Champions for Access

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.

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

  • Alternative Spring Break

    Students give back during Spring Break

    Palo Alto College's third annual Alternative Spring Break is sending students to New Orleans and Los Angeles to do diverse community service projects. Learn about one student's inspiration to go on Alternative Spring Break.
    Read more
  • Naomi Vasquez

    Spotlight Series: Naomi Vasquez

    From a very young age, Naomi Vasquez was exposed to the world of music. Now a second-year music student at Palo Alto College, she was selected as a trombone player for the TCCBDA All-State Jazz Orchestra.
    Read her story
  • Dr. Yolanda Reyna

    Spotlight Series: Dr. Yolanda Reyna

    Dr. Yolanda Reyna was recognized this spring with the Distinguished Community College Faculty Award for her accomplishments teaching and serving Chicano students.
    Read more
  • Tutoring

    Tutoring Services help students prepare for midterms

    As midterms approach, many students have upcoming tests and papers that will play a big role in determining final grades. Being prepared is important for students' success, and Tutoring Services offers free sessions and workshops.
    Learn more
  • Dr. Amie DeLeon

    Spotlight Series: Dr. Amie DeLeon

    Dr. Amie DeLeon, Teacher Education professor, has spearheaded a 12-year partnership between Palo Alto College and Junior Achievement. This spring, the partnership is being recognized with the President's Volunteer Service Award.
    Learn more

Spotlight Events

Upcoming Events

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    Friday, March 1
    Get free tax help on campus with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offering free tax assistance services for individuals and families who earn up to $60,000 annually.
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    Women's History Month - Library Exhibit

    Monday, March 4
    Images of Valor : U.S. Latinos and Latinas of World War II
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    Snack 'n Chat

    Monday, March 18, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Learn how a Peer Advisor can support your educational goals.
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    Spring Flex II

    Tuesday, March 19
    Spring Flex II registration deadline
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    SGA Election Application Deadline

    Friday, March 22
    Apply to become a 2019–2020 SGA officer before the March 22 deadline.
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    Teatro Palo Alto presents Los Mecánicos Groseros

    Friday, March 22, 10- 11 a.m.
    Teatro Palo Alto presents Los Mecánicos Groseros - March 22
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    Teatro Palo Alto presents Los Mecánicos Groseros

    Friday, March 22, 1-2 p.m.
    Teatro Palo Alto presents Los Mecánicos Groseros - March 22
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    Farmer's Market

    Monday, March 25, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    The Farmer's Market is a one-stop-shop for healthy fruits and vegetables, as well as other food essentials.
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    Women's History Month - Health & Wellness and Farmers Market

    Monday, March 25, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Visit representatives from various community health agencies to learn about keeping yourself healthy. Featuring on-site health services, food demos, fitness classes, and more!
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    Nursing Program : Transfer Advising Session

    Tuesday, March 26, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    University of Texas Health - San Antonio will be conducting one-on-one, 15-minute advising sessions by appointment only for students who are interested in applying for their Nursing program.