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Facilities and Rooms
College of the Atlantic's facilities include classrooms, performance space, studios, laboratories, and outdoor spaces. Browse photos and information about some of our spaces below, or contact us for rates and more detailed descriptions of all of our facilities.
Deering Common Community Center
Lounge (pictured at left) - A spacious room with comfortable chairs and couches, and a view of the ocean. The lounge is adjoined by the Deering porch overlooking the harbor, and the Sea Urchin cafe, a perfect space for serving refreshments.
Leadership Room (pictured at right) - A second-floor room with ocean views and a balcony. Perfect for small meetings or workshops.
Group-Study Room (pictured at left) - A small, second-floor meeting space overlooking the Kathryn W. Davis Residence Village. The room includes tables and chairs arranged board-style, and a small couch and television.
Meditation Room (pictured at right) - A small, peaceful second-floor space with ocean views.
Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center
McCormick Lecture Hall (pictured at left) - Tiered seating for up to 55 (lecture capacity). Digital projector with screen, audio, chalkboards.
Gates Meeting Hall (pictured at right) - Regularly used for lectures, theatrical productions, music and dance performances, and large meetings or workshops. The hall has a stage with optional podium, ample seating on the main floor and balcony, a lighting and sound booth (AV services can be arranged through COA), and digital projector with screen. Classroom capacity - 79; Lecture capacity - 211.
Gower Room (pictured at left) - First floor classroom with ocean views and access to the Turrets porch overlooking the sea. Classroom capacity - 26; Lecture capacity - 69. Digital projector with screen, overhead projector, audio speakers, chalkboards.
Putnam Room (pictured at right) - Wood paneled, first floor classroom with ocean views and access to the Turrets porch overlooking the sea. Classroom capacity - 20; Lecture capacity - 53. Digital projector with screen, overhead projector, audio speakers, chalkboards.
Kathryn W. Davis Residence Village
Eliot Study Space (pictured at left) - A bright and versatile room with dry erase boards, couches, window seats and space for ample classroom or lecture-style seating. The study center has its own private restroom, and adjoins the Eno and Hamill residence houses.
Cushman Media Center (pictured at right) - A large, comfortable lounge with couches and technology to accommodate media needs. The media center has its own private restroom, and adjoins the Millard and Dority residence houses.
Seafox Seminar Room (pictured at left) - Located in the Seafox residence house, the seminar room has french doors to a back porch overlooking the ocean. Classroom capacity - 24; Lecture capacity - 64. Digital projector with screen, overhead projector, television, chalkboards.
Sustainability at COA
Our environmental commitment is central here at COA, and we strive to create a sustainable campus in everything we do: from local and organic fare in the dining hall, to energy efficiency in our buildings, to composting and recycling waste. In 2007 we became the nation's first carbon neutral college.