McNeill House


Mailing Address:

McNeill House, Student room #

40 Lower Albert Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 3T8

Front Desk:

Watts Hall Front Desk (NEW)
Phone: 613-533-3215
Open 24 hours a day

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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  • 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


  • Lower level features large common space with large-screen TV,  fireplace, pool table room, study room and multi-purpose reflection room

  • 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

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

McNeill House – YELLOW 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 left on Union Street
  • Continue on Union Street to Albert Street
  • Turn right on Albert Street
  • Continue on Albert Street to McNeill House
  • Stop, drop belongings/student for check-in
  • Continue down Lower Albert Street to King Street W
  • Turn right onto King Street W
  • Continue down King Street W to park at either:
    • The St. Mary’s/Providence Care lot which is on the right side of King Street W after you pass Centre Street.
    • OR at the Corrections lot, which is further down King Street W on the left hand side after you pass Ellerbeck Street.
  • Volunteers will be at the entrances of the lots to guide you. Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM).

WINDSHIELD ZONE CARD (McNeill House)*Print and place in your windshield on Move-In Day