• July 24 The COA Mount Desert Center at 141 Main Street, Northeast Harbor, will comprise energy-efficient ...
    College of the Atlantic is joining with community revitalization group Mount Desert 365 to bring a new, mixed use development to downtown Northeast Harbor. The COA Mount Desert Center will comprise an environmentally sustainable, three-story structure at 141 Main Street, with year-round apartments for student and faculty housing and street-level retail space.
  • July 20
    College of the Atlantic partners with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for coronavirus PCR testing as part of a broader plan to safely reopen the COA campus for Fall term 2020.
  • July 13
    Former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton and bestselling author and social entrepreneur Wes Moore bookend the fourth annual College of the Atlantic Champlain Institute, which turns the spotlight on issues leading up to the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.
  • July 10
    The history of Blacks in Maine is very much a story about Whiteness: its endurance, its entitlement, the ultimate disadvantage of its oneness. In 1790, Maine was 98 percent white. While the rest of the nation morphed and diversified into ever new incarnations of diversity, Maine has essentially stood still.
  • June 15
    College of the Atlantic is committed to envisioning, articulating, and enacting a human ecology that is affirmatively anti-racist, that does not tolerate any form of discrimination or racism, and that lifts up Black voices and the voices of other historically under-represented and marginalized groups.
  • June 4
    The Framework for Reopening Maine’s Colleges and Universities in Fall 2020 includes strategies and practices that can be implemented in partnership with civil and public health leaders to improve safety on campus and limit the spread of COVID-19. A number of Maine higher-ed institutions collaborated on the framework, including College of the Atlantic.
  • June 2 The George Floyd Memorial outside Cup Foods at Chicago Ave and E 38th St in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    College of the Atlantic is unequivocally opposed to racism and white supremacy. We condemn the actions of the Minnesota police who killed George Floyd, and we stand in solidarity with those protesting around the world. A message from COA President Darron Collins ’92 and the President’s Cabinet.
  • 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.