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Parents & Families

Parents & Families

Welcome to the Naropa Family

Parent & Family Weekend 2017

Please RSVP to each event you plan to attend. We're excited to see you on campus very soon! 

Friday, October 20, 2017
Donuts with the Dean
9–10 a.m. // Arapahoe: Wulsin Hall, The Learning Commons
Have a donut with our Dean of Students, Dr. Learie Nurse, before you head off to enjoy Parent & Family Weekend festivities! Gluten-free options available. Open to students, parents, and families.

Arapahoe Campus Tour
10–10:45 a.m. // Arapahoe: Lobby of Wulsin Hall
Sponsored by: Office of Admissions

Experience Naropa                        
11 a.m.–3 p.m. // Nalanda
Attend classes, meet with faculty and other community members, and discover the beauty and benefits of contemplative education. Open to all.
Sponsored by: Office of Admissions

3–6 p.m. // Nalanda: Events Center
Spend some time at SparkTalks, a series of dynamic presentations given by a diverse group of alumni on a wide variety of topics. Open to all.
Sponsored by: Office of Alumni Relations

Now & Next Reception                                                 
6–7 p.m. // Nalanda: Dojo
Mix, mingle, and learn about what’s in store for Naropa University. Open to all.
Sponsored by: Offices of Development & Alumni Relations

On Fire! An Intergenerational Gathering of Creative Liberation Through Dance                                               
7:30–9:30 p.m. // Arapahoe: Performing Arts Center
Let’s get moving! Join Melissa Michaels and the Golden Bridge Rhythm Keepers for an evening for everyone. Together we will ground, align, and mobilize in response to the call for right action in these complex times. Open to all; free for Naropa students, $10-$25 for Naropa and Boulder community members.
Sponsored by: Naropa University and Golden Bridge
RSVP TO ON FIRE!                                                                                             

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Parent & Family Meditation
9:15am // Lincoln Meditation Hall, Arapahoe Campus
An introduction to contemplative practice lead by the Spirituality and Contemplative Practices and Traditions Coordinator. Open to parents and families and their Naropa student.

Parent & Family Brunch
10-11:30 // The Learning Commons, Wulsin Hall, Arapahoe Campus
Brunch with the President Chuck Lief, Dean of Students, Learie Nurse, and other representatives from Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Academic Advising. Guests are invited to bring canned or dry goods to donate to the community food bank. Open to parents and families and their Naropa student.

Taking a Hike: with ROOTS Outer Terrain Student Group
11:30am // Depart from The Learning Commons
An easy, student-led hike, for parents and families and their Naropa student.

Sunday October 22, 2017
This day is left open for parents and families to spend it as they would like with their student.

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.