Brant House

 

Mailing Address:

Brant House, Student room #
28 Albert Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 0E6

Front Desk:

Watts Hall
613-533-3215
Open 24 hours a day

What does the front desk provide?


Brant House was opened in September 2015, and is named for Drs. Marlene Brant Castellano and Clare Clifton Brant.

Dr. Brant Castellano (BA’55, LLD’91) is a leader in Aboriginal education and research who has dedicated her life to the rights and well-being of native peoples. She has taught in the Queen’s Faculty of Education and currently serves as the co-chair of the Queen’s Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University. An Officer of the Order of Canada, Dr. Brant Castellano has also been awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and the National Aboriginal Achievement Award.

Dr. Clare Clifton Brant (MD’65) was Canada’s first Aboriginal psychiatrist and worked tirelessly to advance mental health issues relevant to Aboriginal peoples. He founded the Native Mental Health Association and was an Aboriginal health policy advisor to provincial and national health ministries. His seminal work, Native Ethics and Rules of Behaviour, continues to be extensively quoted in psychiatry, medical anthropology and sociological circles.


 

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Bedrooms:

  • Mixed gender environment with 271 single plus rooms and attached full washroom (shared between two rooms)
  • Bedroom size is 9.5 x 15. Please note that bedrooms can vary in terms of size and furnishings
  • Beds are extra long (80″ x 54″) and require Queen-sized sheets

Features:

  • Common room with television and full kitchen located in each wing
Services:

  • Washrooms – semi-private, shared between 2 bedrooms
  • Laundry – located on the main level
  • Kitchens – all floors have common rooms with kitchens
  • Vending machines located on the main floor
  • In-room television with cable
  • Wireless internet in each room
  • Refrigerator in each room

Important information about moving in to residences


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

  • 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 movein@queensu.ca 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 YELLOW 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 want to download and/or print a copy of the Residence Life move-in map 2018 (PDF).

Driving Instructions to BRANT HALL – Yellow 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. Continue south on Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard to Union Street
  3. Turn left on Union Street
  4. Continue on Union Street to Albert Street
  5. Turn right on Albert Street
  6. Watch for coloured zone signs and follow police/volunteers’ directions
  7. Continue on Albert Street to Brant House, on the right side of Albert Street
  8. Stop, Drop belongings/student for check-in, Go Park
  9. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended while dropping off belongings. Cars left unattended will be towed to an outer campus parking lot.
  10. 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. 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.
  • There are no early arrivals available. Please do not arrive prior to 8:00 a.m., and do not park your car on campus overnight, as it will be towed.
  • 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. Adelaide Hall does not have a passenger elevator.

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