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Welcome NDNU students

Holy Names warmly welcomes students from Notre Dame de Namur University.

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Transferring to HNU

We know this time must be overwhelming, and we are here to help you navigate the transfer process. Our campus is doing everything we can to help transfer students from NDNU complete their degrees on time and thrive as full members of our community. As a partner institution, we will accept all non-remedial credit and pair you with an advisor to map your path to graduation. With the exception of Nursing, none of our majors are impacted.

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Our shared mission

Like Notre Dame de Namur, Holy Names University is a tight-knit campus that is committed to individual support. With small class sizes and endless opportunities to connect, we pride ourselves on being a student-centered community that nurtures leadership and service. Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names over 150 years ago, HNU is driven by their founding social justice mission to this day.

Mission and Values
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Financial support

We are committed to ensuring NDNU students have the financial support they’ll need to complete their degrees at HNU. Your enrollment counselor can connect you to the resources available to you here.

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Our Oakland roots

Holy Names has a deep connection to Oakland. Our campus holds partnerships with Oakland businesses and nonprofits that offer our students opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We can’t wait to show you around "The Town."

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HNU Athletics

Welcome student-athletes from NDNU! Holy Names is an NCAA Division II university and we compete in the Pacific West Conference. Athletics is a big part of campus life here and you'll find lots of opportunities to participate whether or not you play on a team.

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