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Student Guide

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

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Students in Albuquerque

Albuquerque welcomes students from more than 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!

Public Transit

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.

caption:ABQ Ride bus near Uptown.

ABQ Ride buses serve all of Albuquerque.


We encourage our residents to give back to the community.

Learn about volunteer opportunities in Albuquerque.

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Volunteering offers countless benefits for volunteers and the community.


Take advantage of one of the nation's best areas for recreation!


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

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.

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Albuquerque is one of the sunniest cities in the nation.


The "Duke City" consistently ranks as a top bicycling spot.


caption:Image of the 'Only in Albuquerque' exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum.

Learn more about our community at the "Only in Albuquerque" exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum.


Albuquerque has 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.

  • Health and Social Services Centers
  • Community Centers

City Apps

Have a smart phone? We offer many mobile 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.

Open Data

The City of Albuquerque makes much of its data available to the public.

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

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Report graffiti, weeds, pot holes, and more with the ABQ311 app.


The City sponsors many public events all over the Rio Grande Valley.

Looking for something to do? View featured events on ABQ To Do.