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.
|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|
|Campus||Mon.–Fri.||Sat. & Sun||Holidays|
|Arapahoe||8 a.m.–6 p.m.||Closed||Closed|
|Paramita||8 a.m.–6 p.m.||Closed||Closed|
|Nalanda||8 a.m.–6 p.m.||Closed||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 KScott@Naropa.edu or by phone at 303-245-4686.
- 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.
- First Day of Class: August 23
- Labor Day: September 6
- Community Practice Day: October 12
- Thanksgiving Holiday: November 24-November 28
- No Classes: November 24
- No classes, Campuses Closed: November 25-November 28
- Last day of class: December 10
- Fall commencement: December 11
Intersession hours apply
- Winter Break: December 18-January 2
- New student orientation – TBD
- First day of class: January 10
- MLK Holiday: January 17
- Losar: February 1
- Practice Day: March 1
- Spring Break: March 21-March 27
- Last Day of Classes: May 6
- Spring Commencement: May 7
If no events are scheduled, buildings may close early.
- Holiday: Independence Day: July 4
- Campuses closed
Intersession hours apply
If you have questions about building hours or exceptions thereof, please contact Karina Scott at KScott@Naropa.edu.
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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 @naropa.edu or @students.naropa.edu accounts only.
This system is tested for proper function at least once per year. It will read as a "test" and can be disregarded.
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