Waldron Tower

Mailing Address:

Waldron Tower, Student room #
17 King St. West
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 2W4

Front Desk:

Waldron Tower613-533-6724
Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. – midnight

What does the front desk provide?


Important: Print & put in your vehicle before move-in day WALDRON TOWER WINDSHIELD ZONE CARD 

  1. From Highway 401, take exit #619 to Montreal Street
  2. Continue south on Montreal Street to Brock Street
  3. Turn right on Brock Street
  4. Continue on Brock Street, and stay in the LEFT LANE to Barrie Street
  5. Turn LEFT on Barrie Street
  6. Continue down Barrie Street to Union Street
  7. Turn RIGHT onto Union Street
  8. Watch for coloured zone signs and follow police/volunteers’ directions.
  9. Continue on Union Street and take the first left onto Arch Street
  10. Proceed south down Arch Street to Stuart Street
  11. Turn RIGHT on Stuart Street and take the first left onto George Street
  12. Continue on George Street and turn left at O’Kill Street (volunteers will direct you).
  13. Stop, Drop belongings/student for check-in, Go Park (see image below)
  14. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended while dropping off belongings. Cars left unattended will be towed to an outer campus parking lot.
Waldron Tower exterior
Waldron Tower
Stop, Drop and Go Park image


  1. Exit O’Kill Street, turn left onto Barrie Street.
  2. Continue north on Barrie Street and turn left on Clergy Street West
  3. Dupuis Hall Parking Lot will be on your left.
  4. Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM)
  5. Return to Waldron Tower on foot.

About Waldron Tower

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. 

Note: 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.


  • 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

If you are interested in purchasing bed linens, pillows, bath packages and other personal items to be delivered directly to your residence room, please contact Campus Linens at: www.campuslinenscanada.com . For Leggett Hall, Watts Hall, Brant House, & David C. Smith House, please order linen packages 4A or 4B. Packages 1A to 3B will work for all other residences.


  • Windows in most bedrooms face south, with a view of Lake Ontario
  • Located next to Kingston General 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
Waldron Tower exterior