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:

  • May
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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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    Economic Development Through Art is Explored

    2:00pm, Reel Pizza Cinerama College of the Atlantic and Living Threads Co. present a screening of the documentary film Threads, followed by a panel discussion on the importance of economic development through art.
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    Contra Dance at the Jesup

    7:30pm, Jesup Memorial Library Dance your way to the Jesup Memorial Library!
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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 Gorham and The Beehive with the Outing Club

    1:00pm, Whale Skull This is an amazing hike in Acadia National Park that offers a great look at the southeastern side of the island. The hike has expansive views of open ocean and some tricky steep climbs!