Alumni and Friends Resources

The legacy of Holy Names shines brightly through its alumni

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Alumni community

Hawks fly highest together

The HNU alumni community includes over 10,000 living alumni, and countless treasured friends—throughout the Bay Area, California, and the world.

Honoring the Legacy of Holy Names College/University

Video Resources

More video resources may be found on HNU's Legacy YouTube page.

Strawberry Day Virtual Farewell

On Strawberry Day, May 10, 2023, Holy Names Alumni gathered virtually to share memories, stories, and gratitude of their experience with Holy Names College/University.

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Sr. Carol Sellman

Virtual Founders' Day

Learn more about the history of Holy Names from HNU President Sr. Carol Sellman.

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Holy Names University campus chapel

O Holy Names, All Hail

By Maria Dolores Mayerle, SNJM
Gabriella Nazareno, voice and Robert Lee, piano

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Stained Glass in McLean Chapel
McClean Chapel
Holy Names University

Legacy Prayer

God of love who has given us life and all that is good, we give thanks for the part that Holy Names University played in enriching our lives and the lives of others. With hearts both grateful and sad, we entrust this property into your hands. We know that change is the essence of life for people and places. May whoever lives or works here next make it a place of beauty, hospitality, and service to our world.

As we let go of our beloved university, may we carry in our hearts the people we met here and the knowledge we found here.

And may we never fail to rejoice in your many gifts in the many seasons of our individual and communal lives. This we ask in the names of Jesus and Mary.