Admissions Events

For Prospective Students, Families, and Friends

Naropa University's Office of Admissions offers virtual events to prospective students from across the country and around the world. Join us for one of our Experience Naropa Virtual Open House events and get a taste of the Naropa classroom with offerings from current faculty members designed to open minds, spark creativity, and begin to build the bonds of community. Want to dive deeper into our program offerings? Join one of our Admissions Information Sessions guided by our knowledgeable admissions counselors and begin planning your journey to a Naropa education.

Experience Naropa Open House

Next Event TBA

The next Experience Naropa Open House will be announced soon. 

Admissions Information Sessions

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Introduction to Naropa's MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs

Thursdays at 2:00pm MT 

Tuesdays at 12:00pm MT

Join Graduate Admissions Counselors, Kim Fessenden and Matt Powers in an exploration of the MA programs in our Graduate School of Counseling Psychology. Get your questions answered about the following programs:

Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling On-Campus & Hybrid
Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology
Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy
Somatic Counseling Dance Movement Therapy & Body Psychotherapy
Transpersonal Art Therapy

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Introduction to Naropa's Undergraduate Programs

Wednesdays at 1:00pm & 6:00pm MT

Thursdays at 6:00pm MT

Mondays at 4:30pm MT

Join our undergraduate Admissions Counselors in an exploration of the undergraduate programs at Naropa University. This is a great opportunity to speak with a counselor and get your questions answered about Naropa's unique majors, life in Boulder, and so much more.

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Experience Naropa: The Humans are Dead! Long live the Humans! A (non-dual) Sustainability Story

August 5th, 2022

"Humans are a cancer and we are killing the Earth!" Have you ever heard someone say that? How about this one: "If we can grow our economy fast enough, then technology will solve all of our problems." How did hearing those make you feel? Are these two statements at odds? Or maybe they're both true. No, they are both false! Ok, now I am confused.

The story of humanity's emergence from the Olduvai Gorge, our global distribution, our phenomenal growth and cultural evolution into the geologic change agent we are today (see: Anthropocene) is a long and fascinating one. Or is it short and uninteresting? In this sample class, we will explore the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, from the lens of non-duality, and how we can change our story to create a new narrative for a flourishing future.

Michael Bauer (He/Him) arrived as Naropa's first Director of Sustainability in January 2018, thanks to the concerted efforts of motivated students and their faculty supporters. He works alongside students, faculty, and staff in resolute commitment to our mission of climate neutrality and ecological justice. Since that time, he has added the role of Director of the Joanna Macy Center for Resilience and Regeneration. He also teaches COR222 Sustainability Seminar: Regenerative Community in Action. He is passionate about developing novel solutions in climate mitigation, humanitarian engineering and regenerative agriculture for solving entrenched challenges of poverty and community resilience. Michael has presented original research at the Humanitarian Technology conference of MIT, and is published in Procedia Engineering, Coastal Transitions and the Athens Journal of Education.


Virtual Appointments & Information Sessions

Is Naropa part of your path? Schedule the appointment that meets your needs and find out.
Naropa University is unlike any other college or university in the country offering a radically individualized education that allows you to not only explore your deepest passions but also your most profound self. Schedule an individual appointment with representatives from Admissions or Student Financial Services, or sign up for one of the convenient weekly video information sessions presented via Zoom.

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact the Office of Admissions prior to the event.


This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and unlock your potential.