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Campus and
Surrounding Area

Our home is in one of the most extraordinary areas of the world.

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60 wooded acres in the Oakland hills

The Campus

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. Located in the heart of the Bay Area, our college will expand your horizons!

Explore it all

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 college in the Bay Area, and make it your own.

Oakland, CA close to Holy Names University campus
261 sunny days a year

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.