Midway College

Midway is an independent, liberal arts college with approximately 1,700 students, related by covenant to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offering two and four-year degrees, located in Midway, Kentucky. Midway is the only women's college in Kentucky. The all-female Day College offers majors in four pillar programs: business, equine studies, nursing, and teacher education. Athletic teams include: cross country, track, volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, tennis, equestrian hunt seat, western and eventing.

In addition to the Day College, Midway College offers programs to adult men and women, through the evening and weekend School for Career Development (SCD), offered on the Midway Campus and in more than 18 sites across Kentucky, and also through Midway College ONLINE. Both SCD and ONLINE offered accelerated degree-completion programs for working adults in popular programs such as Organizational Administration and Leadership and Teacher Education, among others.


The mission of Midway College: "As Kentucky's only college for Women and as a forerunner in coeducational adult accelerated learning, Midway College empowers undergraduate and graduate students as leaders through a professionally-oriented liberal arts education."


The school is located on a working farm in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass region. The campus overlooks Midway, a small town in central Kentucky. The National Park Service placed Pinkerton Hall, the oldest building on campus, on the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1974.

Academic buildings

Equine Education Center houses a x 235 foot indoor riding arena, eight stalls, laboratory, classroom, a large tack room, audio-visual room, wash stall and faculty offices.

Keeneland Equine Education Center contains an indoor riding arena, 16 stalls, a tack room, washroom and office space.

Ashland Equine Barn contains 8 stalls, office space, and a washroom.

Marrs Hall, with a clock tower, houses the Office of the President, the Arthur Young Lloyd Board Room, the offices for the Provost and Dean of the Women's College, the Vice President of College Relations and Development, and the Director of Public Relations. The Midway College Teacher Education Program is housed on the second floor. The admissions office for Midway College ONLINE is on the ground floor of Marrs.

Pinkerton Hall, the oldest building on campus, a two-story Greek revival building, was rebuilt in 1852 following a fire that destroyed the original structure in 1848. Pinkerton Hall contains the Offices of Admissions for SCD and the Day College, the Director of Financial Aid, the Business Office, and the Offices for Financial Affairs.

Starks Hall was built in 1925 and serves as a major classroom building for the campus. The building also contains the offices of the Vice President and Dean of the School for Career Development, the Director of Academic Support, and the Registrar. On the second and third floors are classrooms, faculty offices, and Alumnae Chapel.

Anne Hart Raymond Center for Mathematics, Science & Technology opened in the fall 2003 semester. A building with laboratories for biology, anatomy, microbiology/immunology, botany, physics, chemistry and physical/environmental science. Faculty members and upper-level students have access to dedicated laboratory space to pursue more advanced research projects. Additionally, the building has a 450-seat auditorium, classrooms, and faculty offices.

Residential buildings

Buster Hall houses 142 women in traditional-style rooms with community bathrooms on each floor.

Belle Wisdom Hall students live in suite-style rooms, sharing private bathrooms with 2-4 residents. Belle residents have a small community atmosphere, living in a building that houses a maximum of 81 women.


Ring Shield

  • Lamp: truth and knowledge
  • Date: 1847
  • Key: knowledge
  • Oak Leaf: strength
  • Star: merit, guidance, heavenly wisdom
  • Scales: justice
  • Wings: protection, chivalry
  • Trumpet vine: Kentucky
  • Shield: faith, protection
  • School Colors: blue, gold and white
  • School Motto: Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself

Night of Lights

A truly unique tradition, Night of Lights marks the end of the academic year with its special way of enabling friends to say farewell. Small candles are floated down the stream by the Path of 0pportunity. Legend has it that if the candle stays aflame while passing beneath the bridge, one's wish will come true.

Pinkerton Bell

Originally used to signal wake-up, meals and classes, now, the bell sends out its glad tidings for any happy occasion.

Alma Mater (school song)

Here banded together, dear Old Alma Mater
Secure in our heritage by old girls bequeathed,
Led by their conquests and the future offered,
We trust to thy wise guidance, thy voice of wisdom heed,
We trust to thy wise guidance, our youth and its need.
Then forth from thy doors, dear Alma Mater send us,
All ready to honor thee wher'ere we may be,
Strong in self-knowledge, wise in understanding
We sing now to thy glory, our strength thy victory,
We sing now to thy glory, we offer to thee.
Original words by Lucy Peterson, 1906-1962, sung to the tune Adeste Fideles. Amended by Dr. Tracey Miller, 1990.

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