Davis VillageAll of the college’s resources are closer at hand: mentorships and advisors, information resources at the library, the convenience and camaraderie of a dining hall, less time spent commuting, the absence of worry about fuel, electric, and Wi-Fi bills, accessible health services. Living in student housing frees up time for students to study and diminishes the likelihood of loneliness and isolation.

Currently, COA houses 45% of our student population—the other half rent seasonal apartments. But finding appropriate housing is increasingly difficult. Our goal is to provide housing for 75% of students by providing an additional 100 students with campus-managed housing. We are currently exploring available options to purchase, build, or both.

Thanks to the Broad Reah campaign, COA has been able to purchase an additional 25 units of student housing in the form of condos which were previously owned by a local hotel. In addition, an exciting new construction project in Northeast Harbor - made possible by a partnership with Mount Desert 365 - will provide 15 more units of housing. Click here for more information on this exciting project!

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