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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to most questions folx have when planning to attend the Summer Writing Program. If you don’t see your question here, you can write to swp[at]naropa[dot]edu and we’ll get back to you in a timely manner.

The schedule below is a rough sketch of what each day could look like, week by week. While the speakers and nature of the event, whether lecture, panel, conversation, a great part of the day is engaged . SWP students should be prepared to make this event the focus of their time.

The most common question we receive is, what is SWP like? and really, how can we describe the kinetic environment of SWP? It is school,  festival, retreat, autonomous zone, creative cleanse, boot camp, better-than-Christmas all at once. In whichever way you approach it, please, stay HYDRATED!


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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.