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 lrupp@coa.edu to learn how. 

Upcoming student activities:

  • Feb
    13
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    POSTPONED: Flamenco Dance Workshop

    2:00pm, Gates Center POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATES SOON.

    Join Portland-based flamenco and classical guitarist Gregoire Pearce and contemporary flamenco dancer Lindsey Bourassa for a Flamenco Dance Workshop. A performance, from the pair, will follow at 7:00pm.
  • Feb
    13
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    POSTPONED: Flamenco Dance & Guitar Performance

    7:00pm, Gates Center POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATES SOON.

    Join Portland-based flamenco and classical guitarist Gregoíre Pearce and contemporary flamenco dancer Lindsey Bourassa for a Flamenco Dance & Guitar Performance. A dance workshop is also happening on the same day at 2:00pm.
  • Feb
    14
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    Kundalini Yoga with Mahan Deva Singh

    4:00pm, Gates Center Each Kundalini class utilizes postures and movement (asana), along with breath, mantra, chanting and meditation to work on all aspects of your being.
  • Feb
    14
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    Sea Urchin After Dark

    7:00pm, Deering Common The Night Cafe is here! Join us each Wednesday and Sunday evening for “after dark” snacks, music, socializing and a cozy place to study.
  • Feb
    15
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    Bystander Intervention Training

    4:10pm, Gates Center Bystander Intervention is a philosophy and strategy for prevention of various types of violence, including bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. COA will be offering this mandatory training to all registered students.