Naropa University has two on campus residence hall facilities. Snow Lion and the 2333 Arapahoe Residence Hall. Each of the halls has its own character and facilitates the development of unique communities in each.
Please keep in mind that ALL University Housing at Snow Lion and 2333 Arapahoe are alcohol-free and drug-free living environments. For the benefit of all community members, please do not bring or use alcohol or drugs in the building or on the property.
Each student will be provided a complete set of bedroom furniture, including a desk, chair and a bed and depending on the facility, built-in closet space. Snow Lion rooms have dressers while the 2333 Arapahoe Residence Hall have closets with an organizer.
At the Snow Lion apartments, common spaces include a living room with table and chairs, sofa and air conditioner; kitchen with stove and oven, sink and refrigerator; and bathroom with combination bath tub/shower, sink and toilet.
Consider bringing the following items to make your apartment your own!
The Residence Life staff tries to pair you with the best roommate match whenever possible based on the lifestyle choices you indicated on your housing application. For this reason, it is important that you are open and honest about your lifestyle dispositions. We will assist you in working through roommate conflicts that may arise; however, most students find that through open and honest communication they are able to resolve living issues on their own.
Residence Life programming is one of the ways we fulfill our mission of helping new undergraduates find ways to make connections between what they are learning in the classroom and their daily lives. Students choose activities according to their personal interests. Some of the themes we choose from are: health awareness, lifestyle choices, social justice and leadership skills. Some events we've sponsored are: pancakes @ noon, 24hr poetry readings, sacred sex talks, movie nights, substance free potlucks, acupuncture and funk your gender dialogue. We also provide resources and connections to our outdoor club, ROOT, as well as other student groups and events.
There are several benefits to engaging in this living and learning concept:
Please indicate on your application your particular areas of interest. You may find that you may be very interested in all of the following and then some.
It is a valued aspiration to generate an environment in which each person is free to express and discover their own unique identity while at the same time finding a common ground with one another in which to live respectfully. This takes some time and effort. Therefore, one important commitment in living at University Housing and Residence Life is participation in community meetings, which are held approximately once a month for two hours. In these meetings we make group announcements, pass along important information and work out any problems that may arise in the community. Council process will be used in small groups to facilitate discussion and support our community building. Participation and attendance in community meetings is required.