Parent & Family Resources

Leaving for college can be an exciting and challenging time as it is a big transition for the students and their families. There are questions that you and your student may have that range from what to pack, will they make friends, what food will they eat, and will they will safe? Here at Naropa, your student’s safety and well-being are crucial. This page is designed to share resources that will help you understand what Naropa has to offer your student and yourself during their time here!

Boulder, Colorado Location

Boulder, Colorado, is consistently recognized as a wonderful place to live, go to school, and start a business. The recently released U.S. News & World Report survey of the best places to live in America in 2021–2022 awarded the number-one spot to Boulder for the second consecutive year. An excerpt from the U.S. News & World Report article:

Snug against the foothills where the Great Plains give rise to the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is nothing if not a looker. This city reveals its spectacle at the crest of a hill on U.S. Route 36 from Denver with its iconic sandstone slabs rising from the mountains, prefaced by pine-clad mesas and cradled within the backdrop of the snow-capped Indian Peaks. Read more.

Campus & Community Events

Naropa offers a variety of events and activities designed to create a sense of belonging for all enrolled students. It is our hope that by participating in these events, your student will feel a part of the Naropa community. The experience between choosing to attend Naropa and graduating from Naropa can include opportunities for learning and engagement and it can also create lasting friendships and connections.


Graduate New Student Orientation: Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Undergraduate New Student Orientation: Thursday, August 18 & Friday, August 19, 2022

For questions or additional needs, please contact

Housing Move-in
Commencement 2023

Creating a Culture of Care at Naropa

Meet Director of Campus & Residence Life Stephan Taylor (left) and Associate Dean of Students Jeremy Moore, EdD, and learn about their holistic and integrated approach to student support.    


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