COA students tend to have eclectic interests—and lots of them. Much of our energy is channeled into coursework, but we also make room to pursue plenty of other passions outside of class. In the evenings, there may be film screenings, theater productions, poetry out loud, or a meeting to organize a trip to a protest or conference. Students also get together in both official clubs and unofficial groups to botanize, do fiber arts, make music, or create a pop-up restaurant. You’re in a community full of really smart, creative people: who knows what you’ll cook up together.

Current student organizations:
  • Anime and Gaming Club
  • Botany Club
  • COA Council on Foreign Affairs
  • College of the Atlantic Quidditch Team
  • Earth in Brackets
  • Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Group
  • Fiber Arts Club
  • The Good Film Club
  • Picante Pelotas Futbol Club
  • Poetry Collective
  • Random Acts of Kindness Club
  • Sore Toes
  • Spectrum
  • Student Framework for Environmental and Social Justice
  • Vegan/Vegetarian Club
  • Woodworking Club
  • Zero Waste Club
Want to create a new student organization?

Contact Lauren Rupp at to learn how. 

Upcoming student activities:

  • Feb
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    Processing Trauma, Practicing Healing: A Workshop

    9:00am, Deering Common Trauma is part of the human experience. Traumatic experiences can happen in a moment or build over time. These events can be distressing and often overwhelm our ability to cope.
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    Winter Camping Trip

    10:00am, Meet at the Whale Skull Hike from campus, up Cadillac, to backwoods campground, and enjoy a hot soup and a warm fire. 
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    Kundalini Yoga with Mahan Deva Singh

    4:00pm, Gates Center Each Kundalini class utilizes postures and movement (asana), along with breath, mantra, chanting and meditation to work on all aspects of your being.
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    Sea Urchin After Dark

    7:00pm, Deering Common The Night Cafe is here! Join us each Wednesday and Sunday evening for “after dark” snacks, music, socializing and a cozy place to study.
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    Bystander Intervention Training

    4:10pm, Gates Center Bystander Intervention is a philosophy and strategy for prevention of various types of violence, including bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. COA will be offering this mandatory training to all registered students.