COA’s Summer Open House is a day-long event for prospective students and their families. Though COA classes are not in session during the summer months, our Open House will give you an opportunity to connect with students and faculty, explore our campus, and delve into our unique educational approach. There will also be field excursions and great food cooked from scratch in our award-winning dining hall!

Activities include

  • Campus tour
  • Boat tour of Frenchman Bay
  • Admission & financial aid Q&A
  • Student experience panel
  • Check out our tentative schedule


  • Program date: July 20, 2020
  • Eligibility: For rising high school juniors and seniors, transfer students, and their families
  • Register by: July 13, 2020
  • To register: Click here
  • Questions: 800-528-0025 or email

Additional information to help you plan:

Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor
Maps & Directions
Mount Desert Island

Make sure to plan ahead. Bar Harbor is a very busy place during the summer months. If you would like to attend, we recommend securing your accommodations as soon as possible. Pricing and availability of lodging options will change as the summer starts. More affordable lodging options can sometimes be found in nearby towns such as Trenton, Lamoine, Ellsworth, and Southwest Harbor. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to  or call us at 800-528-0025.