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

    The Nature of Halloween

    5:00pm, Dorr Museum of Natural History The Nature of Halloween: a spooky evening of fun and learning for all ages, presented by the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History and Acadia National Park.
  • Oct

    Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam

    7:00pm, Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor Calling all poets and lovers of poetry!
  • Oct

    GoldenOak Live!

    7:00pm, Gates Center Folk/indie band GoldenOak, including Zak Kendall ’17, Seth Wegner ’15, and Eloise Schultz ’16, takes the stage for a night of live music, with opening guest Max Garcia Conover.
  • Oct

    Soul Flow

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

    Solar for Farms and Businesses Workshop

    5:30pm, Deering Common College of the Atlantic’s new Community Energy Center launches a program providing a free analysis of solar power and energy efficiency potentials.