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

    Telluride MountainFilm on Tour

    2:00pm, Criterion Theatre A two-part screening of the best of documentary shorts from the Colorado-based Telluride Film Festival includes environmentally oriented and outdoor adventure films.
  • Oct

    Soul Flow

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

    Zero Waste Club

    6:00pm, Library Seminar Room
    Have you ever thrown anything away and wondered where it goes ? Then this club is for you!
  • Oct

    Dance Workshop

    6:00pm, Gates Center In this three-hour intensive, Designated Movement and Co. will lead a physical, dance theater workshop that will introduce both actors and dancers to new dance styles and the process of movement-designed work, focusing on key elements including vocabulary, attention to detail, and performance tone & style. The workshop will culminate in a performance for invited guests.
  • Oct

    Family and Alumni Weekend

    All Day Join us for an activity-packed weekend at COA!