Alice Lloyd College

Visit Alice Lloyd College

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You are as welcome as the flowers in May!June Buchanan, Co-Founder

Visitors are always welcome on Caney Creek!

Visitors to our campus will find easy access to our Guest Parking Area and should feel free to make their way to the June Buchanan Alumni Center (located directly across the street from the Guest Parking Area) for guidance and information. Please be advised that the speed limit through our campus is 10 m.p.h. and that traffic will be one-way all day, Monday through Friday. If spaces are not available in the Guest Parking Area, please visit the Pippa Passes Police Department (located on campus near Carrick Dorm) for a temporary parking sticker to avoid being ticketed.

Alice Lloyd College is located in Pippa Passes, which is in Knott County, Kentucky. Pippa Passes (so named by Alice Lloyd and June Buchanan after Robert Browning’s dramatic poem of the same name) is about 150 miles east of Lexington, Kentucky, and 120 miles southwest of Huntington, West Virginia. The campus is about ten miles off Highway 80, between Hazard and Prestonsburg. Pippa Passes is very near Hindman, KY, which has a rich tradition in the arts and has become a haven for artists from all over Appalachia with its Appalachian Artisan Center and the Hindman Settlement School. Pulitzer-prize winning author James Still, poet Albert Stewart, and much-beloved writer Verna Mae Slone all made their home in Knott County.

The ALC campus, which occupies land on both sides of peaceful Caney Creek, is unique among institutions of higher learning. Steep, wooded mountains rise from the creek and much of the 225-acre campus includes mountain slopes with many buildings set into the hillsides. Some buildings are early student-built wood and stone structures. Most have been renovated to provide modern functional interiors. Other facilities are modern stone and wooden structures whose architecture blends harmoniously with the rest of the campus.

Mountain ranges surrounding the College provide sensational beauty, especially in the spring and autumn. Outstanding recreational sites have been developed within a 50-mile radius of the College: Daniel Boone National Forest, Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Jenny Wiley and Kingdom Come State Parks, as well as several community parks. The Carr Fork Lake was completed and opened to the public in 1976. Located only twelve miles from the College, opportunities are provided for boating, water skiing, fishing, swimming, and other types of outdoor recreation.

Ways to Visit

The view from High Rocks, located above the ALC campus.

 The year’s at the spring,
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hillside’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn:
God’s in his heaven —
All’s right with the world!

—- Robert Browning, “Pippa’s Song” from Pippa Passes

Please be aware that the Alice Lloyd College campus is hilly, therefore, visitors will encounter steep inclines, steps (especially to Lilly Memorial Hall), and areas where walking uphill will be necessary. Such areas will not be accessible to visitors with disabilities.

Select the category that best applies to you for helpful details on visiting our campus.

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Getting to our campus is half the fun! First of all, do not rely on your GPS. We are an easily accessible campus, but finding us can prove to be a challenge for many visitors. Please refer to the Google Maps embedded below to find the best driving route. If needed, we will be glad to send you the best driving instructions or guide you in from a nearby town or city.


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Until you have a chance to come for a personal visit, you might want to take our “virtual tour” below.

 

Alice Lloyd College’s campus is unique among institutions of higher learning. It occupies land on both sides of the usually quiet-flowing Caney Creek. Steep wooded mountains rise from the creek, and much of the 175-acre campus rambles along the mountain’s edge, with many buildings actually set into hillsides. The total effect is a naturally beautiful campus in the heart of Appalachia. The map below will help you get oriented once you arrive on campus. To enlarge the map, simply click on the image.

ALC Campus Map

 

Upcoming Events

  • Women's Basketball @ Welch College
    February 13, 2016 @ N/A Event Details >>
  • Men's Basketball vs Wilberforce University
    February 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm Event Details >>
  • Global Awareness Week
    February 15, 2016 @ N/A Event Details >>
  • Men's Basketball vs Indiana University East
    February 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm Event Details >>
  • Women's Basketball vs Ohio Christian University
    February 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm Event Details >>

Calendar

February 2016
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January 31, 2016

Women's Basketball @ Indiana University Kokomo

Men's Basketball @ Indiana University Kokomo

February 1, 2016 February 2, 2016

ALC Blood Drive

Convocation: Blood Drive - Community Service

Convocation: Nick Jamerson

Women's Basketball vs Midway

February 3, 2016 February 4, 2016 February 5, 2016 February 6, 2016

Men's Basketball @ West Virginia Tech University

Women's Basketball @ West Virginia Tech University

February 7, 2016 February 8, 2016 February 9, 2016

Convocation: Brooke Radnor

February 10, 2016 February 11, 2016

Women's Basketball vs Rio Grande University

Men's Basketball vs Rio Grande University

February 12, 2016 February 13, 2016

Women's Basketball @ Welch College

Men's Basketball vs Wilberforce University

February 14, 2016 February 15, 2016

Global Awareness Week

February 16, 2016

Global Awareness Week

Men's Basketball vs Indiana University East

February 17, 2016

Global Awareness Week

February 18, 2016

Global Awareness Week

February 19, 2016

Global Awareness Week

February 20, 2016

Women's Basketball vs Ohio Christian University

Men's Basketball vs Ohio Christian University

February 21, 2016 February 22, 2016 February 23, 2016 February 24, 2016 February 25, 2016

JBS 3rd Quarter Grades Due

February 26, 2016 February 27, 2016
February 28, 2016 February 29, 2016 March 1, 2016

Convocation: Elizabeth Lawson

March 2, 2016 March 3, 2016 March 4, 2016

ALC Midterm Grades Due

March 5, 2016