SWP Student Housing

Weekly housing is available for SWP students at Snow Lion. Housing is available for one, two, three, or all four weeks of the SWP.

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.

The complex includes free parking, coin-op laundry facility, high-speed wireless internet, a small community meeting space and classroom, and meditation room. Individual phone service within apartments is not provided; however, a 1-800 line (for local calls, emergency numbers and calling cards) exists in the community space, located on the first floor of the building. The Snow Lion Office is open for administrative concerns Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. & 2–5 p.m. Three staff members also reside within the Snow Lion Community and can be reached in case of an after hours emergency (beginning at 8 p.m.), 7 days a week.

Room Prices Per Week

Shared room:

Private room in a shared apartment:

Private apartment:

(2018 rates subject to change)


Reservations are made by completing the Summer Writing Program Snow Lion Reservation form.

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 call us at 303-546-3549. 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 call 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.


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)

Snow Lion Apartment Complex is an alcohol-free and drug-free zone. Please do not bring or use alcohol or drugs in the building or on the property.

For information about off-campus housing please go to the Naropa Housing Website.

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