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:

  • May

    Sexual Violence Support Group

    6:00pm, Deering Common - 2nd Floor Meditation Room NOTE THE NEW TIME
    Support Group is a space for COA community members that is intended to aid people in their healing process dealing with the highly emotional and charged experiences of sexual violence.
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    Outing Club Overnight Trip: North Woods

    Spend a weekend exploring the North Woods with world-renowned winter camping guide Alexandra Conover Bennett ’77. This is one of the three weekend overnight trips the Outing Club will offer.
  • May
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    The Film Club Presents: Attenberg

    6:30pm, Deering Common Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father’s impending death and her distaste for other humans.
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    Game Night

    8:00pm, Turrets The end of the week is here! Come on down to Turrets for all the exciting action at our weekly game night.