Student Housing for the Summer Writing Program

Weekly housing is available for SWP students at Snow Lion on Goss St or 2333 on Arapahoe Ave. Housing is available for one, two, or three weeks of Summer Writing Program.


Snow Lion is located four residential blocks from the 2130 Arapahoe campus. Both one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are available. Each unit includes a kitchen, full bath, dining area, and living room. Each student is provided with an extra-long twin bed (linens provided), dresser, desk, desk chair, and closet. The apartments also include a kitchen table and chairs. Kitchens will be minimally furnished and common areas have a couch and coffee table.

2333 Arapahoe housing is a traditional style facility. The rooms offered are a limited number of private and shared rooms. Within this facility is a huge communal kitchen with a dining room, lounging area, and lockers for each student. The complex includes a limited number of free parking spots, a laundry room, wireless internet, and a programming/community space. 2333 Arapahoe is located approximately two residential blocks from the 2130 Arapahoe Campus.


Each student will be provided a complete set of bedroom furniture, including a desk, chair and a bed and depending on the facility, built-in closet space. Snow Lion rooms have dressers while the 2333 Arapahoe Residence Hall have closets with an organizer.

At the Snow Lion apartments, common spaces include a living room with table and chairs, sofa and air conditioner; kitchen with stove and oven, sink and refrigerator; and bathroom with combination bath tub/shower, sink and toilet.

Room Prices Per Week

  • Shared room: $350
  • Private room in a shared apartment: $525
  • Private apartment: $700


Reservations are made by completing the Summer Writing Program Naropa Student Housing form. Space is limited. Priority is given to those who register before May 15

Reservation confirmation will begin after April 15 so please do not call the Housing office until after that date.

If you do not hear from us within one week (if you’ve submitted your form after April 15 ONLY) of submitting your registration form via email, please email the Director of Campus & Residential Life Stephan Taylor at Reservations are confirmed via email once per week on Friday. Any reservation in before 5 p.m. on Thursday should have a confirmation by the following Friday. Please email if you don’t receive confirmation within that timeframe.

Students attending the first week of the Summer Writing Program can pay for an extra day to arrive on Saturday for SWP early activities; however, generally speaking, all rooms are rented on a weekly basis ONLY, (Sunday to Sunday). Early or late departures are not permitted. Check-out is 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Housing Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be made according to the following schedule:

At least 30 days to the program week: Full refund less $25 cancellation fee

14–29 days prior to the first program week: 50% refund

7–13 days prior to program week: 25% refund

Less than 7 days prior to program week or after occupancy: No refund

No credit will be given for missed night (late arrival, early departure)

Naropa Apartment Complexes are an alcohol-free and drug-free zone. Please do not bring or use alcohol or drugs in the building or on the property. All students and residents shall follow the policies and guidelines outlined in the Naropa Student Handbook.

For information about off-campus housing please go to the Naropa Off-Campus Housing page.

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