Campus Safety

Boulder is generally a very safe and friendly city. Regardless, Naropa University wants you to be completely safe. To achieve that goal, everyone must pitch in. All Naropa community members are encouraged to take an active role in ensuring a safe environment by immediately reporting any suspicious activities or persons on any campus to the campus safety manager or to the Naropa patrol guard.

Also, all staff within the Safety and Facilities department have safety responsibilities, and they have the authority to enforce Naropa policies and regulations including being able to detain anyone suspected of criminal activity until local law enforcement can respond. Facilities staff can expel anyone from Naropa property who poses an immediate threat to the safety or well-being of the Naropa community.

The staff within the Safety and Facilities department are known as Caretakers. The primary responsibility of the Caretaker is to act as a safety resource and reporting authority to the campus community and as such, must prioritize their daily activities to accommodate these responsibilities. Caretakers are recruited, screened, and hired based on a specific skillset detailed in their job descriptions and fall primarily into three different categories. These categories are custodial, grounds keeping, and facility maintenance.

In addition to these general tasks our Naropa Caretakers are to be trained CSAs (Campus Security Authorities as defined by the Jeanne Clery Act) with additional training in First Aid, CPR, emergency response activation, student safety resources, and building and campus safety.  The safety of our Naropa community and campus is our number one priority and will take precedence over other assigned duties. Once the safety of our community and facilities is assured the normal and assigned duties will be resumed as soon as practical.

The goal of a Caretaker is to support everyone on the campus and in doing so we also empower each and every individual who is a part of Naropa to take up the title of Caretaker and care for the environment around you. If something is broken, tell a Caretaker so we may repair it. If you are done eating, make sure to take care of your own dishes. When something in the environment needs care, alert us so that we may see to it. This is your University and we want you to feel


Safewalk program on Arapahoe Campus

At Naropa University, safety is a must. That's why we created the SafeWalk Program on the Arapahoe Campus. The Safe Walkers are trained Naropa Caretakers who will go in pairs with you and will be carrying a two-way radio to stay in contact with the campus.

It's all about helping you feel safe as you walk from the Arapahoe Campus to your home, a bus stop, or your vehicle in the Goss-Grove neighborhood (from 15th Street to Folsom Street and from Arapahoe Avenue to Canyon Blvd.).

SafeWalk hours are 4–10 p.m., Monday–Friday.

If you want someone to walk with you, call 720-309-8211 and ask for a "safe walker."

Lost and Found

Each campus has a lost and found where items left behind are gathered.

All valuable items, such as laptops, cell phones, wallets, and any cards that would typically go into a wallet will be returned to the campus safety office instead of placed in the general lost and found. To pick up valuable items, call the office manager at 303-245-4686 and make an appointment. Please be prepared to provide proof of identity and a thorough description of the misplaced item.

For all other lost and found items, the locations are as follows:

  • Arapahoe Campus: Tashi Browder's desk on the second floor of Wulsin
  • Nalanda Campus: Student lounge on the 2nd floor, located under the counter
  • Paramita Campus: Student lounge, located on the west end of the building


All Naropa University property is patrolled throughout every day and evening by the Safety and Facilities Caretakers. Trained in safety as well as their main job functions, the caretakers are constantly patrolling our campuses while out performing their job functions. Every evening, they lock up our buildings as well, ensuring all offices, other private spaces, and the exterior of all buildings are secure.

Building Hours

Spring 2021 Building Hours
Campus Mon.–Fri. Saturday Sunday Holidays
Arapahoe 8 a.m.–10 p.m. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed
Paramita 8 a.m.–10 p.m. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed
Nalanda 8 a.m.–10 p.m. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed

Regular Building Hours
Campus Mon.–Fri. Sat. & Sun Holidays
Arapahoe 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Closed
Paramita 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Closed
Nalanda 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Closed



Building use outside of the hours posted here must be supervised by staff or core faculty. Academic classes and any special events, conferences, etc., falling outside these hours need to be approved before the events are publicized. Otherwise, the request may be denied and buildings may not be accessible.

If you have questions about exceptions to building hours, please contact Karina Scott at or by phone at 303-245-4686.

Specific dates: semesters, holidays, breaks & practice days

General notes:

  • Facilities are closed during holidays and winter break.
  • Facilities are opened for limited use on Practice Days.
  • Exceptions to intersession hours, etc., may be made for orientation events. Arrangements must still be made with Campus Safety, well in advance.


Fall Semester: August 16, 2021–December 10, 2021

  • First Day of Classes: January 11
  • Martin Luther King Holiday: January 18
    • No classes, campuses closed
  • Losar Celebration: February 17
    • Classes will be in session. Celebration held from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Community Practice Day: March 2
    • No classes, offices closed
  • Spring Break, Covid Update, Spring break will be spread out over the semester to deter significant travel. Dates are as follows:
    • No classes, intersession hours apply
    • February 12, February 23, March 25, April 5, April 21
  • Last Day of Classes: December 10
  • Spring Commencement: May 8

Academic Summer Session: May 17, 2021 - August 13th, 2021

If no events are scheduled, buildings may close early.


  • Holiday: Independence Day: July 4
    • Campuses closed

Summer Intersession: August 14, 2021 - August TBD, 2021

Intersession hours apply


  • New Student Orientation & Registration: TBD

Fall Semester: August TBD, 2021 - December TBD, 2021


  • First Day of Classes: August TBD
  • Labor Day Holiday: Septmber TBD
    • No classes, campus closed
  • Community Practice Day: October TBD
    • No classes, offices closed
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: November TBD
    • No classe
    • No classes, campuses closed
  • Last Day of Classes: December TBD
  • Fall Commencement: December TBD

Winter Intersession: December TBD, 2021 - January TBD, 2022

Intersession hours apply


  • Holiday: Winter Break: December TBD - January TBD
    • No classes, campuses closed
  • New Student Orientation & Registration: January TBD


  • If you have questions about building hours or exceptions thereof, please contact Karina Scott at


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Text (SMS) and Email Notification

In the event of an emergency, Naropa University has an emergency SMS and Email notification system. All Naropa affiliates are automatically enrolled in this system. The message will outline what the emergency is and the proper action to take. Please follow it closely to ensure your safety.

Your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities in order to receive alerts directly to your phone.

The email will be sent to your or accounts only.

This system is tested for proper function at least once per year. It will read as a "test" and can be disregarded.

Public Announcement Systems

Each campus has a public announcement system. These speakers are strategically placed throughout our buildings to ensure that they can be heard from every location. When speaking over the PA, the announcer will speak slowly and clearly, repeating instructions twice.

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