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

  • TMMTX presents check to PAC

    STEM on the rise at PAC

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Inc. (TMMTX) celebrated 15 years since opening the doors of its South Side plant, and as a longtime partner of PAC, TMMTX granted a $15,000 gift to support PAC's STEM initiatives.
    Learn more
  • Excelling in developmental education

    PAC students make strides in developmental education

    For more than a decade, PAC has sought innovative ways of accelerating its developmental education models to help students achieve higher levels of competency sooner and, ultimately, go further in their education.
    Find out more
  • Advocacy Symposium 2018

    PAC advocates for students’ needs

    It's been nearly two years since the S.H.A.R.E. Center opened its doors. To spark regional discussion about the value of providing holistic services to college students, PAC hosted its first Advocacy Symposium.
    Read more
  • Luis Valdez at PAC

    La Bamba filmmaker headlines Heritage Month

    To join the national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Palo Alto College honors the indigenous heritages of South Texas during the 2018 Heritage Month with a series of free events, with guests like filmmaker Luis Valdez.
    Learn more about Heritage Month
  • Advocacy Symposium Buzz

    On Campus Buzz: Advocacy Symposium

    In 2016, PAC opened the SHARE Center as the result of a student Advocacy Survey. Now, on Sept. 21, 2018, the College is hosting an Advocacy Symposium.
    Watch the Buzz

Spotlight Events

  • Fall Choir Concert

    Monday, October 29, 6-7 p.m.

    Join Palo Alto College's choir for a special performance.

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Upcoming Events

  • Gallery100

    Gallery100 Fall 2018 Exhibition

    Monday, September 10, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Come out to the Gallery100 Fall 2018 Exhibition featuring 3D Paper Artworks by Mercedes Kerr Stainken. Gallery 100 is located in Concho Hall and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Session Begins

    Fall Flex II session begins

    Monday, October 22, 12 a.m.–11:59 p.m.
    Welcome back, Palominos! Classes for Fall Flex II session begins on Oct. 22.
  • Early Voting

    Early Voting at Palo Alto College

    Monday, October 22, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
    Palo Alto College is an early voting site for the Joint General Election on November 6, 2018. Residents can cast ballots in Ozuna 102/107.
  • Recruiters On Campus

    Recruiters On Campus

    Monday, October 22
    On October 22–24, meet with representatives from various universities, colleges, and businesses.
  • Faculty/Adjunct Jazz Concert

    Faculty/Adjunct Jazz Concert

    Tuesday, October 23, 7-8 p.m.
    Faculty and Adjunct Faculty will perform modern jazz compositions and jazz standards from the American Songbook.
  • San Antonio Aids Foundation

    San Antonio Aids Foundation Testing

    Wednesday, October 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    The San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) will be providing free rapid HIV & syphilis testing on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Central Courtyard.
  • Craft and go at the Children's Library

    Craft&Go at the Children's Library

    Wednesday, October 24, 5–7 p.m.
    On Oct. 10, join the Children's Library this Fall for Story and Craft.
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Day

    Domestic Violence Awareness Day

    Thursday, October 25, 10 a.m.– 1p.m.
    October 25 is Domestic Violence Awareness Day! Wear purple to bring awareness to domestic violence.
  • EmployeeDevelopementDay

    Employee Development Day

    Friday, October 26, All Day
    Campus closed for Alamo Colleges Employee Development Day on Oct. 26. Classes after 5 p.m. will meet.
  • SHARP Sessions

    S.H.A.R.P. Sessions

    Friday, October 26, Noon–4 p.m.
    Males ages 14-19 are invited to participate in Sexual Health and Adolescent Risk Prevention (S.H.A.R.P.) and earn a $40 gift card.