Student Guide

Information about student discounts, volunteering, bus schedules and passes, and more.


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Students in Albuquerque

Albuquerque welcomes students from over 10 different collegiate institutions. Students from the University of New Mexico (UNM), Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), and more can take advantage of student discounts and services offered by the City of Albuquerque.

If you are a student in Albuquerque, learn what the City has to offer you!


We encourage our residents to give back to the community.

Learn about volunteer opportunities in Albuquerque.

Public Transitcaption:

Taking a bus to school? View bus routes and schedules.

ABQ Ride offers free TXT2Ride services. Find out when the next bus arrives at your stop. Learn more.

Transit Discounts

UNM and CNM students can enjoy a free ABQ Ride bus passes. Learn more:

Other Albuquerque college students can retrieve a discounted bus pass with current class schedule. View more information.

Public Rail

Albuquerque is served by both Amtrak and the New Mexico Rail Runner Express.

Biking in Albuquerquecaption:Paseo Del Bosque Trail Cyclist

Albuquerque is a bike-friendly city. Enjoy your biking commute in Albuquerque by understanding best practices and biking laws.

Learn more about biking in Albuquerque.

View Albuquerque bike map

Parks & Recreation

Albuquerque boasts more than 286 park sites and 113 miles of developed urban and soft trails.

View listings and maps of parks and their amenities.

Activities & Open Space

Go golfing, skating, rock climbing, and more in Albuquerque. View the recreation offerings.

The Bosque and a collection of areas to hike and play are open space areas in Albuquerque. Learn more about open space.




Albuquerque has 17 public libraries open daily. Find a quiet study space or use a computer for free. Find your nearest public library.

Community Centers

Find out where you can seek assistance in Albuquerque or connect with your community.

City Apps

caption:A screenshot of the City of Albuquerque's 311 mobile app.The City has several smart phone applications that are free to download. From 311 to buses to parks, just download and carry the City around with you in your pocket. View ABQ Apps.

Want to learn more about how City Apps are developed? View our Open Data page.


The City sponsors many public events all over the Rio Grande Valley. Looking for something to do? View featured events.

Or view city-wide events based on season:

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