Holy Names University - Feehan Hall

3510 Mountain Blvd. Oakland, CA 94619 l 510-642-4108 l reshall@berkeley.edu

Housing hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Holy Names FAQs

View of the bay area from the HNU campus

Founded in 1868, Holy Names University is the oldest Catholic University in the East Bay, and is consistently ranked as one of the most diverse universities in the United States. 

Feehan Hall consists of two residential floors and one floor of administrative offices, including the Residence Life front desk. Feehan Hall is connected to the other residence halls and next to a large courtyard. It is centrally located to residential mailboxes, a 24-hour computer lab, and rooms for meetings and events.

UC Berkeley students will share the common spaces with Holy Names University college students. This will be a great opportunity for students to engage in a cross-institutional and cross-discipline exchange.

  • Total residential capacity of 50 students.
  • All rooms are equipped with high-speed internet connection.
  • Some rooms have a Bay view.
  • All floors have one large all-gender bathroom.
  • A lounge on the top level provides space for relaxing, connecting, or shared activities.

Double Room 

Suite Style

Room Summary

  • All rooms are furnished with extra-long twin beds, dressers, desks, mirrors, shelving, and closets.
  • There is a lavatory sink in each room (suite-style rooms have two sinks in shared middle room).
  • Double standard rooms and double rooms in suite-style configurations
  • Single-gender floors with single-gender bathrooms
  • Live-in RA staff
  • Cable television connection is included.
  • A microfridge is included.
  • Parking available for $100 per semester. 
  • Winter break housing available at no additional fee
  • Academic-year contract

Other Features

  • Free shuttle service to BART
  • Modified meal plan
  • Feehan residents only have keys to the access doors for the residential floors
  • Coin-operated laundry facilities in building
  • Access to the 24-hour residential computer lab, with PC workstations, laser printers, and hookup to the campus network and internet
  • The Public Market is the nearest dining center, only a short walk from Feehan Hall

2017-18 Projected Rates

Room rates are $13,125 per academic year, which is less than the double-room rate on the UC Berkeley campus.

No Smoking Policy

HNU is committed to providing a healthy, smoke-free environment for students, faculty, and staff. Accordingly, no smoking is permitted in student rooms or inside buildings, including lounges, balconies and breezeways, and stairways. Smoking is only permitted outside in designated areas.

Holy Names FAQs:

What services and facilities at Holy Names University will UC Berkeley students be able to take advantage of?

UC Berkeley students residing in Feehan Hall at Holy Names will be issued access cards that will grant them entry to the residence halls and will serve as their meal plan card.  In addition, this card will give them access to many services on the Holy Names Campus.  Services available include sports and recreation facilities (fitness rooms, pool, etc.), study lounges, and recreation rooms.

In addition to residential study areas, are there any other areas where UC Berkeley students can study on the Holy Names Campus?

UC Berkeley students will have access to the library for study during regularly scheduled hours.  There also are study areas across campus that students will be able to access.

What kind of in-hall staffing support will serve as resources/ support for Holy Names University residents?

Holy Names University staff support will live in the residence halls, and will provide support to UCB residents.  One HNU Resident Assistant will live in Feehan Hall, and will be supervised by the Graduate Residence Director and Director of Housing, whose main office is located adjacent to the building.  These staff members will provide community assistance, on-call coverage, and resources.

How large are the residence hall rooms? Are they furnished?

Holy Names rooms are all double occupancy and are quite comfortable- in many cases are larger than UCB double size rooms.



All rooms are furnished with a bed, closet/armoire, desk, dresser, and chair.  Sinks are also provided in some rooms.  Suite style rooms have additional space for meal preparation and study.


Mini-fridges are included with each room.  Students are also permitted to bring an additional  mini-fridge or microwave, if they choose to.

Are bathrooms single gender or all gender?

Restrooms in Feehan hall are multi-stalled bathrooms that are single gender.

What utilities are included in the cost for a Holy Names room?

All gas, electric, water, and trash is covered in the cost of a residence hall.  Students will have access to the Holy Names wireless network.  Cable TV is also provided in each room.

How do I do laundry?

There are coin-operated washers and dryers available in Feehan Hall for student use.

Does Holy Names provide custodial services?

Commons areas, including bathrooms, will be cleaned by Holy Names University’s custodial staff.  Students are responsible for cleaning their room.

I am concerned about safety. What kind of safety measures are present on HNU’s campus?

HNU’s campus is a closed campus- meaning all visitors to campus must check in at the gatehouse before entering campus.  In addition to this presence by security officers, Resident Assistants also conduct building walks to insure residents are safe and sound, and serve on an on call rotation to respond to any incidents that may arise.

How does the meal plan work at Holy Names?

UCB students will receive a meal plan at Holy Names University for the dining hall on campus.  This meal plan consists of 8 meals a week.  Meals in the Public Market at Holy Names are “all-you-can-eat.”


If students wish to purchase a meal plan for UC Berkeley’s campus, they may opt to purchase a non-residential meal plan at caldining.berkeley.edu

How does transportation to and from Holy Names and UC Berkeley work?

Students living at Holy Names University will need to commute to the UC Berkeley Campus for classes.  There are a few different ways students may get to and from UC Berkeley and Holy Names.


A free shuttle is provided from Holy Names to a Bay Area Regional Transit (BART) train station, Fruitvale Station.  Students will need to purchase their own public transit fares on the BART train.  Students may ride the BART train to the Downtown Berkeley station and walk or bus to campus.  

The commute will take approximately 50 minutes from the HNU shuttle to BART to walking to campus.  The estimated BART commute cost comes to around $740 dollars per year.  


Students may also take the A/C Transit bus system from Holy Names by taking the 54 to the CB to the 6.  This trip takes about 1.5 hours, and would be included in cost of the student bus pass included in UC Berkeley student fees.  Students simply need to show their student bus pass to the A/C transit bus driver.

Can I purchase a parking permit at Holy Names and bring a vehicle?

Yes, parking is available for students at Holy Names at a cost of $100 per semester.  To register a vehicle and apply for on campus parking, please contact the Holy Names Campus Safety Office.


Students who are interested in driving to and from UC Berkeley's campus would also need to work with the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation office to apply for and purchase a student parking permit.

How can residents receive mail at Holy Names?

Students may pick up mail at the Holy Names Front Desk, which provides mail sorting and package services.  Your mailing address is:


(Your Name)

3510 Mountain Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94619


The front desk also rents out movies, ping pong and billiards equipment, and brooms/dustpans.  Copy and faxing services are also available at the desk.

Move-in Information
When can I move into my room?

Housing contract dates are the same as the UCB residence halls, meaning students may move in beginning Sunday, August 21st beginning at 8 a.m (until noon).  Feehan Hall will remain open during the winter break.  Students will need to move out of their rooms for the summer by Sunday May 14, 2017.

How do I get my key?

Check-in for Cal Students is outside Dunn Hall in the upper residential parking lot. This is where you'll get your keys, move-in packets and where the residence life staff will be located to answer any questions you have during move-in! There will be directional signes and wonderful staff directing to the check-in location when you arrive.

If you are planning on moving in at any other time, check-in will be located at the Housing & Residence Life Front Desk in Feehan Hall. 

What should I bring and not bring?

For a good list of what to bring and what not to bring, please follow this link: Resident FAQs

What size linens will I need to bring?

All beds at Holy Names are XL Twin in size.