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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 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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    Spotlight Series: Tony Longoria

    Since 2018, TEDxPaloAltoCollege has brought together inspiring and innovative minds to present new ideas and spark conversations. This year it will be accessible online and free of charge.
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    TEDxPaloAltoCollege to inspire hope in third annual event, hosted virtually

    Palo Alto College will host the third annual TEDxPaloAltoCollege virtually on Saturday, Sept. 26. Speakers and performers will present ideas around the theme “Hope Rising.”
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    Celebrating cultures of south Texas during annual Heritage Month

    Palo Alto College will celebrate its 2020 Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to honor the indigenous heritages of South Texas through series of free virtual events.
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    Spotlight Series: Dr. Lori Rodriguez

    During Virtual Heritage Month Dr. Lori Rodriguez, assistant professor of Mexican American studies, will be encouraging thought-provoking conversations about terms that are used interchangeably to describe the Latino community.
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    New Housing Assistance Program for students

    Palo Alto College launched a Housing Assistance Program through a partnership with the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) to provide Alamo Colleges students with housing vouchers to offset rental costs by 50 percent.
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    Return to Campus Plan

    Out of an abundance of caution, Palo Alto College has made changes to the way we provide instruction and operate in light of the evolving concerns related to the coronavirus.
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Spotlight Events

  • Virtual Heritage Month

    Tuesday, September 15, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15

    Palo Alto College will celebrate its 2020 Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to honor the indigenous heritages of South Texas through series of free virtual events.

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Upcoming Events

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    Gallery100 + ProjectSPACE : Chris Sauter

    Tuesday, September 8, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Questions for Answers by Chris Sauter, coming to you from Gallery100 + ProjectSPACE, is being shared exclusively on Facebook and Instagram.
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    A Virtual Conversation: The Future of Policing

    Tuesday, September 29, 12 – 1 p.m.
    Join us for a Virtual Conversation: The Future of Policing. Moderated by San Antonio Report's Iris Dimmick, Councilwoman Rocha Garcia will be joined by a panel of experts and community members.
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    Author Talk/Plática with Ernesto Todd Mireles

    Wednesday, September 30, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    In his book, “Insurgent Aztlán The Liberating Power of Cultural Resistance,” Ernesto Todd Mireles reconstructs the relationship between social-political insurgent theory and Xicano literature, film and myth.
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    Cosmetology Esthetician Information Session

    Wednesday, September 30, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
    Join us for a virtual information session about Palo Alto College's Cosmetology Esthetician program.
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    Eleven Rivers Review Student Poetry Reading

    Thursday, October 1, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    In honor of National Poetry Day, Palo Alto College will host a student poetry reading. While the event will feature Eleven Rivers Review (11RR) student contributors, all students are welcome to join and read their poetry.
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    she wears bells

    Thursday, October 1, 7–8 p.m.
    Join Teatro Palo Alto in its second show of the Fall 2020 season - she wears bells
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    she wears bells

    Friday, October 2, 7–8 p.m.
    Join Teatro Palo Alto in its second show of the Fall 2020 season - she wears bells
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    she wears bells

    Saturday, October 3, 7–8 p.m.
    Join Teatro Palo Alto in its second show of the Fall 2020 season - she wears bells
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    Panel Discussion/Plática: "Crisis within a Crisis: Domestic Violence Crisis During the Coronavirus Pandemic"

    Monday, October 5, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    A native of San Juan, Texas, Cristela Alonzo is comedian, actress, writer and producer, who created and starred in the ABC sitcom “Cristela.”
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    Presenting Children’s Book Author Catherine Stier

    Wednesday, October 7, 5–7 p.m.
    The Children's Library presents Catherine Stier, a San Antonio-based author of award-winning children's books.