From its 60 wooded acres in the Oakland hills, Holy Names University offers breathtaking, panoramic views of Oakland, San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay. Nestled among the hills, the campus provides a quiet, extraordinarily beautiful place to study and easily enjoy all the Bay Area has to offer. One of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S., Oakland is the place to be for endless cross-cultural opportunities. You’ll expand your horizons just being here!
The St Francis Courtyard
View from the McLean Chapel
Sun rise on St. Francis Courtyard
Wildlife around campus
Oakland and the Bay Area
Oakland is diverse, vibrant, artsy and edgy. It’s exploding with things to do and see, from incredible restaurants to awe-inspiring redwoods. You’ll find food trucks, movies, museums, shopping, concerts, and sporting events all within minutes of HNU. Come explore our dynamic hometown, and make it your own.
The Grand Lake Theater
Golden Gate Bridge
Food trucks in downtown Oakland
A great climate
Don’t take our word for it. Oakland's climate consistently gets high ratings because of our coastal location: We get warm, sunny days in the fall and spring, temperate winters, and foggy mornings and clear afternoons in the summer. Oakland gets an average of 261 sunny days per year. And we love them all. And if you like snow in the winter, you’ll find it just a few hours away.