Housing Resources

Naropa University offers numerous resources to assist you in everything from looking for a place to live, to mediation referrals and pet costs. Student Affairs is located on the second floor of Wulsin Hall (Arapahoe Campus) and has free information as well as a housing resource coordinator to make moving as easy a transition as possible.

Off-Campus Housing Coordinator

If you cannot attend the housing social but have a room available or are looking and want to be represented, or if you have any questions, the coordinator can be reached by e-mail at .

Housing Bulletin Board

Residence Life manages an off-campus housing bulletin board (must be logged in to MyNaropa to view).

To submit a housing advertisement for the Naropa Housing site, send the following in an e-mail to .

For Those Offering Housing

  • Your Name:
  • Your Contact Information: (Phone and/or e-mail address)
  • Rent:
  • Description: (200 words or fewer, please)

For Those Seeking Housing

  • Your Name:
  • Your Contact Information: (Phone and/or e-mail address)
  • Rent willing to pay:
  • Requirements: (200 words or fewer, please)


Naropa University takes no responsibility for individuals seeking or offering housing. This responsibility is placed solely on the individual. It is highly recommended that you ask for references from those who call in search of housing. Similarly, it is suggested that you screen individuals offering housing situations.

Naropa University Housing Socials

Housing socials provide an opportunity to meet Naropa's housing coordinator, network with potential roommates and find housing resources. If you have a home and need housemates, or are looking for a room with other students, this is a great opportunity for you.

Meal Plan

Also available to off-campus Naropa students.

We are very excited to tell you about two meal plans that are available to Naropa students: the Naropa Café Meal Plan, which can be used at the Naropa Café locations on any of our campuses, and the Flatiron Meal Plan, which can be used at many locations throughout the Boulder area, and includes the Sunflower Farmer's Market (grocery store).

Each vendor will be at the Naropa University Orientation events; Snow Lion orientation and main orientation events. Feel free to purchase directly from the vendors. You can purchase one, the other or both. These programs are very compatible with each other. For more information, email .

Average Rental Costs in Boulder County (excluding utilities)

  • Studio apartment:  $900+
  • 1 Bedroom apartment: $1,250+
  • 2 Bedroom apartment: $1,800+
  • 3 Bedroom apartment: $2,100+

It may be beneficial to cut down on the cost of a rental by renting with others, finding roommates, or subletting spaces from others. 

Landlords, in general, require references and possibly a credit check.

Some departments (MA Somatic Counseling, MA Contemplative Psychotherapy, MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology) are located at the Paramita Campus (near 30th and Glenwood), and the MFA and BFA performance programs are located at the Nalanda Campus (at 63rd and Arapahoe), so be sure to arrange your housing location accordingly.

Tips for an Effective Housing Search

  • Check online for listings at a reputable site like the Naropa Housing site or Housing Helpers.
  • When you find a listing you are interested in, call or e-mail immediately - don't wait. In fact, email AND call.
  • Leave a courteous message or send a courteous e-mail, but don't wait for the landlord or agent to get back to you; there is a lot of competition, and they usually won't.
  • Keep calling or sending new e-mails until you get a response.
  • Have copies of your housing references to give out.
  • Some people write a paragraph "bio" of themselves and their rental history. For example, "Inge S, 30, works at a small college, Boulder resident for eleven years. Lived in previous apartment three years, house before that four years. Responsible, quiet, no pets." If you have skills they might desire, then list them. Writing a bio not only helps you put your best foot forward, it gives the agent a way to remember you. When they get fifty calls a day, that's important.
  • Don't get discouraged. Check all your listing sources (websites, boards, etc.) as often as they are updated for new listings.