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 lrupp@coa.edu to learn how. 

Upcoming student activities:

  • Apr
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    Springtime TeaTime!

    2:30pm, Deering Common Spring in Maine can take awhile to officially “spring!” Thus, the beginning of Spring term is the perfect time to curl up in Deering Common with knitting or course reading, and enjoy cookies and coffee by the fire.
  • Apr
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    The Good Film Club Presents: Love

    6:30pm, Deering Common Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.
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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.
  • May
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    Bateau Press

    9:00am, Deering Common - Leadership Room Students at COA need a place to gather to discuss literature and the business of contemporary literature production in the United States.
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    Hike Beech Mountain with the Outing Club

    1:00pm, Whale Skull This trail leads up through the cliffs of Acadia National Park’s Beech Mountain, giving hikers a commanding view over Echo Lake and the southwestern region of Mount Desert Island. At the top of the summit sits a historic fire tower, which was in use between 1941 and the mid 1950s.