Jean Royce Hall


Mailing Address:

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

Front Desk:
Open 24 hours a day

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.

Want to see inside?


Want to see what a room at west campus is like? Check out this room tour:
West Campus Room Tour from Queen’s Housing & Hospitality on Vimeo.
Wondering about getting assigned to West Campus? Former residents describe what it’s like to live at Jean Royce Hall, including transportation and dining options, as well as West’s unique sense of community.
Living on West Campus at Queen’s University from Queen’s Housing & Hospitality on Vimeo. 

  • 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



  • 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
  • Note: there are no elevators in Jean Royce Hall buildings

  • 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 area

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

Jean Royce Hall – PINK ZONE

  • From Highway 401, take exit #615 to Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard
  • Continue south on Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard to Union Street
  • Turn right on Union Street
  • Continue on Union Street to Jean Royce Hall
  • Turn right at Jean Royce Hall entrance
  • Stop, drop belongings/student for check-in
  • Volunteers will direct you to parking at the back of the building.

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