Registration is live!

There will be a welcome table outside Turrets from 9 am to 7 pm on Thursday and 9-6 on Friday. If you’re staying on campus and will be arriving outside those times, please contact Jen Hughes at 207-801-5622. Additionally, if you need special accommodations, please let us know.

Please keep in mind that the time and duration of field trips may change.

Thursday, June 23, 2022
8 am-4 pm COA merchandise available for sale
-Take home a COA t-shirt, sweatshirt, or other logo wear.
Admission Office 
9 am-7 pm Welcome table/registration The Turrets
10 am-4 pm George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History
-Visit the college’s natural history museum and also view new exhibitions that celebrate the 50th anniversary of COA.
George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History
9 am-4 pm Beech Hill Farm Stand 
-Shop the farm’s own organically grown fresh, seasonal produce and other locally-produced goods. 
Beech Hill Farm
7 pm-8:30 pm Welcome reception & buffet dinner The Shrine
     
Friday, June 24, 2022
7-8:30 am Breakfast in TAB for alums staying on campus
-Enjoy coffee and a continental breakfast
Take-a-Break
7:15-9:15 am Birding walk with alum Craig Kesselheim ’76
-Join local birder Craig Kesselheim for an early-morning bird-watching walk. Space is limited. 
Meet at the Whale Skull
8 am-4 pm COA merchandise available for sale
-Take home a COA t-shirt, sweatshirt, or other logo wear.
Admission Office
9 am-7 pm Welcome table/registration The Turrets
9 am-4 pm Beech Hill Farm Stand
-Shop the farm’s own organically grown fresh, seasonal produce and other locally-produced goods.
Beech Hill Farm
9 am-2 pm

*Boat trip to Great Duck Island on the M/V Osprey
-THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

The Pier
9:30 am-12:30 pm Sea kayak with Rich MacDonald (’06)
-Kayak in Frenchman Bay with Rich, naturalist, birder, and sea kayak guide. 
TBD
10 am-4 pm George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History
-Visit the college’s natural history museum and also view new exhibitions that celebrate the 50th anniversary of COA.
George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History
12-4 pm College archives open house
-Join COA archivist Hannah Stevens ’09 for a glimpse into the college’s archive. Peruse materials from the archival collections, help identify unlabeled photographs, view your senior project, and learn how to access the online Digital Collections.
Thorndike Library
12-2 pm Nature walk with Willow Cullen Torrey ’17
-Head out for a foraging walk with Willow, a mycologist and natural history guide.
Meet at Whale Skull
1-3 pm Birding hike with Craig Kesselheim ’76
-More a hike with an opportunity for birds than his morning trip, join Craig on a climb in Acadia National Park.
Meet at Whale Skull

4-6 pm

Cruise on Frenchman Bay
- Join COA alum Eddie Monat ’88 on his boat, the Starfish Enterprise, for a cruise around Frenchman Bay
Meet at the Pier
7:00-8:30 pm Alumnx, faculty, and staff reception & buffet dinner
-Enjoy drinks and heavy appetizers with faculty and fellow alums.
The Shrine 
(Rain plan: Gates)
8:00 pm Open Mic 

Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center
     
Saturday, June 25, 2022
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast in TAB for alumnx staying on campus
-Enjoy coffee and a continental breakfast
Take-a-Break
9 am-4 pm Beech Hill Farm Stand
-Shop the farm’s own organically grown fresh, seasonal produce and other locally-produced goods.
Beech Hill Farm
9-10 am Tour of campus Meet at Whale Skull
10 am-12 pm Founders’ roundtable
-Join fellow alums to discuss with founding faculty, alumnx, and staff how the first years of COA informed the identity and direction of the College, and how that identity and direction are still in evidence at today’s COA.
Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center
12:45-2:30 pm Founders lunch
- This lunch is by invitation only for members of the first two incoming classes, along with family members of founding faculty, staff, and trustees.
Take-a-Break
1-3:30 pm M/V Osprey cruise 
- THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

The Pier
12:30-3:30 pm Sea Kayak trip with Rich MacDonald ’06
-Join Rich on a sea kayak trip out to the Bar Harbor Oyster Co. to chat with owner/operator and COA alum Joanna Fogg ’07.  
Meet at the Whale Skull
2:00-3:30 pm Nature walk with Willow Cullen Torrey ’17
-Head out on a foraging walk with Willow, a mycologist and natural history guide.
Meet at the Whale Skull
4-5:30 pm Cruise on Frenchman Bay
- Join COA alum Eddie Monat ’88 on his boat, the Starfish Enterprise, for a cruise around Frenchman Bay
The Pier
6-9 pm Celebration of Millard Dority
-One of our first staff members, Millard retired in January after 52 years at COA. Join the COA community for a cook-out and drinks, live music, and plenty of shared memories. 
The Shrine
     
Sunday, June 26, 2022
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast in TAB for alumnx staying on campus
-Enjoy coffee and a continental breakfast
Take-a-Break
10-11 am The Future of COA
-Join President Darron Collins ’92 and faculty to reflect on your time at COA. What proved useful about a degree in Human Ecology? What was problematic? What did you wish that you had learned while you were here? What new skills/challenges do you think would be useful for future classes? We’re interested in your thoughts from the other side of Eden Street.
Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center