Family and Alumni Weekend


Celebrate at College of the Atlantic this Fall!

Join us for a fabulous weekend with alumni, family, and friends
Friday, October 11–Monday, October 14, 2013.

Weekend Activities

Some activities and times may change as opportunities are added to the weekend.

Pick up information at the Welcome Table in Deering Common from Friday 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Friday, October 11

8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Visit classes
early afternoon
Campus tours and Hard Hat Tour of Turrets
Used book sale begins in Thorndike Library
4:30–6 p.m.
Speaker Soren Hermansen: The Renewable Energy Island
Welcome Reception
5:30–7 p.m.
Dinner in Blair Dining Hall
7:30 p.m.
Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Saturday, October 12

9 a.m.–12 p.m.
9:30–11:30 a.m.
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Field Trips
Diver Ed Monat '88, Dive-In Theater. Call 288-3483 for tickets.
Cider Pressing and Apple Tasting
10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Used Book Sale in Thorndike Library
12–1 p.m.
12:30–1 p.m.
Alumni Volunteers for Recruitment Discussion
1–4 p.m.
1–2:15 p.m.
2:30–3:30 p.m.
4–5 p.m.
Children's Activities    
Alumni Panel: Human Ecology and Religion
Student Presentations
Parent Seminar: Changing Roles, Changing Relationships
8 p.m.
Community Talent Show and Dessert Reception

Sunday, October 13

5:45 a.m.
Sunrise trip to Cadillac Mountain
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Tour and Project at Beech Hill Farm
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
1-2:30 p.m.
Osprey Boat Trip on Frenchman Bay for Families
3 p.m.
Tea with President Darron Collins '92
4:15– 5:45 p.m.
4:30–6 p.m.
Osprey Boat Trip on Frenchman Bay for Families
Sunset Cruise for Alumni on Starfish Enterprise

Monday, October 14

8 a.m.–4 p.m. Visit classes
9–11 a.m.
Internship and Career Services Open House

Schedules and updates will be available on campus at the welcome table.


Online registration is now closed.  For walk-in registration, please stop by the welcome table in Deering Common, available Friday 9:30 am – 5 pm and Saturday 8 am – 1:30 pm.


Across the street from campus, The Acadia Inn and The Edenbrook Motel offer discounts to participants in the COA weekend festivities.

Alumna Anna Durand '86 has limited availability at Acacia House Inn.

For additional options for lodging please visit the Bar Harbor Chamber.

Around MDI October 11-14

  • Dive-In Theater
    Diver Ed Monat '88 is offering $25 tickets. Call 288-3483 directly for reservations.

A look at Past Weekends