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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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    Community Column: Resilience will carry us forward in 2021

    This "Resilience will carry us forward in 2021" column by Dr. Robert Garza was originally published in his biweekly column for the San Antonio Express-News' Southside Reporter and mysanantonio.com.
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    PAC receives eight-figure gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

    Palo Alto College announced that it is the recipient of an eight-figure gift from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This marks the largest one-time donation in the College’s history.
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    Palo Alto College named a 2020 AASHE Sustainability Award Winner

    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) announced Palo Alto College as the recipient of a 2020 AASHE Sustainability Award. The College was honored for its Community Garden.
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    On Campus Buzz: Rio Grande Building Ground-breaking

    Check out the latest On Campus Buzz to hear how the new Rio Grande Building will enhance the learning experience for students at Palo Alto College.
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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

Upcoming Events

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    S.H.A.R.E. Center Virtual Open House

    Monday, January 25, 9:30-11 a.m.
    Come learn more about the S.H.A.R.E. Center and how it provides a variety of resources to care for students’ needs in and outside the classroom. Hear how you can access services whether learning remotely or on campus.
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    S.H.A.R.E. Center Virtual Open House

    Tuesday, January 26, 2-3:30 p.m.
    Come learn more about the S.H.A.R.E. Center and how it provides a variety of resources to care for students’ needs in and outside the classroom. Hear how you can access services whether learning remotely or on campus.
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    Virtual Story and craft at the Children's Library

    Wednesday, January 27, 5–7 p.m.
    On Jan. 27, join the Children's Library this fall for Story and Craft.
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    VITA

    Monday, February 8
    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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    Restorative Justice Healing Circle for Students

    Wednesday, February 10, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Palo Alto College's Access, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee presents "Restorative Justice Healing Circle for Students."
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    Ally Training for Faculty/Staff

    Wednesday, February 17, 4-5:30 p.m.
    Palo Alto College's Access, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee presents "Ally Training for Faculty/Staff."
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    Ally Training for Students

    Thursday, February 18, 2-3:30 p.m.
    Palo Alto College's Access, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee presents "Ally Training for Students."
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    Spring Flex II Application Deadline

    Monday, March 1, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Start your Palo Alto College enrollment process today!
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    Spring Flex II Registration Deadline

    Sunday, March 14, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Start your Palo Alto College enrollment process today!
  • Graduation Application Deadline

    Graduation Application Deadline

    Monday, March 15, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Applications for spring graduation are being accepted until Monday, March 15.