Life at NaropaLiving In Boulder

Why Boulder?


Boulder, Colorado, is the quintessential college town. But it’s also a great food city, mecca for extreme athletes, entrepreneurs, and spiritual seekers, and one of the most beautiful and progressive cities in America.

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  • Boulder Farmer’s Market

  • Afternoon Tea at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

  • Boulder Comedy Show

  • Outdoor Yoga at Chautauqua Park

  • Boulder International Fringe Festival

  • Boulder PrideFest

  • Boulder Philharmonic

  • Boulder Ballet

  • BolderBoulder 10K

  • Pearl Street Mall

  • Colorado Music Festival

  • Thursday Night Bicycle Cruiser Ride

  • Boulder Laptop Orchestra

  • Boulder Creek (tubing!)

  • Boulder Creek Path

  • Eldora Mountain Resort

  • Boulder Shambhala Center

  • Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Align your values with your actions by volunteering in the community, taking Boulder buses, and taking action on issues you care about.

Oh, yes, and then there’s the simple matter of the Rocky Mountains in Naropa’s front yard where you can hike, ski, snowboard, climb, mountain bike, and, of course, meditate.

About Boulder

Population: 103,000

Elevation: 5,344 feet

25.6 miles from Denver, Colorado’s state capital

300 days of sunshine.

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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.