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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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    Free COVID-19 Screening

    Screening is conducted several days a week in Student Center (Rm 130). Faculty, staff, students, and vendors are required complete a COVID-19 screening once a week beginning Aug. 16.
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    Community Column: Texas Fine Wine fundraiser to support PAC students

    This "Texas Fine Wine fundraiser to support PAC students" 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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    Spotlight Series: Gregory Herrera

    After his military service, Gregory Herrera turned to horticulture to cope with PTSD. His interest in plants led him to PAC, where he enrolled in Landscape and Horticulture and subsequently Viticulture and Enology courses.
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    Palo Alto College awarded for excellence in veteran education

    Palo Alto College was honored with the Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Gold Award from the Texas Veterans Commission’s Veterans Education Program.
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    PAC Family Plática: Edward "EJ" Moreno

    Tune in to our latest PAC Family Plática to hear from Edward "EJ" Moreno, Interim Athletic Director at Palo Alto College, as he talks about the future for PAC Athletics.
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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

  • The Revolutionists

    Sunday, October 24, 2–3 p.m.

    Join Teatro Palo Alto in its first show of the Fall 2021 season - The Revolutionists

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  • Paloween

    Thursday, October 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Celebrate the spooky season with Student Life! Enjoy free treats, music, face painting, a costume contest, and table or treat!

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  • Texas Fine Wine Appreciation Special Event

    Thursday, October 28, 6-7:30 p.m.

    Raise a glass as Palo Alto College hosts a Texas Fine Wine Appreciation Special Event

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  • Voting at Palo Alto College

    Monday, October 18, Oct. 18 – Nov. 2

    Palo Alto College is a voting site for the Joint General, Special, Charter and Bond Election on November 3, 2020. Residents can cast ballots in the Performing Arts Center.

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Upcoming Events

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    Snack 'n Chat

    Monday, October 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Monday, Oct.18 - Central Courtyard | Tuesday, Oct.19 - San Jacinto Hall first floor | Wednesday, Oct.20 - Between Brazos and Sabine. A variety of Snacks will be available on these days while you chat with our Advising staff.
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    Palomino Pumpkin Patch Drive-Through

    Wednesday, October 20, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    Palo Alto College is hosting a Palomino Pumpkin Patch Drive-Through event on Oct. 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. in front of Ozuna Library and Learning Center (Lot 11). Hosted by the Palo Alto College Alumni & Friends Association
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    Creating a Budget and Sticking to It

    Wednesday, October 20, Online
    Join Career and Experiential Learning and Student Life to learn more about budgeting and how to actually stick to a budget once you create it!
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    The Revolutionists

    Wednesday, October 20, 7–8 p.m.
    Join Teatro Palo Alto in its first show of the Fall 2021 season - The Revolutionists
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    The Little Palomino Tree Project Application Deadline

    Friday, October 29, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Assisting Palo Alto College students in need during the upcoming holiday season by providing gifts for children ages 10 or younger.
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    Graduation Application Deadline

    Sunday, October 31, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Applications for fall graduation are being accepted until Sunday, Oct. 31.
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    The Little Palomino Tree Project Donations

    Monday, November 1, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Assisting Palo Alto College students in need during the upcoming holiday season by providing gifts for children ages 10 or younger.
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    Alamo Colleges Virtual Career Fair

    Wednesday, November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Join us for a cross-college event to connect to part-time employment, summer jobs, and internship opportunities!
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    Virtual America Recycles Day Fashion Show

    Thursday, November 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Join us via Zoom to celebrate America Recycles Day with a student fashion show with upcycled attire from Goodwill Industrial.
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    The Little Palomino Tree Project Gift Distribution

    Wednesday, December 1, 5 - 7 p.m.
    Assisting Palo Alto College students in need during the upcoming holiday season by providing gifts for children ages 10 or younger.