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For Parents and Families

 Thank you to all the families who joined us October 9 & 10, 2015. 
Stay tuned for the announcement of next year's Parent and Family Weekend!

About Parents & Family Weekend

Don't let your student have all the fun! Come join us for an informal visit, or attend one of several events that Naropa University hosts specifically for parents and families. During your visit here, we hope that you'll meet many of the people your student spends time with and see the places where your student studies, lives, and grows in experiences.

Naropa University hosts a special program for parents and families during fall orientation, as well as an annual Parent and Family Weekend. Attend workshops, lectures, student performances, and campus tours. Try your hand at sitting meditation and learn what contemplative practice is about. Wander around Boulder to discover the abundant variety of cultural and scholarly outlets.

Naropa University offers this schedule of events specifically designed for parents/guardians & families of new students. The intention of this program is to provide you, the family, contact with some of the people, places, information, and heart of Naropa University. Our intention is also to welcome you into the Naropa community as a valuable part of your student's educational journey through Naropa University.

As a family member, you want your student to find a college that is not only academically challenging, but is also a place where he or she feels at home.

Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, is a small, Buddhist-inspired liberal arts university where students are supported to develop deeper relationships with themselves, their community, and the world at large. Through rigorous academics, contemplative practice, and community engagement, students gain intellectual acuity, a strong sense of self-awareness, and career skills that will allow them to create meaningful personal and professional lives.

As a family member, you can assist your student by urging campus visits (it is through experience that the best college choices are made), and by helping your student apply for financial aid. Then ask your student to listen to his or her heart.

Naropa News

Fall 2015

Winter 2015

Naropa and Affordability

Is your student deeply interested in a liberal arts education that is personal, challenging, contemplative, and hands-on? Naropa University works closely with families and students to help make the Naropa experience affordable.

  • Average Naropa student financial aid package: $29,055
  • Percent of Naropa undergraduates receiving financial aid: 72%
  • Percent of undergraduate Naropa financial aid applicants receiving grants: 89%
  • Average scholarship: $16,724