Ban Righ Hall


Mailing Address:

Ban Righ Hall, Student room #
10 Bader Lane
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Front Desk:

Leggett Hall
Open 24 hours a day

What does the front desk provide?

The oldest residence at Queen’s, Ban Righ Hall was built in 1925 and was the culmination of about 15 years of work by the volunteer members of the Alumnae Association, the association of female Queen’s graduates, who entirely planned Ban Righ Hall and raised more than half of the money needed through teas, bake sales, bridge parties and small donations. The term “ban righ” is Gaelic for “wife of the King” — or “Queen”.

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  • All-female environment with single and double rooms on four floors 
  • Bedrooms range in size from 9.25 x 12 to 12 x 20-
  • Please note that bedrooms vary considerably in terms of size and furnishings
  • Beds require Twin-XL sized sheets


  • Historic residences with interesting room features/sizes
  • Two large and historic common/study rooms on main level
  • Direct indoor access to Ban Righ Dining Hall and private dining rooms
  • Located near Kingston General Hospital and across from Nixon Field

  • Washrooms – communal washrooms on each floor
  • Laundry – located on the lower level
  • Kitchens –snack kitchens with microwave and fridge are located on some floors
  • Wireless Internet – available in the main common rooms, main dining room and lower dining room
  • Vending Machines – located on the main level

Please Note:

  • There are no elevators in this building.

Move-In Day is Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018

Moving in to Residences

  • You will receive your room assignment, building address, move-in time, and designated parking area via e-mail at the end of August.
  • Please respect your assigned move-in time to help with the flow of traffic and lineups.
  • If you need specific assistance moving in (e.g. a physical disability), or are arriving via public transit / taxi, please contact our Move-In Assistant at or 1-613-929-2697 as soon as possible to make arrangements.
  • Volunteers will be on site to assist students from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please label all of your belongings with your name, building name and room number so that our volunteers can assist you in getting your belongings to your room.
  • Learn about what to bring and what not to bring to campus

Important: Please print the RED WINDSHIELD ZONE CARD (PDF) and place it in your windshield before move-in day so our volunteers can direct you to the correct drop-off zone. You may also wish to print the Queen’s Residence Move-In Map 2018 (PDF) which has colour-coded routes and one-way streets marked.

Driving Instructions to BAN RIGH HALL – Red Zone

Residence Life move-in map 2018Please follow these driving instructions (not online maps or GPS) as there is construction in Kingston and a number of streets around the campus will be re-routed for Move-In Day.

  1. From Highway 401, take exit #615 to Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard
  2. Plan for extra time to reach campus from the highway, due to increased traffic
  3. Continue south on Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard to Johnson Street
  4. Turn left on Johnson Street
  5. Continue on Johnson Street, to University Avenue
  6. Turn right on University Avenue
  7. Continue down University Avenue to Union Street
  8. Once past Union Street, stay in the RIGHT LANE on University Avenue
  9. Watch for coloured zone signs and follow police/volunteers’ directions.
  10. Turn right on Bader Lane
  11. Stay in the LEFT LANE on Bader Lane to Ban Righ Hall
  12. Stop, Drop and Go Park (see image below).
  13. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended while dropping off belongings. Cars left unattended will be towed to an outer campus parking lot.
  14. You will receive a designated parking area. Queen’s University’s on-campus lots are free on Saturday, Sept. 1, however there is a 3-hour parking limit for all surface parking lots. 
  15. Parking map coming soon.

Stop, Drop and Go Park image

Please note

  • Campus streets will be closed the night before move-in day (Friday, August 31) to ensure the routes are clear.
  • Need a place to stay? Residence buildings and nearby streets are closed until 8:00 a.m. on September 1st and early move-in or storage is not available. If you require accommodations/storage in Kingston prior to that date, be sure to book accommodations early as local hotels/motels book up quickly.
  • We ask that you do not send packages in advance, as we are not able to store items
  • There are a few carts available – but you may want to bring a portable luggage cart if you have one. Note: There is no elevator in Ban Righ Hall.