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Holy Names University

Oakland, California, United States
Holy Names University is located on 60 wooded acres in the Oakland hills. The unique location offers a breathtaking, panoramic view of Oakland, San Francisco and the Bay. Nestled among the hills, the campus provides a safe haven and an extremely beautiful study atmosphere. 



Holy Names University (HNU) was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in 1868 on the shores of Lake Merritt. In 1957, the campus was moved from Lake Merritt to a wooded, sixty-acre site in the Oakland Hills. 

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Student Life

Campus life

Nestled among the hills, the campus provides a safe haven and an extremely beautiful study atmosphere. Convenient day-long or weekend trips may be made to Yosemite National Park, the Sierra Gold Country, Lake Tahoe, Monterey Bay and Carmel, and to the Napa Valley and Sonoma County wineries. Parkssurrounding the campus offer numerous opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, or bicycling.

Sports facilities

Tobin Gym, located on the Holy Names University campus, is the home for HNU Volleyball and Basketball. The facility includes seating for three hundred spectators, a fitness center, team rooms athletic training room, swimming pool, and locker rooms 

Student clubs

Black Student Union, Freaks and Geeks, Peace and Justice Club, Latinos Unidos.


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Oakland, California, United States

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