Waldron Tower


Mailing Address:

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

Front Desk:

Waldron Tower
Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. – midnight

What does the front desk provide?

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 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

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 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

Residence Life move-in map 2018

Important: Please print the ORANGE 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 Orange 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 WALDRON TOWER – Orange Zone

  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.


  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.


Stop, Drop and Go Park image

Orange Zone parking map - Queen's University Residence Move-In 2018

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. 
  • Waldron Tower has an elevator.