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Hawk Day 2019
Connect and Explore

Start strong at HNU

During a Hawk Day, you'll connect with fellow incoming new students, explore ways to get involved at HNU, and learn more about the resources and people that are here to support you along the way. Attending Hawk Day is required for new undergraduate students.

Pre-Hawk Day Requirements

Students are encouraged to sign up for a Hawk Day date as soon as they have submitted their Intent to Enroll form. All students must complete the following items prior to their scheduled Hawk Day:

  1. Submit your enrollment deposit and confirm you have received your financial aid award letter.
  2. Complete the mathematics placement assessment (sign-ups are accessible by clicking on a Hawk Day date below).
  3. Submit your final transcripts.
  4. Sign up for a Hawk Day!
  5. Sign Up On Raftr and Complete Your Pre-Hawk Day Checklist

Upcoming Hawk Days:

Stay tuned for Fall 2021 Hawk Day dates.

Hawk Day is Virtual! Here’s How to Get Access

Raftr is the online Hawk Day tool you will be using for your virtual Hawk Day. Sign Up Now to Complete all the Pre-Hawk Day Requirements. You will use Raftr on your laptop or computer during your registered Hawk Day.

  2. Log-In with your HNU Username & Password
  3. Go To The Explore Page
  4.  Under Incoming Students Start Here Complete the Pre-Hawk Days Checklist

HNU strives to design fully-accessible programming. In the event that modifications or accommodations are required, or if you have any difficulties accessing this service, please contact

HNU se esfuerza por diseñar una programación totalmente accesible. En caso de que se requieran modificaciones o adaptaciones, o si tiene alguna dificultad para acceder a este servicio, comuníquese con

Hawk Day Schedule

Curious what happens during Hawk Day? Take a look at an example Hawk Day Schedule Preview (PDF). A separate program for parents and family members will also be offered. More information about the parent/family schedule will be available soon.


Holy Names University welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you would like reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact New Student Programs at at least one week prior to the event.

After Hawk Day

New Student Orientation is the second of two required programs for new undergraduate students. More information about New Student Orientation can be found here.