COA students tend to have eclectic interests—and lots of them. In our small and active student body there are always events and activities, whether it’s a potluck supper, cribbage tournament, dance party, or a gathering to discuss important important issues on campus or around the world.

Students also form clubs and organizations based on their interests, ranging from soccer to gender identity, midwifery, literary publications, and global environmental politics.  If you’re interested in something, chances are you’ll find other people who want to join in too.

Throughout the term there are lots of organized activities both on-campus and in town, including lectures, concerts, film screenings, yoga classes, kayak or sailing lessons, trail runs and other sports and fitness activities, and outing club expeditions around Acadia and other parts of Maine. Check out the calendar for events happening now.

But wait, there’s more!

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Upcoming student activities

  • Aug

    Contra Dance

    6:30pm, Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor Dance the night away with the fine string music of Big Moose Band. Beginning and experienced dancers, students, families and all are welcome.
  • Aug
    College of the Atlantic’s location directly neighboring the Atlantic Ocean provides students and faculty alike inval...

    Sailing Program

    All Day, College of the Atlantic Pier College of the Atlantic’s sailing program gets students on Frenchman Bay to learn about basic boat layout, navigation, safety, and right-of-way.