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:

  • Jun
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    Campus Planning and Building Committee

    9:00am, Dorr Museum classroom The CPBC is an advisory committee to the Director of Buildings and Grounds, coordinating community input on campus planning and development, revising and updating the campus Master Plan, and considering all physical changes to grounds and buildings, among other tasks.
  • Jun
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    Tug of War

    2:45pm, Recreational Lawn

    A giant tug of war and an ice cream social!

  • Jun

    Sexual Violence Support Group

    6:00pm, Deering Common - 2nd Floor Meditation Room NOTE THE NEW TIME
    Support Group is a space for COA community members that is intended to aid people in their healing process dealing with the highly emotional and charged experiences of sexual violence.
  • Jun


    All Day
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    Commencement 2016

    2:00pm, North Lawn COA celebrates the class of 2016 with commencement speaker and award-winning environmental writer and journalist Barry Lopez.