McNeill House

 

McNeill House

 

Mailing Address:

McNeill House, Student room #
40 Lower Albert Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 3T8

Front Desk:

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

What does the front desk provide?


Completed in 1955 and renovated in 2006, this undergraduate co-ed residence is located at the intersection of Lower Albert Street and Bader Lane. It is named after William Everett McNeill, an English professor and a colourful and influential former Vice-Principal of the University (1930 – 1947).

McNeill House is a mixed gender residence with 220 beds in a mixture of single and double bedrooms.


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Bedrooms:

  • mixed gender environment with single and double rooms
  • Bedrooms range in size from 10 x 13 to 12 x 17. Please note that bedrooms can vary considerably in terms of size and furnishings
  • Bedroom furniture was upgraded in 2007
  • Beds require Twin-XL sized sheets

Features:

  • Lower level features large common space with large-screen TV,  fireplace, pool table room and study room 
Services:

  • Washrooms – 2 communal but gender specific washrooms on each floor
  • Laundry – located on the lower level
  • Kitchens –snack kitchen with microwave and fridge is located on the lower level
  • Wireless Internet – available in the common rooms on the lower level
  • Vending Machines – located on the lower level

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 our volunteers can assist you in getting your belongings to your room.
  • Learn about what to bring and what not to bring to campus
  • McNeill House is in the Yellow Zone. 
  • 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 wish to print the colour-coded Residence Life move-in map 2018 (PDF).

Driving Instructions to MCNEILL HOUSE – 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 McNeill House
  8. Stop, Drop and Go Park (see image below).
  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.
  11. 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.

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