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Whether you are the first in your family to attend college or looking to further your career, we believe that a first-rate education should be accessible to anyone.

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Keeping Students First

Founded in 1985 from the desire to provide higher education to residents of south San Antonio, Palo Alto College has spent more than 30 years serving over 100,000 individuals throughout San Antonio, Bexar County, and surrounding counties.

On Campus News

The latest news, important announcements, and success stories from Palo Alto College

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    "Rising Star" invited to apply for 2021 Aspen Prize

    After being named a "Rising Star" by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, Palo Alto College has already been named to the list of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2021 Aspen Prize.
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  • Community Garden

    Column: Garden provides learning, nutrition

    This "Community Garden provides hands-on learning, access to nutritious food" column by Dr. Robert Garza was originally published in his biweekly column for the San Antonio Express-News' Southside Reporter and
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  • Community Garden

    Community Garden opens to improve food insecurity for the community

    Palo Alto College officially opened its new Community Garden to help combat food insecurity among students and the surrounding community.
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  • Julie McDevitt

    Spotlight Series: Julie McDevitt

    Julie McDevitt, coordinator for the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), is empowering faculty and staff to best-serve students by ensuring that they have the resources they need to grow professionally.
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  • Palomino Park

    Community partners team up to open new Palomino Park on South Side

    In partnership with San Antonio Sports, the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation, and the San Antonio Area Foundation, Palo Alto College opened Palomino Park, an open-access community park.
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Spotlight Events

  • PAC Softball vs SAFD

    Saturday, November 16, 3:45 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    This exhibition game celebrates the San Antonio Fire Department’s Hero Like Her campaign.

  • Mariachi Girl

    Thursday, November 14, 10-11 a.m.

    Teatro Palo Alto presents Under the Mariachi Girl Nov. 14-15

  • Wintermester Registration Deadline

    Sunday, December 15

    Palo Alto College is offering an online three-week Wintermester for enrolled students from Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, to Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.


Upcoming Events

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    STEM Week

    Monday, November 11, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Learn about STEM Careers in San Antonio at STEM Week
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    PAC Recycles

    Thursday, November 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Presented by the S.H.A.R.E. Center, Cosmetology, Communities in Schools, Club Earth, the Logistics Club, and the Student Government Association.
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    Mariachi Girl

    Saturday, November 16, 6-7 p.m.
    Teatro Palo Alto presents Under the Mariachi Girl Nov. 16
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    November Blood Drive

    Tuesday, November 19, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Tuesday, Nov. 19th Wednesday, November 20th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For further information or to sign up for specific time, please contact Jamie Sarmiento at 210-486-3222
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    Pizza with the President

    Tuesday, November 19, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    Don't miss out - meet Palo Alto College president, Dr. Robert Garza, while enjoying free pizza and drinks! While supplies last.
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    Mariachi Girl

    Thursday, November 21, 10-11 a.m.
    Teatro Palo Alto presents Under the Mariachi Girl Nov. 21-22
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    Discover PAC

    Friday, November 22
    Come out to Palo Alto College and Discover PAC with activities, tours, and more!
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    Mariachi Girl

    Saturday, November 23, 6-7 p.m.
    Teatro Palo Alto presents Under the Mariachi Girl Nov. 23
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    Lego Night at the Children's Library

    Wednesday, November 27, 5–7 p.m.
    On Nov. 27, join the Children's Library this Summer for Lego Night
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    Storytime and Craft at the Children's Library

    Wednesday, December 4, 5–7 p.m.
    On Dec. 4, join the Children's Library this Summer for Storytime and Craft