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Welcome to HNU

At Holy Names University, you will learn what it means to be a citizen of the world: a creative, self-reliant, and critical thinking individual who serves others as a leader for positive social change.


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Interested in a leadership position on campus? Click here for more information and applications!

Top Ten Things to do @ HNU When You are Done Studying

  1. Pursue social justice work on your own or through the Center for Social Justice and Civic Engagement
  2. Experience HNU's longstanding traditions
  3. Hang out in the "Long Lounge" in the Student Center
  4. Get lunch in the Public Market and eat in the Hawk's Nest or Mealy Living Room while you play pool or watch TV
  5. Enjoy Coffee in Rosie's Cafe or lunch near the Grotto in the St. Francis Courtyard
  6. Relax in one of the seven courtyards on campus
  7. Enjoy the stunning views of Oakland, San Francisco, and the Bay from the balcony of the Chapel or watch the deer and the sunset from the Rose Garden
  8. Workout in the Fitness Center at the Tobin Gym
  9. Attend an intercollegiate athletic contest
  10. Connect with your friends on Facebook from anywhere on campus

Click here for a list of Oakland restaurants.

Read "36 Hours in Oakland" in The New York Times, and see where they included Oakland at spot #5 in their article "The 45 Places to Go in 2012".

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