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Through community and interactions, the Office of Housing & Residence Life promotes a living and learning environment that balances personal and academic growth and community well-being. We assist students in learning responsibility by holding them accountable for community standards.

Residence Life staff members are committed to helping residents create a positive living environment. Through programming and involvement in their community, students will be challenged and supported to develop their social, educational, recreational, and cultural understanding.

Living on campus is a unique opportunity to form new friendships and build strong ties with residents. Regardless of their origins and backgrounds, students are drawn together by their shared experiences in residential living.

Whether you are beginning your collegiate experience or continuing your education, the Office of Housing & Residence Life encourages you to consider the many benefits of campus living and invites you to join our residence life community. Please feel free to browse through each of the links to find out more information about Housing & Residence Life and the services we provide. Any questions or comments can be directed to us via email or phone at residencelife@hnu.edu or (510) 436-1500. Thank you!

Move-In Information

Incoming freshman can expect to receive their housing assignments by email in late July/early August. All other students will be notified of their assignments through email on a rolling basis. New student move-in will take place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 23. On that day, residents should report to the entrance of Dunn Hall to check-in and get move in materials. If you are a new resident student and you are not able to move in until after August 23, please check into the halls at the Housing & Residence Life Front Desk. All continuing students will move-in on August 25 at the Housing & Residence Life Front Desk.

Please contact Director of Housing and Residence Life Justin Vacca with any questions or concerns.

Application Process

Applying to live on campus is really quite simple! To begin the process, do the following:

  1. Complete the Fall 2014 housing application.
  2. Submit your $100 deposit. You can either:
    • mail it to:
      Office of Housing and Residence Life
      Holy Names University
      3510 Mountain Boulevard
      Oakland, CA 94619
    • turn it in at the Office of Housing and Residence Life front desk in Soda Commons
  3. Submit your Housing Acceptance Form (you will receive this after you submit your online housing application). It is best to mail this in and/or submit with your $100 deposit.
  4. New students only: submit your immunization records (including tetanus, MMR, TB, Hepatitis B. and meningococcal)

Ready to Move on Campus?

The Housing Application for the Fall 2014 is available online. Please click here to view and complete the application online. Once the Office of Housing & Residence Life receives your completed and signed housing application and proof of housing deposit, a housing assignment can be made. Once a housing assignment has been made, you can check in during the listed move-in times.

Linens Program

In addition to checking out our list of what to bring, parents and students are encouraged to visit the Residence Hall Linens Program page. This page has affordable options for high-quality bedding, bath and storage supplies for students that is guaranteed until graduation! They are the easiest, most convenient way to make sure your student has everything they need for their new "home away from home".

Other Information

Living on campus is not only a great time, but studies have shown that students who live on campus do better in classes and are all around more adjusted at the end of college. Living on campus is quite affordable and our residential communities offer you many options to choose from. If you are already interested in getting involved on campus, check out the Activities & Events Page. We have great leadership opportunities available, in addition to fun and exciting programs for you to attend!