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

    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.
  • Oct

    Indoor Soccer

    7:15pm, MDI YMCA Everybody is invited to participate in this beautiful, bonding sport.
  • Oct

    Fall Thoreau Gathering

    All Day, Gates Center The Henry David Thoreau Environmental Leaders Initiative at College of the Atlantic hosts the first of three gatherings for the 2016-17 school year, offering peer-to-peer training and collaborative skill building workshops for students interested in renewable energy and climate change projects.
  • Nov

    Arctic Observations, Summer 2016: Greenland & the Canadian Arctic

    4:10pm, McCormick Lecture Hall Photojournalist and Island Institute co-founder Peter Ralston shares images and reflections of his visit to the remote northern reaches of the planet at College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum.
  • Nov

    Soul Flow

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