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The new student Fall 2018 Orientation for undergraduate students begins Wednesday, August 22nd for Naropa housing residents and Thursday, August 23rd for all others.  Students with work-study eligibility should plan to attend the openingWork-Study Workshop & Financial Aid session Thursday, August 23rd at 10am on the main Arapahoe campus (2130 Arapahoe Ave) in Lincoln 4140.  For all other undergraduate students, Orientation officially begins at 11am with Check-In on the main Arapahoe campus Green, a BBQ, and meeting your peer Orientation Leader.
Graduate student Orientation begins Friday, August 24th at 9am at the Nalanda campus at 63rd & Arapahoe, although Naropa housing residents should move in and attend Residence Life Orientation on Wednesday, August 22nd.  
Yes, all new graduate and undergraduate 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 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.