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Founded in 1985 from the desire to provide higher education to residents of south San Antonio, Palo Alto College has spent more than 35 years serving over 150,000 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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    New Dental Hygiene Program begins classes

    Palo Alto College is thrilled to announce the start of classes for its highly anticipated Dental Hygiene Program.
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    PAC Food Truck Park serving up healthy options

    Healthier food options are taking over Palo Alto College with the opening of its new Food Truck Park. Watch SA Live - KSAT-12 coverage.
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    ACD - Palo Alto College celebrates grand opening of new SETC

    The Alamo Colleges District celebrated the newest addition to the Alamo Colleges District with a ribbon cutting of the new Southside Education and Training Center on Saturday, August 12.
    ACD - Palo Alto College celebrates grand opening of new SETC
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    PAC named National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

    The National Security Agency has designated Palo Alto College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) for its Associate in Cybersecurity.
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    PAC hosts ribbon cutting for Vineyard & Hops Yard, receives $100k gift

    Palo Alto College hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Vineyard & Hops Yard on Tuesday, May 23. It marked the occasion by announcing a $100k gift from Laura and Kirk Kistner towards PAC's Viticulture and Enology program.
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Spotlight Events

  • Latinx Heritage Month

    Thursday, September 14

    Palo Alto College will celebrate its 2023 Latinx Heritage Month from Sept. 14 to Oct. 12 to honor the indigenous heritages of South Texas through series of free events.

  • Paloween Hustle 5k/10k in Honor of Samantha Tapia

    Saturday, October 21, 8 a.m.

    Let's come together to honor Samantha Tapia's legacy and empower future student-athletes. Lace up your running shoes, gather your friends and family, and be part of a meaningful day.


Upcoming Events

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    PAC National Cyber League Team Info Session

    Monday, September 25, 12-1 p.m.
    PAC’s National Cyber League (NCL) team is recruiting new members for the upcoming fall competition season. Whether you're a seasoned competitor or a beginner, you're welcome to attend our informative session.
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    The Scholarship Guru

    Wednesday, September 27, 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
    Palo Alto College presents the Scholarship Guru, Carlynn Greene. Learn new tips and tricks to improve your scholarship applications. Find out how to locate great scholarship opportunities you qualify for!
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    Video Game Day

    Monday, October 16, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Join us as we celebrate Video Game Day with Palo Alto College’s STEM Center! Take a break from classes and play a game or two. Plus, learn about careers within the video game industry. Snacks and refreshments will be available.
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    Palomino Pumpkin Patch

    Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Join us as we host Palomino Pumpkin Patch! This event is free and open to the public, and features a pumpkin painting, fun photo ops, crafts, games, and more!
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    Family Spooktacular Stories & Crafts

    Tuesday, October 24, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    PAC families, join us for spooktacular fun! Dress up in Halloween costumes, or come as you are. We’ll read spooky stories, sing silly songs, and make some fun and festive crafts to take home.
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    Graduation Application Deadline

    Tuesday, October 31, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Applications for fall graduation are being accepted until Tuesday, October 31. Meet with your academic advisor today!
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    Pop-Up Market

    Friday, November 17, 3— 5 p.m.
    Palo Alto College and the San Antonio Food Bank are hosting a Pop Up Market to provide healthy food to students, employees, and the surrounding community through this no-contact, drive-through event.
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    Blood Drive

    Thursday, November 30, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
    The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is hosting a Blood Drive at Palo Alto College! Just one donation can save up to three lives. 
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    Tutoring Services Open House

    Wednesday, February 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
    Take a tour, meet your PAC tutors, learn about the resources offered, check out Fall 2023 events, and grab some swag!