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Alice Lloyd College

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About Alice Lloyd College

Rich in tradition and clear in mission, Alice Lloyd College is widely recognized as a highly respected, private, four-year, liberal arts institution dedicated to providing leadership education to some of the brightest and best students in the Appalachian region. We believe in our students so much that we guarantee the cost of tuition for students residing in our 108-county service area. For this reason, we are continually recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the “Top College in the Nation for Graduating Students with the Least Amount of Debt.”

Campus information

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 Lakewas 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.

Alice Lloyd College is located in Pippa Passes, which is in Knott County, Kentucky. 


As a residential institution, Alice Lloyd College believes that campus living provides opportunities for personal growth, development, and education. Dormitory life is an integral part of the college experience and development of the total person. The opportunity to live away from home, gain personal maturity through responsibility, meet and share with new people from different cultural and personal backgrounds, and take an active part in the governance and operation of a residence hall are only a few advantages found in dormitory life.

The College requires that full-time students live in authorized campus housing with the exception of students commuting to ALC and living with immediate family members. (Only full-time students — individuals who are enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of college classes — are eligible to live in one of the College dormitories.) The Dean of Students and Community Life must approve all other housing arrangements. Resident students are required to subscribe to the College Board Plan.

There are four residence halls on the campus of Alice Lloyd College. Berger-Auen Hall and Howard Memorial Hall are designated as men’s residence halls, and Carrick Hall and Lilly Memorial Hall are women’s residence halls. Each residence hall has three floors plus an apartment for the Head Resident on the first floor. The housing capacity for students in each residence hall is:

  • Berger-Auen Hall-126 residents 
  • Carrick Hall-52 residents
  • Howard Memorial Hall-129 residents
  • Lilly Memorial Hall-198 residents

Each residence hall has its own distinguishing aspects, but all include spacious, comfortable lobbies where residents can meet for group studies, social activities, or to visit with friends. All residents have access to laundry facilities and vending machines.

ALL of the buildings on ALC’s campus, including all of our dormitories, have wireless capability.

Most rooms are designed for at least two occupants and are furnished with single beds or bunk beds, mattresses, a large study desk, chairs, closets, a dresser, and mirror. Each room comes equipped with jacks for telephones and computers, along with easy cable television hook-up. Students may bring their own appliances, such as small refrigerators, microwaves, stereos, alarm clocks, DVD players, and gaming systems. Due to safety requirements and fire codes, no hot plates or electrical cooking devices are permitted.

Everything else is up to your own sensibilities and preferences. You may decorate your room however you wish, but we ask that you keep it in good taste. Posters or other items considered to be inappropriate by the College will not be permitted in the dorm room. At least one inspection for cleanliness and fire prevention will be scheduled each month.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 2 English Language 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 3 Sports Science 1


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