Parents & Families

Parents & Families

Welcome to the Naropa Family

Parents & Families

Founded on the belief that the ultimate goal of higher education is to be a catalyst for enlightened transformation of both the self and the world, Naropa University will encourage your student to look within, as well as without, to discover what truly matter. This unwavering dedication to inner exploration and transformation makes Naropa unique among American universities. Our unique learning and teaching approach will provide endless opportunities for your student to learn, grow, create, perform, discover, and inquire in a vibrant environment with resources to support your student's personal development and success.

We recognize that education for the 21st century must speak to all dimensions of a human being: intellectual, emotional, aesthetic, ethical, spiritual, and somatic. Therefore, we infuse the conventional understanding of liberal arts with contemplative practice. Recognizing that intellectual rigor and contemplative practice enrich one another, the entire university incorporates practice as a core discipline, one that permeates community life. As a result, your student will discover the gift of living fully in the present moment, a gift that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.

Fall 2020 Parent & Family Welcome - Monday, August 10 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm MST

This will be a Zoom session with a mix of live presentations and pre-recorded messages from people who are here to support students – including Naropa President Chuck Lief, Student Housing, Campus Safety, and more! PRE-REGISTER to receive the Zoom link and submit questions in advance. This will also be recorded for those who cannot make this date and time.

One Page Fact Sheets regarding Student Expereince at Naropa:

Feeding Your Student - Flat Irons Meal Plan

Mental Health Resources on Campus: Meet the Team & Overview of Services

Academic Advising: Meet the Team and BA Degree Requirements

Accessibility Resources

If you have any questions, please contact Stacy Sickler, Alumni and Family Relations Officer at 303-546-3594 or


 "...My Heart Overflowed..."

“During the presentations, my heart overflowed because I felt hopeful about the future for the first time in a very long time. I was inspired by the depth of knowledge, wisdom, and passion these students brought to their work. Their thesis projects reflect the kind of depth, compassion, and understanding needed to create the solutions our world desperately needs.

What a remarkable job Naropa has done to prepare students to find their place, leading the way to a more beautiful and just world.”

—Lauren Jubelirer, Acupuncturist, Chapel Hill, North Carolina