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 Nick Jenei at Njenei@coa.edu to learn how. 

Upcoming student activities:

  • Sep
    3

    On Campus Orientation

    All Day New students at COA are welcomed with a series of adventures, workshops, gatherings, and tours.
  • Sep
    7

    Bar Island Swim

    10:00am, Bar Island sand bar, bar harbor, me Students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends take a dip in the chilly waters of Frenchman Bay during this much-loved annual tradition.
  • Sep
    7

    Convocation

    1:00pm, Gates Center COA President Darron Collins ’92 and guest speakers Sara Faull ’98 and Genio Bertin ’97 help the College of the Atlantic community celebrate the opening of the new academic year.