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Jean Royce Hall

Mailing Address:

Jean Royce Hall, Student House and room #
535 Union Street
Queen’s University

Kingston, ON
K7M 2B9
Front Desk: 613-533-2551

Jean Royce Hall was built in 1974 and is named after Jean Royce, Queen’s Registrar for 35 years (1933 – 1969). The 12 individual houses within the Jean Royce complex are named for former faculty and trustees. A mixed-gender environment with housing for over 700 residents in total, Jean Royce is just a short 20-minute walk from main campus and bus service is available. The houses located within Jean Royce Hall include: Angus, Boucher, Bryce, Curran, Douglas, Healey, Laird, Miller, Roy, Shortliffe, Tracy and Trotter. Please note that there are no elevators in these buildings.


  • mixed gender environment
  • single and double rooms
  • Bedroom size is 8.75 x 11.5 to 12 x 15 – please note that rooms vary considerably in terms of size and furnishings


Washrooms – individual washrooms and showers on each floor
Laundry – located on the third floor of each house
Wireless Internet – available on the ground floor and in rooms adjacent to the front reception , theatre and dining hall
Vending Machines – located on the main level

Note: there are no elevators in Jean Royce Hall buildings



  • Indoor access (Phase 1) to West Campus Dining Hall and late night café (pool table, TV and coffee bar with snacks)
  • Access to Theatre Royce – movie room with surround sound, data projector and large screen.
  • A games room is located on the main level
  • Connected to the Faculty of Education and the Education Library
  • Close to waterfront, running paths, parks and historic Portsmouth Village neighbourhood
  • New small fitness area opening soon
Want to see what a room at west campus is like? Check out this room tour:

Wondering about getting assigned to West Campus? Former residents describe what it’s like to live at Jean Royce Hall, including transportation and dining options, as well as West’s unique sense of community.


 Want to see inside? Take our Virtual Tour!