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Holy Names University

Welcome to the place where your future will take root.
Who We Are

A dedicated community

Get to know the individuals who go above and beyond everyday to make an impact.

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What we do

Align purpose with education

It’s more than textbooks—we believe in teaching and honoring the whole person.

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Why we do it

To transform lives

We empower students to make positive change in their communities and beyond.

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Fall 2021 at HNU

HNU will offer a mix of learning opportunities during the fall 2021 semester, including online, on-site (for nursing classes and clinicals), hybrid, and HyFlex class formats.

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Celebrating in New Ways

Commencement 2020 and 2021

This year, we celebrated Commencement like never before. Watch the virtual Commencement and "Car-mencement" on HNU's YouTube channel and celebrate with us on social media. Congratulations, graduates!

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Our Home

We are deeply Oakland

For more than 150 years we have called the Bay Area home. We invite you to explore our vibrant, authentic, and welcoming hometown.