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?

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.

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. Jean Royce Hall is composed of two buildings Phase 1 and Phase 2. The houses located within Jean Royce Hall include:
Phase 1: Angus, Boucher, Bryce, Curran, Douglas, Healey and Laird
Phase 2: Miller, Roy, Shortliffe, Tracy and Trotter.

The amenities and features listed below are found in Phase 1 which is accessible to both Phase 1 and 2 residents. 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
  • Access to West Campus Dining Hall and late Night Café
  • An Outdoor Locked Bike Storage Room
  • A games room (foosball, pool table, and air hockey) is located on the main floor of the Phase 1 building

  • Washrooms – communal washroom (combination of gender neutral and gender specific) available 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
  • Study area – located in the main lobby of Phase 1 building

Please note:

  • There are no elevators in Jean Royce Hall buildings