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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)

 

Spring Career Fair: Fantastic Jobs and Where To Find Them

Spring Career Fair: Fantastic Jobs and Where To Find Them

Spring Career Fair: Fantastic Jobs and Where To Find Them Career Services Offering Preparatory Workshops Thursday, January 18, 2018 SOCORRO, N.M. – The Spring 2018 Career Fair will offer excellen...

Chamber Concerts Features Argentinian Tango Jan. 29

Chamber Concerts Features Argentinian Tango Jan. 29

Chamber Music Series to Portray History of Tango in Free Concert Monday, Jan. 29 Thursday, January 18, 2018 SOCORRO, N.M. – The Argentine Tango is one of the most aesthetically beautiful ballroom ...

Bureau To Honor Bingaman, Simon With Annual Award

Bureau To Honor Bingaman, Simon With Annual Award

Bureau of Geology Announces 2018 Earth Science Achievement Award Senator Jeff Bingaman and Dr. Bob Simon to Be Honored Wednesday, January 17, 2018 SOCORRO, N.M. – The New Mexico Bureau of Geology...

NMT Chosen As A Finalist For STEM Challenge Competition

NMT Chosen As A Finalist For STEM Challenge Competition

NMT Chosen As A Finalist For STEM Challenge Competition Tuesday, January 16, 2018   SOCORRO, N.M. – New Mexico Tech was selected as a finalist by US2020 for the STEM Coalition Challenge, a n...

Portland Cello Project Plays Eclectic Variety of Music

Portland Cello Project Plays Eclectic Variety of Music

Portland Cello Project Plays Eclectic Variety of Music Friday, January 12, 2018 SOCORRO, N.M. – Among the family of bowed-string instruments, the second largest and second lowest, tonally, is the ...

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