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/day


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 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 the building.

Move-In Information 2017:

*please check back in the summer for 2018 move-in information

Please note:

  • Please do not leave your vehicle unattended while dropping belongings. Cars left unattended will be towed to an outer campus parking lot.
  • There is a 3-hour parking limit for all surface lots

Ban Righ Hall – RED ZONE

  • From Highway 401, take exit #617 to Division Street
  • Continue south on Division Street to Princess Street
  • Turn right on Princess Street
  • Continue on Princess, to University Avenue
  • Turn left on University Avenue
  • Continue down University Avenue to Union
  • Once past Union, stay in the RIGHT LANE on University Avenue
  • Turn right on Bader Lane Stay in the LEFT LANE on Bader Lane to Ban Righ Hall
  • Stop, drop belongings/student for check-in
  • Proceed to Parking: Continue down Bader Lane, turn right onto Albert Street, proceed to Tindall lot, entrance is on the right side of Albert Street
  • Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM).

WINDSHIELD ZONE CARD (Ban Righ Hall) *Print and place in your windshield on Move-In Day

Parking Map