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:

  • Oct
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    Soul Flow Vinyasa Yoga with Heather Murray, ’95

    4:10pm, Gates Center Heather’s class is a mix of steady Vinyasa Flow Yoga to strengthen and engage body and mind mixed with mindful alignment and the occasional Yin or restorative posture to drop you into a deeper place of stillness. 
  • Oct
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    Student Science Symposium

    6:30pm, Gates Center Learn about student internships, research, and summer job experiences at this yearly symposium.
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    7:00pm, Meditation Room Spectrum is a safe space to discuss pressing social issues and identities.
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    Democratic Debate Watch

    8:00pm, McCormick Lecture Hall COA community members gather to watch the first Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, live from CNN.