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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 can save you time, stress, and money. View bus routes and schedules.

ABQ Ride offers free transit tools including real-time tracking with Where's My Bus and simple schedule look up with TXT2Ride. Find out when the next bus arrives at your stop.

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ABQ Ride buses serve all of Albuquerque.

Transit Discounts

Qualifying UNM and CNM students can get a free ABQ Ride bus pass sticker that allows for unlimited use of the bus throughout the year. 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.


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 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.


  • Looking for something to do in your free time? ABQtodo is Albuquerque's event calendar, featuring events from the City and countless other organizations.
  • The Albuquerque BioPark includes the City's Zoo, Tingley Beach, Aquarium, and Botanic Gardens.
    Want to see it all? Just take the train from one end of the BioPark to another.
    Find out more about the BioPark.
  • The KiMo Theatre is one of Albuquerque's oldest and grandest theater venues. It hosts concerts and films year-round.
    Learn more about the Kimo Theatre.
  • The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History welcomes both traditional and post-modern art shows. World-class art is housed here.
    Visit the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.
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 18 public library branches open daily. Find a quiet study space, use a computer for free, or take advantage of the library's extensive online offerings, including free access to

Find your nearest public library.

Community Centers

Workout, find resources, use a computer lab, and connect with your community.

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.

The home page of the One ABQ mobile application.

Report graffiti, weeds, pot holes, and more with the One ABQ 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.