Waldron Tower


Mailing Address:

Waldron Tower, Student room #

17 King St. West
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 2W4

Front Desk:
Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. – midnight


Waldron Tower was built in 1968, and is located at the corner of King and George streets, near City Park. Originally a residence for nursing students at Kingston General Hospital, it is a now a mixed gender residence with 290 single rooms. There are 240 rooms in the 11 story tower and 50 rooms in a recently renovated section attached the bottom 3 floors only. The building was designed so that practically every window (in the tower) looks south over Lake Ontario. 

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  • mixed gender environment with single rooms
  • Sinks in most bedrooms
  • Bedroom size is typically 10 x 11 – please note that rooms can vary in terms of size and furnishings
  • Beds require Twin-XL sized sheets


  • Windows in most bedrooms face south, with a view of Lake Ontario
  • Located next to hospital, across from waterfront and close to city parks
  • Easy walking distance to downtown shopping
  • Piano lounge on main level

  • Washrooms – three communal washrooms (no specific gender) on each floor
  • Laundry – located on the lower level
  • Kitchens –snack kitchens with microwave and fridge are located on some floors
  • Wireless Internet – available in first, second and third floor lounges
  • Vending Machines – located on the main 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

Waldron Tower – ORANGE ZONE

  • From Highway 401, take exit #617 to Division Street
  • Continue south on Division Street to Princess Street
  • Turn right on Princess Street
  • Continue on Princess, to University Avenue
  • Turn left on University Avenue
  • Continue down University Avenue to Union
  • Turn left onto Union
  • Continue on Union Street to turn right onto Arch Street
  • Proceed south down Arch Street to Stuart Street
  • Turn right on Stuart Street
  • Turn left onto George Street
  • Continue on George Street and turn left at O’Kill Street (volunteers will direct you)
  • Stop, drop belongings/student for check-in
  • Parking: exit O’kill Street, turn left onto Barrie Street. Continue north on Barrie and turn right on Court Street to access the Courthouse parking lot.

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