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About Socorro, New Mexico

Socorro (population 9000) is located in the central Rio Grande valley, 76 miles south of Albuquerque and 194 miles north of El Paso. Air travelers can fly into Albuquerque's International Sunport and take a shuttle to Socorro, or rent a car.

Socorro and its surroundings are enjoyed by mountain bikers, runners, astronomers, hikers, campers, rock climbers, birders, geologists, rockhounds, photographers, and people who like the slower pace of small-town life. Socorro has a rich history with many historical resources located in and near town, such as El Camino Real Heritage Center. Socorro is a close neighbor to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.

Tech's Performing Arts Series brings a variety of entertainment to campus each semester, and students can participate in the Music Program's vocal or instrumental performing groups that present several public concerts and one musical production each year. Tech students also enjoy an active intramural sports program, a gymnasium with a weight room and sports equipment rentals, a swim center, and a championship 18-hole golf course.

Tech students keep busy and entertained by participating in many clubs and organizations, ranging from sports to science. They sing and play musical instruments, they scuba dive and crawl through caves, they role-play, and they practice medieval warfare. They also belong to many student chapters of professional organizations, which often feature speakers, field trips, and other activities to prepare them for the working world.

Useful Socorro links:

Socorro General Hospital

City of Socorro

Socorro Chamber of Commerce

Socorro Public Library

Festival of the Cranes (November)

 

Tech Seeking Public Comment About Programs

Tech Seeking Public Comment About Programs

SOCORRO, N.M. December 15, 2014 – New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is seeking comments from the public about the Institute in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accre...

English Prof Publishes Book About Immigrant Authors

English Prof Publishes Book About Immigrant Authors

SOCORRO, N.M. December 5, 2014 – Dr. Julianne Newmark, Tech associate professor in the CLASS Department, has published a new book through the University of Nebraska Press that will be available in Jan...

‘Mariachi Christmas’ Brings Festive Music and Dance

‘Mariachi Christmas’ Brings Festive Music and Dance

SOCORRO, N.M. December 3, 2014 – Once again, the New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series (PAS) will stage a “Mariachi Christmas” at the Macey Center Auditorium, continuing a longtime New Mexico and Sou...

‘DakhaBrakha’ Brings Balkan Music to Macey Center

‘DakhaBrakha’ Brings Balkan Music to Macey Center

SOCORRO, N.M., November 25, 2014 – For a truly exceptional experience that will transcend the brick-and-mortar configurations of the performance hall, plan to attend the next New Mexico Tech Performin...

Advancement Office In Midst of Phone-A-Thon

Advancement Office In Midst of Phone-A-Thon

SOCORRO, N.M. November 18, 2014 – New Mexico Tech’s Advancement Office is half way through its annual phone-a-thon and is well on its way toward achieving its goal of raising $300,000. Undergraduat...

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