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.

Important information about Moving-In

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

  • You will receive your room & building assignment and move-in time to your Queen’s email on Thursday, Aug. 23 around 4:30pm.
  • 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 our volunteers can assist you in getting your belongings to your room.
  • Learn about what to bring and what not to bring to campus

Residence Life move-in map 2018

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 Residence Life move-in map 2018 (PDF) and the Red Zone Parking map 2018 (PDF).

Please 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.

Driving Instructions to BAN RIGH HALL – Red Zone

  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. Watch for coloured zone signs and follow police/volunteers’ directions.
  7. Turn right on University Avenue
  8. Exterior of Ban Righ Hall on Bader Lane, Queen's UniversityContinue down University Avenue to Union Street
  9. Once past Union Street, stay in the RIGHT LANE on University Avenue
  10. Turn right on Bader Lane
  11. Stay in the LEFT LANE on Bader Lane to Ban Righ Hall
  12. Stop, Drop belongings/student for check-in, 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.


  1. Continue on Bader Lane, then turn RIGHT onto Albert Street
  2. Proceed to Tindall surface parking lot. The entrance is on the right side of Albert Street
  3. Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM). Return to Ban Righ Hall on foot.

Stop, Drop and Go Park imageParking map for Red Zone and Green Zone buildings - Queen's Residence Life Move-In 2018Please note

  • Campus streets will be closed the night before move-in day (Friday, August 31) to ensure the routes are clear. Please do not park your car on-campus overnight, as it will be towed.
  • Please do not arrive prior to 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1.
  • If you require accommodations/storage in Kingston prior to move-in day, or after you have dropped off your student, please be sure to book accommodations early as local hotels/motels book up quickly.
  • There are a few carts available – but you may want to bring a portable luggage cart if you have one.