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Experience Naropa Open House

For prospective students, families, and friends

Naropa University throws open its doors to prospective students from across the country and around the world at Experience Naropa – a whirlwind of activity designed to open minds, spark creativity, and begin to create the bonds of community.


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Experience Naropa is an Open House event where prospective students and their families can tour campus, attend sample classes, and meet students and faculty who are changing the world for the better. Come for the answers to your questions, and stick around for an engaging afternoon full of lively activities and passionate people.

Location: Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO

Due to the COVID-19, the March & April Experience Naropa events have been cancelled. 

Please check back for updates on future Experience Naropa event dates as they become available.

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Learn how mindfulness and contemplative education become a part of our students' daily lives in and out of the classroom. While you're on campus, you will discover if Naropa is right for you!




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Experience the amazing, hidden gems of Naropa University. From our edible landscaping to our welcoming classrooms, Naropa has something for everyone. Learn about student life and academics on a guided tour, and ask the questions you've been wondering about.





Explore contemplative education first-hand with our wonderful faculty. You will end the day with an understanding of what it's truly like to attend a Naropa class, and a desire to learn more!




engageFAFSA Workshop

You're invited to attend a session hosted by Naropa's Financial Aid staff, where they will walk you through completing the FAFSA application. To take advantage of this session, please bring your tax information from 2018. If you are under the age of 24, please also bring your parent's 2018 tax information. If you have a laptop, please bring it. If not, Naropa will provide a computer for you to use during the session. Questions? Contact us at 1-800-772-6951 or



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Naropa University is excited to announce Bachelor’s On-the-Spot Admissions! Prospective undergraduate students can skip the wait, apply for free, learn if you qualify for an academic scholarship, and receive an admissions decision all in one visit!

To receive an in-person decision, bring all required admissions documents (or submit prior to coming). Submitting an online admissions application prior to the event is highly recommended, although we will provide the option to complete an application during your visit. 

At a minimum, bring transcripts from your graduating high school, as well as from all colleges attended (both official and unofficial copies are acceptable). Based on academic history, we may require an essay and an interview, so be sure to review Naropa’s admissions requirements so that you arrive with all that you need.


Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Martha Husick at 303-546-3548 or at prior to the event.