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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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    PAC awarded grant for Grow With Google HSI Career Readiness Program

    PAC announced its participation in the Grow with Google HSI Career Readiness Program. The initiative will help Latino students at over 20 HSIs prepare for the workforce through digital skills training and career workshops.
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    Advocacy resources available to Palo Alto College students

    This " Advocacy resources available to Palo Alto College students" 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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    This Texas community college group is offering free tuition – and much more

    This story by Wayne D’Orio was originally published in The Hechinger Report – a national nonprofit news organization.
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    Palo Alto College announced as no-cost COVID-19 testing site

    The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District will be hosting no-cost COVID-19 testing at several Alamo Colleges District facilities, including Palo Alto College, to help reduce wait times in the area.
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    Return to Campus Plan

    With Omicron cases on the rise across the country, including Texas, Palo Alto College offers an update on where we stand as we are preparing for the Spring 2022 semester.
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    Free textbooks for Palo Alto College students

    The AlamoBOOKS+ program will provide free textbook rentals to all returning and new students through a new partnership with Barnes & Noble College.
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Spotlight Events

Upcoming Events

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    Tuesday, January 18
    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 $55,000 annually.
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    Resume and Online Job Exploration

    Tuesday, February 1, 6-7 p.m.
    Career & Experiential Learning is hosting a workshop to assist students with resume writing skills.
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    King and Queen Application

    Wednesday, February 2
    Apply to run for PACfest King or Queen on AlamoExperience.
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    Student Athlete Orientation

    Tuesday, February 8, 4 - 6 p.m.
    Mandatory meeting for all student athletes to discuss academic and athletic requirements, volunteer work, and the signing of the athletic handbook. For more information, call (210) 486-3800
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    Gallery100 + ProjectSPACE : Exhibition

    Tuesday, February 15
    Gallery100 and ProjectSPACE presents an exhibition of works by Ryan Takaba, Audrey LeGalley, and Joey Rivera.
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    Jacket & Sock Drive

    Saturday, February 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Join us in donating gently used men’s and women’s jackets and new, unused socks. Our goal is to collect 1,000 pairs of socks to help the homeless stay warm!
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    Spring Break

    Monday, March 14
    Palo Alto College, and the entire Alamo Colleges District, will be closed for Spring Break from Monday, March 14 through Sunday, March 20.
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    PACfest 2022

    Thursday, April 7, Noon-10 p.m.
    Are you ready to Fiesta on the south side? Palo Alto College will host PACfest 2022, an annual official Fiesta® San Antonio event, on Thursday, April 7
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    Easter Holiday

    Friday, April 15
    The campus and district offices will be closed April 15-17 for the Easter Holiday.
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    Pop-Up Market

    Thursday, April 28, 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.