Visiting Students

While Naropa University offers a unique and exceptional educational experience, we understand that it may not be feasible for you to spend your entire bachelor’s career with us. We have, therefore, created a program that allows undergraduate students to study at Naropa for a summer, a semester, or a year.

The Visiting Student Program allows you to register for degree classes, receive advising, and participate in all Naropa activities. Visiting students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the Naropa culture and community and are supported in exploring a contemplative practice, such as sitting meditation, yoga, t’ai-chi ch’uan, or aikido.

As a visiting student, you are given the opportunity to register early for classes. While not every course is open to visiting students and some may require permission of the instructor or prerequisites, we will do our very best to ensure that you are able to take the courses that meet your diverse needs and interests.

In order to be eligible for the Visiting Student Program, students must be full time. Students pay regular Naropa University tuition.

If you are a student who is visiting from another college or university, you may not receive Naropa’s financial aid, but we are willing to sign a consortium agreement with your home college to enable you to receive financial aid while visiting Naropa.

If you would like to take a course at Naropa and do not want to become a full-time visiting student, please explore attending Naropa as a non-degree student.

To apply to Naropa’s undergraduate program as a visiting student, please submit an Undergraduate Student Application.

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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.