In a campus emergency, for police, ambulance, or fire: call 911.

Maintenance issues:

Daytime: 207-801-5691
At night: 207-288-2944 x5800

Campus safety:

COA Emergency Line: 207-288-9001
Night Watch: 207-288-2944 x5800

Student health and safety:

Student Life Emergency Phone: 207-266-5890
RA cell phone: 207-266-3421

To report a campus crime or sexual assault/misconduct issue:

COA Emergency Line: 207-288-9001
Student Life Emergency Phone: 207-266-5890
Title IX Coordinator, Puranjot Kaur: 207-288-5015, ext. 5614 (for sexual assault/misconduct issues)


Campus security

The COA Public Safety Department is a small, effective, student service oriented department.  The goal of the Public Safety Department is to ensure that those who use the college facilities feel safe in doing so. 

The night watchmen are available to assist students seven nights a week for everything from room lockouts to escorting students from the library to a residence hall across campus. The department organizes a night shuttle that runs from 7:30–11:30 p.m. each evening, transporting students between campus and downtown Bar Harbor. 

Dan Daigle is COA’s Director of Public Safety. Dan can be reached via his office at ext. 5690, or cell phone, 207-266-6599. In the event of an emergency, please call the COA Emergency Line ext. 5910 if you are on campus, or 288-9001 if you are off-campus. 

Sexual assault and misconduct

For more information on sexual assault and misconduct policies and procedures, please visit the Title IX section of this website.

COA Alert (emergency notifications)

COA Alert (powered by e2Campus) is an emergency notification system that enables college officials to send urgent news and instant alerts (including snow closures) directly to a registered email account(s) and mobile device(s) via SMS text messages. All community members are automatically enrolled in this system. 

Safety concerns and near-miss reporting

Emergency plan

The basic emergency procedures outlined the COA Emergency Plan are to enhance the protection of lives and property through effective use of college and campus community resources. In the event of an active shooter on campus, please refer to the Active Shooter Protocol based on recommendations from the Department of Homeland Security. 

Snow closures

It is rare for COA to be buried in snow, but it does happen. The Academic Dean is responsible for canceling classes or closing the school for various amounts of time. A campus email will be sent as early as possible to inform the community of closure or delays. Community members can listen to or watch the following stations: WLBZ (Ch 2- local, Ch 3-Time-Warner Cable), WABI (Ch 5-local, Ch 6-Time-Warner Cable) or FM Radio 94.5(WKSQ), 99.1(WLKE), 104.7(WBFB), 101.7(WFZX), 102.1(WGUY), or AM 910(WABI) on stormy days. Please be aware that town restrictions exist on overnight parking in Bar Harbor from November 1 through April 15.

During snow events a weather alert will be posted via email from the Office of Public Safety. With the occurrence of such an event, a campus-wide overnight parking lot ban will be in effect as follows:

  • Overnight parking is allowed only on the west side (Route 3) of the south end of campus, and either the garden lot or the north lot on the north end of campus. Overnight is defined as the hours between 12:01 a.m. and 7 a.m.
  • Vehicles parked elsewhere on campus will be towed at the owner’s expense.
  • After an announcement that the parking ban has been lifted, all vehicles must be moved to a clean parking lot as soon as possible. Cars not moved within 24 hours will be towed to a clean lot at the owner’s expense.

Required disclosures

In order to comply with the Campus Security Act (the “Clery Act”), the college is required to publicly report all campus crime according to the following categories. These reports are compiled by the Director of Public Safety in conjunction with the Bar Harbor Police Department. These statistics are available on-line at .

The college is also required to make a separate report for the same classes of crimes happening on campus which have been motivated by hate or bias as prescribed by the Hate Crimes Statistics Act.

In addition, the college is required to inform its community members of where they can find law enforcement agency information provided by the State concerning sex offenders who may be present on-campus. That information can be found at the Maine State Police’s Sex Offender Registry, online at .

Download COA’s 2022 Annual Security Report - submitted on September 27, 2023