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.

Update: Thanks to Broad Reach campaign, we have been able to accomplish the following:

  • COA purchased a set of former hotel townhouses for use as student residences, providing an additional 25 units of student housing.
  • COA partnered with Mount Desert 365 to construct a new building in Northeast Harbor, which will provide an additional 15 units of student housing. Click here for more information on this exciting project!
  • COA secured additional funding to build or purchase the remaining additional units required to meet the campaign goal of providing housing for 75% of students.