TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services provides assistance to qualifying students who plan to graduate from CNM and then transfer to a four-year institution.

TRIO Support Services

Student Support Services is one of eight federally funded United States Department of Education TRIO grant programs serving low income, disabled and First Generation college bound students who are determined to succeed in college.

Main Campus

1401 Basehart Road SE,
BT #4 (map)

Find us on Main Campus near the corner of University and Basehart, across from Student Services Center (map).

Phone: (505) 224-4375, option 1

Montoya Campus

4700 Morris NE, Tom Wiley Building, room 101

Phone: (505) 224-4375, option 2

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Triple Your Chances of Graduating

"Participants in the TRIO Student Support Services are three times as likely to earn a bachelor's degree compared to their peers who receive a Pell Grant without TRIO services."

—Armesto, Edward J. and McElroy, Maria; TRIO and Upward Bound: History, Programs, and Issues-Past, Present, and Future; The Journal of Negro Education 1998 and current supported TRIO data.

TRIO support services include:

  • Academic, career and personal coaching;
  • One-on-one tutoring in science, English, accounting and humanities courses;
  • College success workshops and educational activities;
  • TRIO computer lab and study area;
  • Cultural and educational events; student leadership opportunities;
  • Networking and support from people with similar goals and challenges.

If you are interested in learning more about the TRIO experience, browse our Student Testimonials or read the list of Famous TRIO Participants.

Spring 2018 Workshops and Events

Workshop noted with an asterisk are open to all CNM students, so invite your friend(s). If you would like to eat during session, feel free to bring your lunch or a snack.


Date Workshop Time Location

Friday, March 2

TRIO New Student Orientation (for students accepted for Fall/Spring 2017-2018)

11-12 p.m.

Main Campus,
SSC 113

Friday, March 9

Financial Workshop

10-11 a.m.

Main Campus,
SB 108

Friday, March 16

Psychology of Positive Thinking

10-11 a.m.

Main Campus,
SB 108

Friday, March 16

University Transfer Workshop and UNM Tour

8:00 a.m.

Main Campus

Friday, March 23

Psychology of Positive Thinking

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Montoya Campus,
H 108

Friday, March 23

The College Kitchen Workshop

10-11 a.m.

Main Campus,
SB 103

Friday, March 30

Spring Fling 

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Main Campus,
SSC 113


Date Workshop Time Location

Friday, April 13

The College Kitchen Workshop

10-11 a.m.

Montoya Campus, H 108

Friday, April 13

Tai CM and Yoga Meditation Workshop

10-11 a.m.

Main Campus, SB 103

Friday, April 27

TRIO Graduation Ceremony

6-8 p.m.

Main Campus,
SSC 113

University Visits

Central New Mexico Community College will be hosting visits from 4-year universities throughout the term:

  • Eastern New Mexico University
  • New Mexico State University
  • The University of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • New Mexico Tech

Transfer Day

Attend the CNM to UNM Transfer Day 2017

Time: Friday, September 15, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: UNM SUB

RSVP at or call (505) 277-8503.

UNM Walkabout

TRIO CNM to UNM (workshop and tour) October 2017 TBA


Please check the CNM Calendar of Events for specific dates and times to visit with a representative and start the university transfer process and other events at CNM.