Jean Royce Hall


Mailing Address:

Jean Royce Hall, Student House and room #
535 Union Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7M 2B9

Front Desk:

Jean Royce Hall
Open 24 hours a day

What does the front desk provide?

Jean Royce Hall was built in 1974 and is named after Jean Royce, Queen’s Registrar for 35 years (1933 – 1969). The 12 individual houses within the Jean Royce complex are named for former faculty and trustees. A mixed-gender environment with housing for over 700 residents in total, Jean Royce is just a short 20-minute walk from main campus and bus service is available. The houses located within Jean Royce Hall include: Angus, Boucher, Bryce, Curran, Douglas, Healey, Laird, Miller, Roy, Shortliffe, Tracy and Trotter. Please note that there are no elevators in these buildings.  First Year students in all faculties and exchange students are housed at Jean Royce Hall.

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  • mixed gender environment
  • single and double rooms
  • Bedroom size is 8.75 x 11.5 to 12 x 15. Please note that rooms vary considerably in terms of size and furnishings
  • Beds require Twin-XL sized sheets


  • Indoor access (Phase 1) to West Campus Dining Hall and late night café (pool table, TV and coffee bar with snacks)
  • Access to Theatre Royce – movie room with surround sound, data projector and large screen
  • A games room is located on the main level
  • Connected to the Faculty of Education and the Education Library
  • Close to waterfront, running paths, parks and historic Portsmouth Village neighbourhood
  • New small fitness areas

  • Washrooms – individual washrooms and showers on each floor
  • Laundry – located on the third floor of each house
  • Wireless Internet – available on the ground floor and in rooms adjacent to the front reception, theatre and dining hall
  • Vending Machines – located on the main level

Please note:

  • There are no elevators in Jean Royce Hall buildings

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 PINK 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).

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 JEAN ROYCE HALL – Pink Zone

  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 RIGHT on Union Street
  4. Continue on Union Street to Jean Royce Hall
  5. Turn right at the Jean Royce Hall entrance
  6. Stop, Drop belongings/student for check-in, Go Park (see image below)
  7. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended while dropping off belongings. Cars left unattended will be towed to an outer campus parking lot.
  8. Parking: Volunteers will direct you to parking at the back of the building.

Stop, Drop and Go Park image

Parking and Move-in Directions - Queen's University Residences map 2018

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. 
  • Note: There are no elevators in Jean Royce Hall.