Alumni Events

Workshops and Events

Career Workshop: Clarifying your Career Intentions

Monday, February 23, 2015 // 4 - 6 p.m.
Naropa University, Arapahoe Campus
2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Alumni and students from Naropa University and University of Colorado - Boulder are invited to join us for a free career workshop, facilitated by David Blackburn, a career development coach and workshop facilitator. Advance registration required; space is limited to 12 participants. 
Learn more and register.

Private Practice Symposium

Saturday, February 28, 2015 // 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Naropa University, Paramita Campus
3285 30th Street, Boulder, CO 80309

Naropa Alumni and students are invited to join us at the annual Private Practice Symposium. Connect with resources and network with the Naropa community at this day-long symposium. Free and open to all Naropa students and alumni. RSVP required.
Learn more and RSVP.

ASK: Alumni Sharing Knowledge

Free webinars facilitated by Naropa University alumni for the Naropa community. This is an opportunity to share the powerful expertise in the alumni community with Naropa alumni, students, staff, faculty and guests, online so anyone can access from anywhere! These webinars are focused on professional and personal development, for the Naropa community, from alumni. Learn more.

Receptions & Gatherings

More info coming soon!


Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Contact Melissa at 303-546-3597 or to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations needed to participate fully in these events.

Past Workshops and Events

Los Angeles, CA: Alumni Reception

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 // 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles, Rendezvous Lounge
6101 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Alumni from southern California were invited to this Alumni reception to reconnect with other alums in the area and meet Tommy Lee Woon, the new Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Naropa! Andrea Auguiste, Director of Development, was also there to share insights into Naropa now and next. 

Gratitude Ritual and Community Lunch

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 // 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Naropa University, Arapahoe Campus, Performing Arts Center
2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Alumni were invited to join us on campus for the main event of Gratitude Week, a participatory ritual led by Giovannina Jobson, Contemplative Practice Coordinator, and Anne Parker, Core Faculty in Environmental Studies, designed to celebrate and honor the unique contributions we all offer to Naropa. The ritual was followed by a community lunch.   

Boulder, CO: Alumni Weekend
Friday, October 10 - Sunday, October 12, 2014

All Naropa alumni were warmly invited to join us for Naropa's first-ever Alumni Weekend. Reconnecting with friends and faculty, revisiting Naropa's campuses and taking part in Naropa's 40th Anniversary celebration! Find out more about Alumni Weekend

"Grounding Your Dreams: Career Manifestation Through The Chakras"

Tuesdays, June 17 through July 22, 2014 // 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Virya Classroom, Paramita Campus
3285 30th Street, Boulder, CO

All Naropa alumni were invited to join us for this six-week workshop using the architecture of the chakra system to give their career dreams an energetic power punch to success. Group met Tuesday afternoons, starting June 17th. Learn More

All-Colorado Alumni Career Fair

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 // 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237

Alumni from around the state were invited to this Alumni-only career fair in Denver. Whether you're looking to network, for a new career, or other chances to engage, you will find a myriad of opportunities at this Recruit Denver event. Learn more

Money Mondays

These workshops aim to explore and deepen our relationship with money and abundance! 

Identity Theft Prevention, with First National Bank
Monday, January 27, 2014 // 4 - 5 p.m. // Thalacker Conference Room

Do You Have a Tailored Financial Plan in Place?
Monday, February 17, 2014 // 4 - 5 p.m. // Thalacker Conference Room

Investing 101
Monday, March 10, 2014 // 4 - 5 p.m. // Thalacker Conference Room

Will You Have Enough to Retire Comfortably?
Monday, April 21, 2014 // 4 - 5 p.m. // Thalacker Conference Room


San Francisco, CA: Naropa Reception at Bocce Cafe
Sunday, April 20, 2014 // 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Naropa's Board of Trustees member and alum, Tyler Norris, MDiv, alumna Diana Conley, BA '04, and Alumni Relation Director, Melissa Holland, had a West Coast celebration of Naropa's 40th anniversary year!

San Francisco, CA: JKS 40th Anniversary Reading at City Lights Booksellers
Sunday, April 20, 2014 // 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Area alumni in celebrated the 40th Anniversary with a reading at City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, 261 Columbus Ave. in San Francisco, CA. With readings by Juliana Spahr, Cedar Sigo, Eric Baus, Andrea Rexilius, Michelle Naka Pierce, and Chris Pusateri. Free and open to the public. 

Los Angeles, CA: Naropa Happy Hour
***Rescheduled Date TBA

All area alumni were invited to join President Chuck Lief, Erin Farrell from alumni and development, and alumna Martine McDonald, BA '09, for a happy hour to connect with Naropa University and with your Naropa community in the LA area. 

Wellness Event: "When I Catch Up, Then I Can Relax"

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 // 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thalacker Conference Room, 2nd Floor of Wulsin Hall
2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302

A seminar led by Christine Gust on creating satisfying work. In this session, looking at the thoughts driving your work habits and practical ways you can balance work and personal time while still accomplishing what's important. Sponsored by Elevations Credit Union.

Careers For A Cause Fair

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 // 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center (PAC), Arapahoe Campus
2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302

Connect with area professionals from organizations dedicated to addressing important causes and issues and making meaningful change in the world. Representatives attending the fair will be there to network with you and may have opportunities to engage in their organizations through volunteer opportunities, training, internships, and/or employment.

Co-sponsored by:
Naropa Career Services and Community Engagement, Alumni Relations, and CU Boulder Career Services.

Alumni Agency & Internship Panel

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 // 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Virya Classroom, Paramita Campus
3285 30th St., Boulder, CO 80301

The Graduate School of Psychology, along with Career Services and Alumni Relations, held an evening of discussion with a panel of experienced clinicians. The panel offered tips and pointers on interviewing at clinical sites to help you in your career journey. 

CANCELLED -- Amherst, MA Gathering with President Lief
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 // 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Alumni in the Amherst, MA area were invited to join Naropa's President, Chuck Lief, for dinner and conversation. A great opportunity to connect with the university as well as the Naropa community in western Massachusetts. Guests welcome.