Queen's University

​Residences & Housing

Queen's is a residential university with most students hailing from outside of Kingston. For the 2012-13 year, more than 94% of incoming first year students represent other areas of Ontario, Canada, and the world.

  • [photo of Jean Royce Hall on a summer day]
    Jean Royce Hall
  • [photo of Leonard Hall at night]
    Leonard Hall at night
  • [Leonard Hall on a sunny spring day]
    Leonard Hall
  • [Harkness International Hall]
    Harkness International Hall
  • [Victoria Hall]
    Victoria Hall
  • [photo of a room in Victoria Hall residence]
    Roommates in Victoria Hall
  • [Chown Hall]
    Chown Hall
  • [Gordon-Brockington House]
    Gordon-Brockington House
  • [Leonard Hall]
    Leonard Hall
  • [Ban Righ Hall]
    Ban Righ Hall
  • [Waldron Tower]
    Waldron Tower
  • [Leggett Hall]
    Leggett Hall
  • [Morris Hall]
    Morris Hall
  • [McNeill House]
    McNeill House
  • [Watts Hall]
    Watts Hall
  • [Hanging out at the Lazy Scholar]
    Hanging out at the Lazy Scholar in Victoria Hall
  • Tthe Lazy Scholar in Victoria Hall]
    The Lazy Scholar in Victoria Hall
  • [Adelaide Hall]
    Adelaide Hall in the fall
  • [Adelaide Hall]
    Adelaide Hall in summer
  • [photo of a room in Adelaide Hall residence]
    A student studying in her room in Adelaide Hall
  • [Graduate Residence]
    Graduate Residence (for 2012/13, only undergraduates will be housed in Graduate Residence)
  • [Confederation Place Hotel in downtown Kingston]
    New graduate student accommodations at the Confederation Place Hotel in downtown Kingston

Queen's 17 residences, home to over 3,900 graduate and undergraduate students from approximately 100 countries, are more than just a place to stay while attending university. Here, you’ll meet incredible people from around the world and learn some amazing things about yourself and others. Most residences on main campus are within a 10-minute walk to classes, libraries, the Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC), and our many dining facilities.

In fact, most student housing, Queen's-owned or otherwise, is within a 20-minute walk to campus. Whether you choose to live on campus in residence or off campus in the "student village," Queen's has a unique sense of community. Welcome to your home away from home!

Information and Services

Queen's has a variety of support services and information to help students make the transition to independent living.

Support services...
For all Incoming Students (Including Undergraduates)
Listing of all Queen's residence buildings  
Accommodation Listing Service  
Campus Accessibility Guide Identifies accessible entrances and other accessible facilities of campus buildings
Community Housing Manages the student rental properties owned by Queen’s University, including family-style rentals in An Clachan and John Orr Tower
​Dynamic Queen's University Property Locator Map (Google)  
FYNIRS (First Years Not In Residence) Provides a social network for first year students living off campus
Jean Royce Hall Council The student government for residents of Jean Royce Hall, Harkness International Hall, and the Graduate Residence
Main Campus Residence Council Provides student representation, a peer-based discipline system, and social events
Municipal Affairs Commission (AMS) A student resource for everything from landlord-tenant issues, leases, and property standards to information about the City of Kingston. Also runs an online housing database, Holiday Housecheck, free home inspections, and the Golden Key awards for notable landlords.
Kingston Student Housing Co-operative or Science'44 Co-op Provides accommodation for 172 students and a meal plan for 125 co-op members attending Queen's or St. Lawrence College
Senate Residence Committee Advises the Associate Dean of Student Affairs in matters of residence life policy
Student Safety & Community Living  
Town-Gown Relations Provides resources and education on landlord-tenant issues
For Graduate/Mature Students
An Clachan Complex A series of 19 apartment buildings containing 260 spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments
John Orr Tower A 16-story apartment building with 123 one-bedroom apartments equipped with refrigerators and stoves; mainly populated by student couples and single students.
Confederation Place Hotel (Residence) Located in downtown Kingston
For International Students
Harkness International Hall (Residence) A mix of upper-year Canadian and international students
International Housing Office Off-campus housing information and support for new international students
HousingAnywhere A student-to-student housing database, of which Queen's is a member, that helps outgoing Queen's and incoming international students find temporary accommodations while on exchange
For Landlords
How to list a property with Community Housing  
For New Faculty & Staff
Housing tips (see Faculty Recruitment and Support Program)