Alice Lloyd College

New Student Orientation

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Alice Lloyd College is committed to helping new students make a smooth and enjoyable transition to college life. The College has devised a three-phased system of orientation in which students are properly introduced to life on campus: 1) Summer Orientation, 2) Fall Orientation, and 3) the Freshman Transition Program (“The Bridge Program”). We wish for all incoming students to take advantage of the opportunities that await them in Pippa Passes. Not only will you become more familiar with college life, but you will also learn more about our athletics programs, student activities, the Student Work Program, the Caney Scholars, and more. You’ll be given the opportunity to meet other new students, as well as our outstanding faculty and staff. New Student Orientation will provide you with all of the valuable information you’ll need to meet your educational and personal goals.

As a student at Alice Lloyd, you will experience college life in a truly unique setting. Mountain ranges surrounding the College offer sensational beauty, especially in the spring and autumn. ALC’s campus occupies land on both sides of peaceful Caney Creek. Steep, wooded mountains rise from the creek, and much of the 225-acre campus includes mountain slopes, with many buildings set into the hillsides. Pippa Passes is a close-knit college community, and we’re excited to welcome you into our family of students and educators!

Summer Orientation

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Summer Orientation is scheduled during the summer (usually in June) for new students and parents. Entering students will meet with College faculty and staff members to gain information about college life and to become familiar with College regulations. Parents will meet with staff members to learn more about the College’s philosophy and what life will be like for their son or daughter at Alice Lloyd.

Fall Orientation

Fall Orientation’s primary task is to finalize the students’ class schedules, to meet with advisors, take placement tests, provide an opportunity to meet fellow students and faculty members, and become acquainted with the guidelines and regulations of student life.

The Bridge Program

The Alice Lloyd College Freshman Transition Program

DSC_0658Created in the summer of 1999 by Assistant Professor Evelyn T. Silliman, the Freshman Transition Program, affectionately known as “The Bridge Program” or “The Bridge to Success at ALC,” consisted of nine workshops, covering topics such as “Dealing with Roommates,” “Time Management,” “Study Skills,” etc. The program was developed to address the issues that first-time students (especially first-generation students) face when making the transition from high school to college life. Alice Lloyd College is a residential institution and typically enrolls 60-70% first-generation freshmen. Therefore, the trauma of beginning college life can be overwhelming.

To alleviate the confusion and stress these freshmen experience, the faculty and staff volunteer to man a program designed to help our incoming students feel more comfortable on our campus. Over the years, the Program has been enhanced and expanded to include a total of 14 workshops that involve discussions on topics such as study skills, managing your time and money, dealing with roommates, effective use of support systems, and how to register and select a major. Successful completion of the Program also offers one hour of institutional (non-transferable) credit toward graduation at ALC. The College’s departments of Student Services and Academics have worked together to mold and maintain this program as a functional and enjoyable experience for our freshmen. From 1999 to 2005, our retention rates increased from 52.17% to 68.31%.

Though the Bridge Program does not take full credit for this growth in retention, surely this program has had a positive effect on the student body of ALC. Interesting to note is the fact that upperclassmen now administer several aspects of the Program. They help teach workshops, advertise the meetings, pack gift bags, record attendance, etc. This not only offers work experience to the upperclassmen, but also a chance for the freshmen to make positive contact with successful students.

Typically, over half of the students say that the Program helped them establish themselves as residents and students on the campus, and that the Program’s primary value lies in helping them meet new people and discover that college professors are normal, caring people, too.

All freshmen and *transfer students are required to successfully complete the program. Sessions will be conducted over the fall semester and attendance will be taken. Students who elect to complete this course of study (and do so successfully) receive one hour of institutional credit and are eligible for the Leadership Certificate when they become upperclassmen.

*Exceptions to the required enrollment for transfer students may be allowed if the student can show proof they have successfully completed a similar transition program with their previous college/university.

Upcoming Events

  • Men's Basketball @ West Virginia Tech University
    February 6, 2016 @ N/A Event Details >>
  • Women's Basketball @ West Virginia Tech University
    February 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm Event Details >>
  • Convocation: Brooke Radnor
    February 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm Event Details >>
  • Women's Basketball vs Rio Grande University
    February 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm Event Details >>
  • Men's Basketball vs Rio Grande University
    February 11, 2016 @ 7:30 pm Event Details >>
  • Women's Basketball @ Welch College
    February 13, 2016 @ N/A Event Details >>

Calendar

February 2016
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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