Food and Lodging Information
The Acadia School of Music & Arts summer program is conducted on the College of The Atlantic campus. All of the activities surrounding the classes, meals, the evening activities, & jam sessions, also happen on campus. Participants are encouraged to be in residence on campus during the week if at all possible. Those with special needs should include a detailed, written description of those needs in the space provided on the registration form. There are also many options for other local accommodations (see below).
We are currently offering some on-campus housing in single and shared rooms. Costs vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen. Options include:
- Private Room with Full Meal Plan – $560
Includes single-occupancy room for six nights, supper on Sunday, three meals a day at the college cafeteria in the Blair Dining Hall. There is no breakfast provided on Saturday at the end of the week. These are private dormitory-style rooms with twin beds and a bath accessible from the hallway.
- Shared Room with Full Meal Plan – $465
Includes (1) bed in a double-occupancy room for six nights, supper on Sunday, three meals a day at the college cafeteria in the Blair Dining Hall. There is no breakfast provided on Saturday at the end of the week. These are all dormitory-style rooms with twin beds and a bath accessible from the hallway.
- Full Meal Plan – $240
Includes supper on Sunday, three meals a day at the college cafeteria in the Blair Dining Hall. There is no breakfast provided on Saturday at the end of the week.
- Lunch-only plan – $80 for the week
Includes lunch Monday through Friday at the college cafeteria in the Blair Dining Hall.
9% Maine food and lodging sales tax will be added to the above prices at checkout.
All rooms are offered on a first come first served basis. When room availability runs out, students may sign up for a waiting list in the event that additional on-campus housing becomes available, or there is a cancellation, but you are responsible for your own housing and are encouraged to seek a hotel, B&B, cottage reservation, or camp sites, at one of the many available in the Bar Harbor area (see below). Remember, this is peak tourist season, hotels and camp sites fill up quickly so don’t delay in securing your housing.
Basic linens will be provided: mattress pad, pillow, blanket, pillowcase, sheets, towels, and washcloths. Rooms are a combination of single and shared; housing charts will be provided.
Parents with small children staying in the residence hall with adults will need to provide the child’s bedding, including air mattress or cot, pillow, blanket and linens. You must reserve either a single private room, or the entire double occupancy room for your own use, along with a meal plan for the children. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire week of classes.
Check-In Time: No earlier than 2:00 PM Sunday
Check-Out Time: No later than 9:00 a.m. Saturday
Other considerations for On-Campus Housing
- Smoking is not permitted in or near any campus buildings.
- Pets are not allowed, with the exception of service animals.
- Alcohol is permitted only in your dormitory room. No open drinking is allowed!
- Small deposits for residence hall keys and meal cards will be required on arrival.
- The residence hall has its own laundry facility, kitchen, and a furnished common area. Wireless connection (allowing you to connect directly into the campus network for high-speed internet access) is available.
- Local ordinances require that all noise that can be heard outside of any College building must cease at 9:00 p.m. Gatherings outside are not permitted after 9:00 p.m; evening musical entertainment and jam sessions must be located inside a building.
NON-STUDENTS: As long as space permits, we will allow non-students to accompany enrolled students and be housed with them in student residence halls for the same payment rates offered to students. There is a $100 non-refundable deposit required to register as a non-student.
Local Area Accommodations
There are many places to stay on Mount Desert Island, but we recommend you stay nearby the College of the Atlantic to get the most of the experience. However, you can get anywhere on the island in 45 minutes drive and the free Island Explorer bus service stops at the college. Here are some other accommodations options:
Bed & Breakfasts
Bar Harbor Motel: very near campus, ideal for easy access to COA (a short walk)
The Wonderview Inn: offers a special Acadia Trad School discount rate; mention that you are registered for the Acadia Trad School program at COA and you will be offered a discount off the regular rate. Walking distance from the college campus.
Robins Motel: Best Price! A few miles away from campus.
Aurora Inn: In town, about a mile from campus.
Bar Harbor Ocean Side Hotel : On the water, a short walk to campus.
The Acadia Inn: Across the street. A very short walk to campus.