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Alumnx Reunion Weekend

Save the Date: Friday–Sunday, October 18–20, 2024

Location: Naropa University Arapahoe & Nalanda Campuses in Boulder, Colorado

The Alumnx Reunion Weekend is an opportunity for alumnx from the past 50 years to return to Naropa University and connect with fellow alumnx, faculty, staff, and current students.

Join us in Boulder for a weekend full of program reunions and events! Hotel blocks will be available for out of town attendees. 

Schedule of Events

The Alumnx Reunion weekend kicks off with SparkTalks on Friday night, program & affinity mini reunions on Saturday, followed by an Alumnx Reception on Saturday night. The reunion weekend ends with contemplative practices offerings. 

Friday, October 18

  •  7:00 PM // SparkTalks, Nalanda Events Center

Naropa alumnx will share their experiences, stories, ideas, inquiries, research, poetry & artwork. 

Saturday, October 19

  • 9:00 AM–12:00 PM and 1:00–4:00 PM // Program & Affinity Reunions, various campus locations
  • 6:00–8:00 PM // Alumnx Celebration Reception, Nalanda Events Center

Sunday, October 20

  • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM // Contemplative Offerings, various locations

Alumnx Reunion Volunteers Needed

Alumnx Reunion Volunteers are essential leaders in the reunion planning process. They will plan a program or affinity reunion that will be an impactful, memorable experience years to come. Naropa University will provide space and event support on campus for the reunion, as well as a small budget to cover refreshments and snacks. Volunteers need to be alumnx (graduated from or attended Naropa), and they can be local to the Front Range or remote, so long as they are able to attend the reunion in person. As an Alumnx Reunion Volunteer, you will:
  • Meet with Kelly Watt, Senior Director of Admissions & Alumnx Relations, to discuss your ideas and involvement in the day.
  • Collaborate with other Alumnx Reunion Volunteers so that you have support in your planning.
  • Make every effort to participate in planning meetings by phone or video.
  • Contact classmates to promote reunion attendance; Naropa will provide contacts lists for email and phone.
  • Notify Alumnx Relations of updated classmate contact information.
  • Attend the Alumnx Reunion Weekend in person at Naropa University!
 
The Alumnx Reunion Volunteer role will primarily lead the planning and logistics of a program/department (eg. Jack Kerouac School; Interdisciplinary Studies; Somatic Counseling) or affinity group (e.g. BIPOC; International Students; SUN) reunion. These include:
  • Identify potential reunion activities and format (e.g. panel discussion; contemplative nature walk; experiential offering).
  • If your reunion has a current Naropa connection (e.g. BA Psychology; Students of Color & Allies), collaborate with current faculty/student leaders around reunion programming.
  • Determine a reunion location, along with any event support needed.
  • Propose/issue special faculty invitations.
 
We can’t do this without you! If you would like to be an Alumnx Reunion Volunteer, please sign up below and we will be in touch shortly. Questions? Contact Kelly Watt.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.