Holy Names University, an academic community committed to
the full development of each student, offers a liberal education
rooted in the Catholic tradition, empowering a diverse student
body for leadership and service in a diverse world.
Holy Names University, a center of rigorous teaching and
scholarship in the Catholic intellectual tradition, is...
rooted in the charism of the Sisters of the Holy Names
of Jesus and Mary and committed to social justice
a student-focused community developing critical
thinkers and transformational leaders
a model of diversity promoting cultural competency
a resource for study and impact on urban issues,
particularly in Oakland
Moving the Mission Forward
A short film created for the the 17th Inauguration Reception to showcase the efforts of Holy Names students and alumni over the years. HNU students and alumni use their belief in human equality, social justice, and civic engagement to liberate their spirits and transform our world.