Alice Lloyd College

Appalachia Day Homecoming


Alice Lloyd College holds its annual Appalachia Day Homecoming celebration every second Saturday of October. Hundreds of friends and alumni gather on campus to listen to traditional mountain music and peruse booths displaying the arts and crafts of Appalachian artisans. Other events which take place during this day of fun and fellowship include the annual Alumni Association Meeting, various athletic events, children’s storytelling, an Appalachian writers’ book signing, the induction of new members into the ALC Athletic Hall of Fame, the coronation of the Homecoming Queen and Princess, and the traditional soup bean supper.

Schedule of Events

Below is a tentative schedule of what we have planned for Our Appalachia Day Homecoming, which will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The Appalachia Day Homecoming event is coordinated each year by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Office of Marketing & Communications.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Registration and Information Center
Upon arrival to campus, stop by this area to register for door prizes and make your alumni donation!
*Beside of Flag Plaza
*Rain Plan: Campbell Arts Center

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ALC Bookstore Open
ALC logo imprinted sportswear, mugs, umbrellas, pens, and much more will be available for purchase.
*Davis Student Center – First Floor

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Food Court
Stop by this area to grab a tasty treat.
*Parking Lot beside the June Buchanan Alumni Center
*Rain Plan: Booths without cover will go on the McGaw Library porch. All other booths will remain outdoors.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Appalachian Crafters and Authors
Visit with regional artisans and authors as they display and sell their work.
*Central Campus
*Rain Plan: Campbell Arts Center lobby or McGaw library porch. 

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Adults: $4.75; Children ages 6-12: $2.75; ages 5 and under: Free
*Davis Student Center – Hunger Din Dining Hall

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Traditional Mountain Music
Doug Hutchens and Rob Marshall will take the Appalachia Day stage to serve as emcees for the entertainment provided by local musicians. 
Special thank you to Doug Hutchens and Rob Marshall for their continued support.
*Stage Area in front of Miss June’s House
*Rain Plan: Campbell Arts Center

11:00 a.m.

ALC Eagles Baseball and Softball Games vs. Alumni
You won’t want to miss these game between the current Eagles team and returning alumni!
*Reeve Athletic Field and Softball Field
*Rain Plan: Cancelled

12:00 p.m.

Dr. Joe Stepp, President of ALC, will welcome everyone to campus.
*Stage Area in front of Miss June’s House
*Rain Plan: Campbell Arts Center

12:30 p.m.

Rubber Duck Derby
Register for the Derby by stopping at the Kentucky Education Association (KEA) and Student Rural Health Association (SRHA) booth. Rubber ducks will begin their race in front of the June Buchanan Alumni Center and continue down Caney Creek. 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lil’ Eagles Appalachian Games and Crafts
Join us for Appalachian games, crafts and storytelling
 *Tennis Court
*Rain Plan: 2nd Floor Lobby of JBAC

1:00 p.m.

Alice Lloyd College Alumni Association Meeting
All alumni are encouraged to attend this meeting. President Stepp will provide updates on campus activities and projects.
*Ralph Edwards Auditorium – First Floor McGaw Library

2:00 p.m.

Alumni Reception
Alumni, along with current and former faculty/staff members, are invited to revisit one of the campus’s most historical buildings and enjoy a time of reminiscing with friends from yesterday!
*Cushing Hall Auditorium

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Founder’s Shack Viewing
Step back in time by visiting our earliest campus building.
*Rain Plan: Cancelled

3:00 p.m.

ALC Lady Eagles vs. Alumni Basketball Game
The ALC Eagles will compete against former Lady Eagles in an exciting game of basketball. The Alice Lloyd College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction will take place after this game. Phi Beta Lambda will also announce the winner of the Susan G. Komen fundraiser. 
*Grady Nutt Athletic Center

4:30 p.m.

ALC Eagles vs. Alumni Basketball Game
The ALC Lady Eagles will take on former Eagles in a competitive game of basketball. The Alice Lloyd College Homecoming Coronation will take place during half-time.
*Grady Nutt Athletic Center

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Traditional Soup Bean Supper
Join friends – old and new – for a delicious soup bean supper (including all the fixins’)!
Adults: $6.75; Children ages 6-12: $4.25; Ages 5 and under: Free
*Hunger Din – Davis Student Center

Driving to Alice Lloyd College




If you’d like to get a taste of Appalachia Day Homecoming or attended this year’s event and would like to relive the day’s activities, please view our Appalachia Day slideshow below.


Questions? Please contact:

Katelin Hylton, Director of Marketing & Communications,
Appalachia Day Chairperson
Phone: (606) 368-6055

Teresa Grender, Director of Alumni Relations
Phone: (606) 368-6044

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