Victoria Hall


Mailing Address:

Victoria Hall, Wing, and Student room #
75 Bader Lane
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N8

Front Desk:

Victoria Hall
Open 24 hours a day

What does the front desk provide?

Opened in two stages in 1965 and 1968, Victoria Hall is the largest residence at Queen’s and is named after Queen Victoria, who granted Queen’s founding royal charter in 1841.

Originally a women’s residence, it was transformed into a mixed gender building in 1988 and houses nearly 900 students. Shaped like a large X, Victoria Hall has five wings and is located on the north side of Bader Lane.

Want to see inside?

Room mates share an economy double in Victoria Hall Residences


  • Mixed gender environment with single, double, triple and quad rooms
  • Bedrooms range in size from 9.5 x 13 to 17 x 17. Please note that bedrooms vary considerably in terms of size and furnishings
  • Beds require Twin-XL sized sheets


  • Washrooms – 4 individual washrooms and 4 individual shower rooms on each wing
  • Laundry – located on the lower level and in D and E wings
  • Lounge – a large lounge  is located in the upper lobby
  • Wireless Internet – available in upper lobby, main lobby, and in The Lazy Scholar (lower level lounge/café)
  • Vending Machines – located on the main and lower levels


  • Home of The Lazy Scholar, a lounge and coffee bar featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night menus, coffee bar, snack items, televisions, fireplaces, lounge seating and games (pool, foosball, ping pong)
  • Home to Residence administrative offices
  • Main level features large common space

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 RED 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) and the Red Zone Parking 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 VICTORIA HALL – Red Zone

  1. From Highway 401, take exit #615 to Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard
  2. Continue south on Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd to Johnson Street
  3. Turn left on Johnson Street
  4. Continue on Johnson Street, to University Avenue
  5. Turn right on University Avenue
  6. Watch for coloured zone signs and follow police/volunteers’ directions.
  7. Continue down University Avenue to Union Street
  8. Once past Union Street, stay in the RIGHT LANE on University Avenue
  9. Turn right on Bader Lane
  10. Stay in the RIGHT LANE on Bader Lane to Victoria Hall
  11. Stop, Drop belongings/student for check-in, Go Park (see image below)
  12. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended while dropping off belongings. Cars left unattended will be towed to an outer campus parking lot.


  1. Continue on Bader Lane, then turn RIGHT onto Albert Street
  2. Proceed to Tindall surface parking lot – the entrance is on the right side of Albert Street
  3. Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM). Return to Victoria Hall on foot.

Stop, Drop and Go Park imageParking map for Red Zone and Green Zone buildings - Queen's Residence Life Move-In 2018Please note

  • Campus streets will be closed the night before move-in day (Friday, August 31) to ensure the routes are clear. Please do not park your car on-campus overnight, as it will be towed.
  • Please do not arrive prior to 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1.
  • 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.