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Welcome, New Students!

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Welcome, new Naropa students!
We are so glad that you are here!
New Student Fall Orientation will take place
Tuesday, August 20th - Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Tuesday, Aug 20th: Move-In Day, International Student Orientation & Residence Life Orientation

Wednesday, Aug 21st: New GRADUATE STUDENT Orientation at Nalanda campus 

Thursday, Aug 22nd & Friday, Aug 23rd: New Student Orientation (Undergraduates) at 2130 Arapaho campus
Orientation has been designed to help facilitate your transition as new students to Naropa and to foster a foundation for your academic, professional and personal journey through Naropa and beyond. Our hope is that orientation will initiate your integration into the intellectual, cultural, social, and energetic climate of Naropa. This is also a time for current Naropa staff, faculty, and returning students to connect with and learn about you. May you be warmly welcomed.
Orientation is REQUIRED for all new graduate and undergraduate students, including transfer students.

Residence Life Housing Check-In Schedule

Move-In Day:
Tuesday, Aug 20th, 2019

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Snow Lion Residence Hall and 2333 Arapahoe Ave
** You will be required to read and sign your housing contract, medical form and parking form (if applicable). Please note, should you desire to move in earlier than Tuesday, August 20th a nightly rate of $50.00 will be charged to your student account. Please call or email the housing office at to confirm which day and time you wish to move in.
University Housing Orientation for Students and Families:
Tuesday, August 20th 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Performing Arts Center
** Parents and guests, please try to be here for this!

Orientation for Naropa housing residents and all International students begins on Tuesday, August 20th,
New and transfer Undergraduate Student Orientation officially begins at 11am on Thursday, August 22ndon the main Arapahoe campus Green.  Please see the schedule once it has been posted for details about each session
New Graduate Student Orientation begins Wednesday, August 21st at 9am at the Nalanda campus at 63rd & Arapahoe.
Yes, all new graduate and undergraduate students, including transfer students, are required to attend Orientation. If for any emergent reason you are absolutely unable to attend, please contact Karen Wills at or Jaime Duggan at
New Student Orientation will provide students with a better understanding of life at Naropa University. Each undergraduate student will be placed in a small group of 15-20 students and paired with an Orientation Leader who is a second, third or fourth-year student. Some of the ideas that new students will be exposed to include what makes Naropa and Boulder a unique and exciting place to live and go to school, how to build and balance academic and personal success, understanding diversity and the systemic nature of oppression, and where they can find further assistance for the transition to being a student at Naropa University.  It will also provide students with an understanding of contemplative education and practices involved.
No. Transfer students will have the same opportunity to participate and integrate into the Naropa experience with first time first year students.

Incoming international students to Naropa will have an orientation program specifically for them, which is coordinated by the Coordinator of International Students and Scholars (ISS) on the Arapahoe campus in Lincoln Studio. International students should soon be receiving information from ISS regarding their arrival and this orientation program. If there are further questions, email Tashi Browder at or at 303-546-3562

Undergraduate International Students will join other students for the rest of New Student Orientation.

Colorado Department of Heath requires all students to show proof of two shots of the MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) Vaccine. If you have your childhood records you can scan and email them to Tashi Browder at or bring them to her in Student Affairs which is located on the 2nd floor of Wulsin Hall on the Arapahoe Campus.

If you cannot find your childhood records you can do one of the following:
  1. Contact any former schools you may have attended to see if they have your records
  2. Have your doctor fill and sign the immunization form that is included in the online orientation packet.
  3. Get a Titer test done to show you have immunity to MMR
  4. Get the shots again or
  5. Lastly you can sign one of the three exemptions on the bottom of the immunization form. 
Yes, you can park for free during new student orientation at all three campuses. The parking lots on the Arapahoe campus are limited, so if you do plan to drive, arrive early. However, once the academic year begins, you will need to purchase a parking pass if you want to park on campus. An email regarding purchasing parking passes will be sent to your student email account after the first day of classes.

Undergraduate Academic Advising Office

Helpful Resources
Area Lodging Resources (.pdf, 15K)
How to Navigate MyNaropa (.ppt, 1772K)
Transportation Flyer (.pdf, 91K)
Colorado Immunization Record Form (.pdf, 40K)

If you have your childhood records you can either scan and email them to or fax them to 303 245 4795.

If you don't have your records you will need to have your physician fill out your information and sign this form which then can be emailed to faxed to Tashi Browder at the above email address or fax number

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