Overlooking Frenchman Bay, and COA in the autumn

Friday, October 8 through Monday, October 11, 2021

College of the Atlantic’s Family Weekend takes place on Indigenous Peoples Day (formerly known as Columbus Day) weekend every year. October is a perfect time to be on Mount Desert Island. The foliage is gorgeous, the campus is in full swing, and Bar Harbor has quieted down (a little!) from the summer tourist season. Whether it is your first visit back, or you’ve been here many times before, we look forward to seeing you. 

Please take note that campus COVID-19 protocols will be in place and we’ll be operating under our Campus Safety Plan. Please check our COVID-19 Response Page for updates.

Please check the weekend’s schedule here. Registration is now open!

Planning your visit

Book your accommodations early!

Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor
Maps & Directions
Mount Desert Island

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