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Visit Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado

A storied location in Boulder, Colo. Accredited programs that are critical now more than ever. A culture so progressive it stretches the boundaries of the world.

No other university in the world is quite like Naropa. See for yourself what a contemplative education looks like in practice.

Visit Naropa University Virtually

Visit Naropa University in Person

  1. Meet with a Graduate Admissions Counselor for a personalized Information Session.
  2. Meet with an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor for a personalized Information Session.
  3. Schedule a campus tour and see our meditation spaces, edible landscaping, art galleries and classrooms.
  4. Experience the Naropa classroom firsthand by sitting in on a class. 
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Quick Facts

Naropa’s student community is comprised of approximately 1,000 learners, both undergraduate and graduate.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Boulder, Colo., the #1 Best Place to Live in the U.S. in 2021–22.

Naropa University has two campuses, each with different areas of academic emphasis and their own meditation halls. Explore the Arapahoe Campus here.

What Will You Find When You Visit Naropa University?

A letterpress and library. Galleries and greenhouses. Meditation rooms and classrooms. And people from diverse backgrounds doing the hard work to transform themselves, so they can transform the world. 

Don’t just see Naropa University—feel it.

Living in Boulder, Colorado

Boulder is a great place to visit—and live

If you’ve never been to Boulder, Colo., the mountains that shape our landscape will crack open your heart in ways you can hardly imagine without seeing them.

Walk the same streets as Allen Ginsberg. Have coffee or tea at Trident Booksellers and Cafe. Hike Chautauqua Park. Dine in one of Boulder’s vegetarian/vegan restaurants. Sample local produce from Boulder’s Farmers Market. And spend as much time as you can in the glorious Rocky Mountains, where nature will teach you about balance and peace.

Housing at Naropa University

Naropa University offers two campus housing options—at Snow Lion apartments and a more traditional residence hall-style facility called simply 2333 Arapahoe Avenue.

Both communities strive for just that: a safe, contemplative, and healthy space where your education and growth is augmented in an engaged community.

The Student Experience at Naropa University

It’s no surprise that Naropians challenge the status quo. Whether it’s making change as part of the Student Union of Naropa (SUN) — our student government — or starting your own group or event, you’ll practice being the change you want to see. 

On any given day, you can also visit a gallery, attend a film or theater production, take in a special lecture or learn to build a bike in our campus Bike Shack. Our best advice: Think of Naropa as a verb and do it.

Students, Transformed

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This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and uncover your potential. Where you discover the work you’re moved to do—then use it to transform our world.

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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.