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:
  • Anime and Gaming Club
  • Botany Club
  • COA Council on Foreign Affairs
  • College of the Atlantic Quidditch Team
  • Earth in Brackets
  • Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Group
  • Fiber Arts Club
  • The Good Film Club
  • Picante Pelotas Futbol Club
  • Poetry Collective
  • Random Acts of Kindness Club
  • Sore Toes
  • Spectrum
  • Student Framework for Environmental and Social Justice
  • Vegan/Vegetarian Club
  • Woodworking Club
  • Zero Waste Club
Want to create a new student organization?

Contact Lauren Rupp at to learn how. 

Upcoming student activities:

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    Fireside Friday

    2:30pm, Deering Common Winter term marks the return of Fireside Fridays! Woo hoo! Curl up in Deering Common with knitting or course reading, and enjoy cookies and coffee by the fire.

  • Feb
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    Community Valentine Potluck Supper

    5:00pm, St. Saviour’s Parish Join community members and friends for an evening potluck with the ones you love!
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    Midwifery Group Meeting

    6:00pm, Deering Common Join a group of COA community members gathering every friday for a wide-ranging discussion of the practice of midwifery
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    Game Night

    8:00pm, Turrets The end of the week is here! Come on down to Turrets for all the exciting action at our weekly game night.
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    Flamenco Dance Workshop

    2:00pm, Gates Center Join Portland-based flamenco and classical guitarist Gregoire Pearce and contemporary flamenco dancer Lindsey Bourassa for a Flamenco Dance Workshop. A performance, from the pair, will follow at 7:00pm.