Alice Lloyd College

Visit Alice Lloyd College

Visit, Stay, Explore

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

Prospective Students

Prospective students and their families are strongly encouraged to visit ALC. Walking tours of campus are provided by the Alice Lloyd Admissions Department. These tours provide an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the College’s unique Appalachian setting, along with its people and campus facilities. Prospective students will be able to tour dormitories, the newly renovated McGaw Library and Learning Center, the Estelle Campbell Center for the Arts, historic Cushing Hall and Ralph Edwards Auditorium, as well as Founder’s Shack, which is famous for being our founder Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd’s first home on Caney Creek. Other on-campus locations may also be visited. It is important that prospective students call ahead and schedule their visit with Alice Lloyd’s Admissions Office so that we can set up a visit tailored to the student’s particular interests and needs. For more information about scheduling a visit to campus, please visit this page.

High school Guidance Counselors should also contact our Admissions Office to inquire about class visits.

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.

To schedule a visit, please contact:

Kathy Faine, Admissions Secretary/Admissions Campus Visit Coordinator
Phone: (606) 368-6146
E-mail: kathyfaine@alc.edu

Alumni

Our alumni are always welcome on campus! We enjoy seeing former students and learning more about their successes. We do not require alumni members to schedule a visit, but they can do so if they feel it is necessary. Just dropping in is perfectly fine with us! Our Office of Alumni Relations will be happy to answer your questions, show you the changes taking place at Alice Lloyd, and provide you with updates and informative materials. It’s entirely up to you — you can stroll through our scenic campus, grab a bite of lunch in the Hunger Din, reminisce with our friendly staff, and even spend the night in one of our guest houses, if you so desire and the space is available.

Groups of alumni who wish to visit campus might want to call ahead so that we can be sure to pack the most into your visiting day.

The Office of Alumni Relations is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM. When you arrive on campus, make your way there for everything you will need. We want our alumni to visit soon and often. We look forward to seeing you again!

Questions? Please contact:

Teresa Grender, Director of Alumni Relations
Phone: (606) 368-6044
E-mail: teresagrender@alc.edu

Donors and Individuals

WHY VISIT?

Whether you have been a donor for years or you are just beginning to give, a visit to our campus will be worth your time. Visiting campus offers dialogue with students, faculty and staff, meals with the student body, and a night’s stay in one of the campus’ historic dwellings, all with no cost to you. No matter the season, a trip to Pippa Passes will be sure to bring adventure and enjoyment.

Words and photographs can never communicate the uniqueness of Alice Lloyd College and the magnificent beauty of the eastern Kentucky mountains the way a personal visit can. If you ever have the opportunity to come to Kentucky, or if you just want to plan a trip dedicated to seeing our campus firsthand, please call ahead and let us know you are coming. We will put together a special itinerary just for you, including any of the following:

Guided Tour of Campus—One of our staff members will take you on a walking tour of campus where you can see both historical and contemporary facilities, visit our bookstore for a souvenir, enjoy a meal in our cafeteria or simply sit on an outdoor bench and enjoy the peaceful, slow-paced, small-college atmosphere.

MEALS

Hunger Din
(named for Kipling’s poem “Gunga Din”)
is available to visitors during open hours.

Miss Irma’s Café
(named for our campus grandmother, Irma Stepp)
is available for short orders and specialty coffees.

*Please note that these facilities have limited schedules on weekends and during summers; however, there are a few restaurants in Hindman, Kentucky, a few miles from campus. Visitors are also welcome to prepare food in the guest houses.

Miracle on Caney Creek Video—Enjoy a 30-minute video about the College, its founders, and its students in the “Founder’s Room” amidst antiques, relics, and College memorabilia.

Driving Tour of the Community—See Pippa Passes up close — the hills, hollows, creeks, flora and fauna — and meet some local residents, if desired.

Student Panel—Meet some of our students and hear about their dreams and goals.

Guest Lodging in “Miss June’s House” or “IF” Guest Houses—Overnight housing is available upon request and availability, so call ahead.

Guest Houses Collage

  • Miss June’s Guest House – former home of ALC co-founder, June Buchanan: two-bedroom home complete with living room, kitchen, and bath on a street-level setting with handicapped parking available.
  • “IF” Apartments – named for Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “IF”: “IF” upstairs has a living room, kitchen, bath, and a spacious bedroom with two queen beds. “IF” downstairs is one room with a queen bed, microwave and refrigerator. “IF” is located on the hill above campus and requires climbing several steps.

Meet the President—President Stepp enjoys meeting our guests, so be sure to ask if he is on campus when you arrive.

To set up your campus visit, please contact:

Linda Eastland, Secretary to the President
Phone: (606) 368-6027
E-mail: lindaeastland@alc.edu

Mrs. Eastland will be happy to arrange guest housing for you and/or arrange a meeting with the president.

Margo Sparkman, Director of Development
Phone: (606) 368-6039
E-mail: margosparkman@alc.edu

Mrs. Sparkman will assist you in arranging a tour of campus and/or the local community, meeting students and eating meals on campus.

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

Calendar

September 2013
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Women's Volleyball vs. Johnson University

CloseAugust 26, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
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Women's Volleyball vs. IUSE

CloseAugust 27, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
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Last Day to Register, Drop/Add

CloseAugust 28, 2013 @ N/A

Last Day to Register, Drop/Add

CloseAugust 28, 2013 @ N/A
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Women's Volleyball @ Cincinnati Christian

CloseAugust 30, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
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Labor Day (No Classes)

CloseSeptember 2, 2013 @ N/A
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Ist Quarter Mid-Term Ends

CloseSeptember 5, 2013 @ N/A

All-Campus Carnival & Cookout

CloseSeptember 5, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

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An SGA-sponsored event.

All-Campus Carnival & Cookout

CloseSeptember 5, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

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An SGA-sponsored event.
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Elementary Fall Field Day (K-5)

CloseSeptember 6, 2013 @ N/A

Men's Cross Country @ UPike Dual Meet

CloseSeptember 6, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

Women's Cross Country @ UPike Dual Meet

CloseSeptember 6, 2013 @ 4:30 pm
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Women's Tennis versus Asbury University

CloseSeptember 7, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
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ALC Blood Drive

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ N/A

Yearbook Photos

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 9:00 am

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Yearbook photos will be taken in the entry area between the faculty-staff and student lounges on the 2nd floor of the Jerry C. Davis Student Center. The photo session counts as convocation credit and is required of all students. Please note that professional dress is also required.

Fall Opening Convocation: Colmon Elridge III

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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ALC is pleased to welcome Colmon Elridge III, executive assistant to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Attendance at ALC’s opening convocation is required for all students, faculty, and staff.

Opening Convocation

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Event Details >>

Required of ALL students.

Opening Convocation

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Women's Volleyball @ Johnson University

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

Women's Volleyball @ Hiwassee

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
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MAPP Test (Freshmen & Juniors)

CloseSeptember 12, 2013 @ N/A

MAPP Testing

CloseSeptember 12, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Event Details >>

This is a required convocation for all first-time freshmen and all juniors ONLY. It is a casual dress event. Please watch for postings around campus that will provide more specific information. Location TBA.

MAPP Testing

CloseSeptember 12, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Event Details >>

This is a required convocation for all first-time freshmen and all juniors ONLY. It is a casual dress event. Please watch for postings around campus that will provide more specific information. Location: TBA.
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Senior Field Day (6-12)

CloseSeptember 13, 2013 @ N/A
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Men's Cross Country @ Centre College Invitational

CloseSeptember 14, 2013 @ 10:30 am

Women's Cross Country @ Centre College Invitational

CloseSeptember 14, 2013 @ 10:30 am

Women's Tennis versus Midway

CloseSeptember 14, 2013 @ 11:00 am

Women's Volleyball Tri-Match @ Asbury

CloseSeptember 14, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

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Match #1 vs. SLCOP @ 12 PM Match #2 vs. Asbury University @ 2 PM Match #3 vs. Point Park University @ 4 PM
15 16

Religious Emphasis Week

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ N/A

Virginia College Fair: Buchanan County Technical Center (Buchanan Co, VA)

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ 9:00 am

Virginia College Fair: Dickenson County Education Center (Dickenson Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Virginia College Fair: UVA-Wise, David J. Prior Convo. Center (Wise Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
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Religious Emphasis Week

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ N/A

Virginia College Fair: Lee High School (Lee Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 9:00 am

Constitution Day

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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Andrew Busroe, ALC’s Director of Library Services and adjunct professor, will lead us in a discussion to celebrate Constitution Day.

Virginia College Fair: Scott County Career and Tech Center (Scott Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Virginia College Fair: Southwest VA Higher Ed. (Abingdon/Washington Counties)

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

Religious Emphasis with Mark Combs

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

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In the first of three sessions, Mark Combs, founder of Hazard, KY’s Summit Community Church, will address students as part of Religious Emphasis Week.
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Religious Emphasis Week

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ N/A

Virginia College Fair: Smyth County College Night

CloseSeptember 18, 2013 @ N/A

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Time and location TBD.

Virginia College Fair: Lebanon High School Gymnasium (Russell Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 18, 2013 @ 9:30 am

Virginia College Fair: Southwest VA Community College (Tazewell Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 18, 2013 @ 12:30 pm
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Religious Emphasis Week

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ N/A

Virginia College Fair: Carroll County High School

CloseSeptember 19, 2013 @ 9:00 am

Religious Emphasis with Mark Combs

CloseSeptember 19, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Event Details >>

In the second of three sessions, Mark Combs, founder of Hazard, KY’s Summit Community Church, will address students as part of Religious Emphasis Week.

Virginia College Fair: Wytheville Meeting Center

CloseSeptember 19, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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The Wytheville Meeting Center is located adjacent to the campus of Wytheville Community College.

Religious Emphasis with Mark Combs

CloseSeptember 19, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Event Details >>

In the last of three sessions, Mark Combs, founder of Hazard, KY’s Summit Community Church, will address students as part of Religious Emphasis Week.
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Alumna and Alumnus of the Year Banquet

CloseSeptember 20, 2013 @ N/A

Men's Golf @ Hiwassee One-Day Golf Tournament

CloseSeptember 20, 2013 @ N/A

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Location: Three Ridges Golf Course – Knoxville, TN

Women's Volleyball @ Berea College Spoonbread Smash

CloseSeptember 20, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

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Matches: Sept. 20th vs. Ohio Christian @ 7 PM Sept. 21st vs. UPike @ 9 AM Sept. 21st vs. Johnson University @ 11 AM Sept. 21st vs. Carlow University @ 4 PM
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Women's Volleyball @ Berea College Spoonbread Smash

CloseSeptember 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am

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Matches: Sept. 20th vs. Ohio Christian @ 7 PM Sept. 21st vs. UPike @ 9 AM Sept. 21st vs. Johnson University @ 11 AM Sept. 21st vs. Carlow University @ 4 PM

Men's Cross Country @ Berea College Invitational

CloseSeptember 21, 2013 @ 10:30 am

Women's Cross Country @ Berea College Invitational

CloseSeptember 21, 2013 @ 10:30 am
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Women's Tennis @ IU Southeast

CloseSeptember 22, 2013 @ 11:00 am
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PBL Cupcake Social

CloseSeptember 24, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

Women's Volleyball @ Hiwassee College

CloseSeptember 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
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Women's Volleyball vs. Cincinnati Christian

CloseSeptember 28, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Women's Tennis @ Carlow University

CloseSeptember 28, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
29 30 1 2

1st Quarter Grades Due

CloseOctober 2, 2013 @ N/A
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Fall Festival

CloseOctober 4, 2013 @ N/A

Women's Volleyball vs. IU Kokomo

CloseOctober 4, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

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Match to be played at Midway College.

America's Funniest Professor - Dr. Carl Hurley

CloseOctober 4, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

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Dinner & a show. Special fundraiser for The June Buchanan School.

Women's Volleyball @ Midway College

CloseOctober 4, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

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MCVB Tri-Match
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Men's Golf @ Berea College Fall Tournament

CloseOctober 5, 2013 @ N/A

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@ Battlefield Golf Course – Berea, KY

Women's Tennis @ SLCOP

CloseOctober 5, 2013 @ 11:00 am

Women's Tennis @ IU East

CloseOctober 5, 2013 @ 2:00 pm