• May 22 Robin Wall Kimmerer, PhD
    Mother, scientist, decorated professor, Citizen Potawatomi Nation member, and award-winning author Robin Wall Kimmerer, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address during an online graduation ceremony for the College of the Atlantic Class of 2020.
  • May 18

    Filled with positivity, acceptance, and humor, “Being Bucky” is a children’s story featuring a transgender chicken and a host of cute animal characters. Created by Mason Pellerin ’20 for his College of the Atlantic senior project, “Being Bucky” is a dream project four years in the making.


  • May 7
    The spread of COVID-19 forced colleges across the country to close their campuses this spring. Now, many, including College of the Atlantic, are looking at whether to open back up this fall or consider alternative strategies, and their choices could have a major financial impact.
  • May 6 College of the Atlantic’s oceanfront campus in Bar Harbor, Maine is sandwiched between Fren...
    College of the Atlantic plans to reopen campus for in-person instruction and residential life this fall, while creating a hybrid academic model that will work both on campus and online, serving students wherever they may be.
  • May 1
    College of the Atlantic senior Indiana Núñez Sharer ’20 will travel the world for a year studying motherhood, matriarchal communities, and how mothers use their collective voices to heal trauma and violence, following the award of a prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.
  • April 27

    Mount Desert Island’s volcanic history may well be in the past, but a new mountain just popped up last summer on the COA campus. The accidental result of building construction, the “mountain” quickly became a favorite spot on campus, both as a classroom and recreation area.


  • April 24
    College of the Atlantic student Annaleena Vaher ’21 shares some of her daily routine back at home in Estonia.
  • April 16

    Among the challenges of social separation, quarantines, and transitioning to a completely online learning format, College of the Atlantic students are doing their best to find creative solutions to engage from a distance and stay occupied with their free time.


  • April 8
    College of the Atlantic alumnus Bik Wheeler, a wildlife biologist with Acadia National Park, reflects on relationships and moving through life as a human ecologist
  • March 16
    College of the Atlantic aims to keep faculty, staff, and students healthy and safe while also contributing efforts to slow community spread of COVID-19 by closing residence halls and moving to a remote learning format for spring term.