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. 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 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’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.
Freshman Transition Program (Bridge Program)
In an effort to further assist new students in making the adjustment from high school to college life, the campus community has designed and implemented the ALC Freshman Transition Program, better known as the “Bridge to Success at ALC.” The Bridge Program is staffed by volunteer faculty and staff who are dedicated to serving the social and academic needs of the entering freshmen. The staff conducts workshops and 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.
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.