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:

  • Dec

    Fair Food Business Boot Camp

    9:00am, Food Sol at Babson College Three days of intensive training gives emerging good food entrepreneurs the skills and resources they need to thrive. The event is led by organic food entrepreneur Jay Friedlander, the Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business at College of the Atlantic.
  • Dec

    Explore the Northern Forest Canoe Trail with Nicole Grohoski

    7:00pm, Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor The Jesup Library presents Cadillac Mountain Sports Speaker Series.
  • Dec

    Acadia National Park Centennial Celebration

    4:00pm, Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center Join the Acadia Centennial Partners for the final Acadia Centennial Gathering and Partnership Celebration! Featuring addresses by COA president Darron Collins ’92 and others.
  • Dec

    Richard Buckner // Nat Baldwin

    9:00pm, Lompoc Cafe, Bar Harbor Two singer-songwriters perform.
  • Dec

    The Grinch

    4:00pm, Criterion Theatre, Bar Harbor Bar Harbor’s own Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers bring Dr. Suess’ holiday classic to the big stage.