Through live-streamed campus tours and online information sessions, our web-based events are a way to get a taste of our campus and community from afar. If you’d like to see videos of campus, or schedule an in-person campus tour, check out our Visit page. We’ll be adding additional events soon, so watch this space for upcoming opportunities to interact with our community. 

2021 Online Events for Admitted Students

Explore COA’s Islands
April 9, 3:30-4:30 pm ET
One of the important things about learning at COA is that we really value doing. Books and papers and lectures are all important, but sooner or later you have to cut yourself free, get out the oars, start the engine, hoist the sail, and actually get out there and do it, whatever “it” is for you. COA’s field station on Great Duck Island is a place where students interested in ecology, natural history, art, or the history of humans on the land have an opportunity to conduct original research, create unique work, and find their particular educational focus. In this interactive session, faculty member John Anderson will take you on a virtual tour (yes, the irony is astounding) of some of the work that students have been doing and continue to do among the islands here in Maine. We will also discuss what sorts of career tracks alumnx of the program have followed and how you could become involved if this seems to meet your passion. Pretty pictures? You bet, but we’ll also tackle some challenging questions relating to the role of ecology and human ecology in the 21st century. Register now>>

Constructing Curiosity: Visual Arts & Design at COA
April 13, 3:30-4:30 pm ET
Art is an essential part of understanding the world around us. It is a practice, discipline, and medium of communication and at COA the study of visual arts and design is integral to the exploration of human ecology. Join professors Catherine Clinger and Daniel Kojo Schrade along with current students, as they discuss the many opportunities for studying drawing, painting, multimedia, art history, visual culture, philosophy, aesthetics of sustainability, and visual and critical theory. You’ll hear more about COA’s studio and exhibition spaces, and art in transnational fields of critical theory, social justice, science and technology. Register now>>

Putting the “Human” in Human Ecology: Social Sciences & Humanities at COA
April 14, 3:30-4:30 pm ET
From literature to history, public policy, philosophy, anthropology, economics, psychology and poetry, COA offers many different types of courses that cover the “traditional” fields often associated with the humanities and social sciences. Join Karen Waldron, the Lisa Stewart Chair in Literature and Women’s Studies, and Jamie McKown, the J.R. Wiggins Chair in Government and Polity, for a look into how we make sense of the “human” in human ecology. They will talk a bit about the various ways COA students tackle these topics from an inter/transdisciplinary approach. They will be joined by several current COA students who can provide their own unique perspectives on their coursework in human studies. Please make sure to bring your questions as there will be plenty of time set aside for Q&A. Register now>>

Educational Studies at COA
April 20, 4:15-5:15 pm ET
Are you interested in studying education as a vehicle for social change and environmental sustainability? Hoping to teach children, adolescents, or adults? Join Bonnie Tai, Director of Education Studies, and Linda Fuller, Associate Director of Education Studies, in a brief presentation and informal conversation, and to get your questions answered about studying education at COA and the teacher certification program. Register now>>

Virtual Dorm Tour
April 22, 7:00-8:00 pm ET
If you’ve been wondering what it’s like to live on campus at College of the Atlantic, here’s your chance to take a look: please join us for a virtual tour of our dorms, from the comfort of your home or wherever you happen to be! Tune in for a conversation led by our current students. They will visit several of COA’s student residences to show you what they look and feel like both inside and out. Register now>>

Earth Day Open Mic
April 24, time TBD
More information coming soon!

Sciences at COA
April 27, 3:30-4:30 pm ET
Are you interested in biology, marine science, chemistry, botany, geology, physics, or another area of the sciences? The opportunities for scientific study and research abound at COA. Join faculty members including Sarah Hall, Helen Hess, Susan Letcher, and Chris Petersen to hear more about science classes, student projects, research, and experiential learning opportunities in the sciences at COA. Register now>>

Drop-In Chats with Current Students
Join current COA fourth-year students Ela Keegan ’21 and Katrine Østerby ’21 every Wednesday at 12:00 pm (ET) for informal, hour-long Zoom chats about all things COA. Introduce yourself, ask questions, get to know other prospective students, or just listen in! These sessions are intended as a way to get to know the COA community, and each other, from afar. Register at the links below.