Harkness Hall


Mailing Address:

Harkness Hall, Student room #
329 Earl Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 2J4

Front Desk:

Victoria Hall Front Desk
Phone: 613-533-2531
Open 24 hours/day

What does the front desk provide?

HARKNESS HALL – Dark Green Zone

Important: Print & put in your vehicle before move-in day HARKNESS WINDSHIELD ZONE CARD

  1. From Highway 401, take exit #619 to Montreal Street
  2. Continue south on Montreal Street to Brock Street
  3. Turn RIGHT on Brock Street
  4. Continue on Brock Street and stay in the LEFT LANE, to University Avenue
  5. Turn LEFT on University Avenue
  6. Watch for coloured zone signs and follow police/volunteers’ directions.
  7. Continue on University Avenue and stay in the RIGHT LANE, to Earl Street
  8. Turn RIGHT onto Earl Street
  9. Continue on Earl Street to Harkness Hall
  10. Stop, Drop belongings/student for check-in, Go Park (see image below)
  11. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended while dropping off belongings. Cars left unattended will be towed to an outer campus parking lot.
Harkness International Hall on a sunny summer day.
Harkness International Hall on a sunny summer day.
Stop, Drop and Go Park image

DARK GREEN ZONE PARKING DIRECTIONS – VIEW PARKING MAP

  1. Continue on Earl Street and turn LEFT onto Frontenac Street.
  2. Enter the Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute Parking lot on the left side of Frontenac Street.
  3. Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM).
  4. Return to Harkness Hall on foot.

About Harkness

Built in 1969, Harkness Hall is named in honour of R.D. Harkness, a chair of Queen’s Board of Trustees in the 1960s. It is located on Earl Street, near the intersection with Alfred Street, one block north of main campus in a residential area near the Smith School of Business and Joseph S. Stauffer Library.

Harkness Hall is a 3-storey mixed gender building that houses only first-year students. It has room for about 100 students in mostly single rooms.


Note: Queen’s has 17 residence buildings – and they are all unique. Our oldest building – Ban Righ Hall, was built in 1925 – and our newest buildings – Brant and Smith -were built in 2015. That means each building is different in size, furnishings and layout – and that your room may not look at all like your neighbour’s room.

We’ve provided some photos and videos to give you an idea of our room types, but please know that your specific room may not look like the examples. Rooms vary quite a bit in size and furnishings. Some rooms have carpets, while others do not. Window sizes, closets and other features change from room to room.

We update buildings through a planned maintenance schedule, so the photos and videos on this website may not show recent improvements right away. Please keep this in mind when viewing our building pages.


Bedrooms:

  • mixed gender environment with three floors of mostly single rooms
  • Bedroom size is typically 8 x 13. Please note that bedrooms can vary in terms of size and furnishings
  • Beds require Twin-XL sized sheets

If you are interested in purchasing bed linens, pillows, bath packages and other personal items to be delivered directly to your residence room, please contact Campus Linens at: www.campuslinenscanada.com . For Leggett Hall, Watts Hall, Brant House, & David C. Smith House, please order linen packages 4A or 4B. Packages 1A to 3B will work for all other residences.

Features:

  • Common rooms and study rooms on each floor*to be confirmed.
  • Located in a residential neighbourhood one block north of main campus
  • Near convenience stores, Stauffer Library, John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC) and the Smith School of Business
  • A music room and a games room are located on the lower level *to be confirmed.

Services:

  • Washrooms – communal (but gender specific) on each floor
  • Laundry – located on the lower level
  • Kitchens – snack kitchens with sink, microwave and refrigerator are located throughout the building
  • Vending Machines – located on the main level
  • Please note: there are no elevators in this building