to create Lebanon’s first municipal recycling program will be presented by Projects for Peace grant recipients Anđela Rončević  ’19 and Moni Ayoub ’19 at College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum.