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HNU Orientation Mission Statement:

Holy Names University’s New Student Orientation creates a foundation for student success by facilitating the successful transition of students and their families to our diverse academic, social and cultural campus community.

Orientation is an on-going experience that fosters unity, communicates expectations for academic excellence, promotes community values and builds relationships by encouraging students to explore and reflect on their full potential.

Through participation in new student orientation, Students will:

  • Make valuable connections with fellow students, staff, and faculty
  • Gain an understanding of the expectations for student success both inside and outside of the classroom·
  • Understand more about HNU culture and traditions
  • Develop familiarity with HNU Campus Resources

Through participation in Orientation, Parents and Families will:

  • Be welcomed as part of the HNU community
  • Develop familiarity with HNU Campus Resources so as to be a resource for your student
  • Gain information on the nuts and bolts of doing business with the university
  • Learn more about what to expect of your student’s experience at HNU

New Student Orientation Schedule Download a PDF

Parent and Family Schedule Download a PDF

Orientation Videos

New Student Resources

Meet the Orientation Staff

Living on Campus: What to Bring Download a PDF

Frequently Asked Questions


Fall 2014 New Student Orientation: August 23-26, 2014
Fall 2014 Parent & Family Orientation: August 23-24, 2014
Please click here to complete the New Student Orientation Registration Form for Fall 2014.

Spring 2015 Orientation: January 9, 2015

Questions? Call 510-436-1500 or email orientation@hnu.edu

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