Watts Hall

Mailing Address:

Watts Hall, Student room #
23 Lower Albert Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 3V1

Front Desk:

Watts Hall
613-533-3215
Open 24 hours a day

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Watts Hall, located on lower Albert Street, was named in honour of Principal Emeritus Ronald Watts, the University’s 15th Principal from 1974 to 1984. Along with Leggett Hall, this residence opened in September 2003, and features 211 beds arranged in 21 beds on the ground floor and 38 beds on floors 2 through 6.


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Bedrooms:

  • mixed gender environment with single plus rooms and attached full washroom (shared between two rooms)
  • Bedroom size is typically 9.5 x 15. Please note that bedrooms can vary in size and furnishings
  • Beds are extra long and require Queen-sized sheets

Features:

  • Common room with television and full kitchen located in each wing
  • Study rooms located on each floor
  • Fireplace common room located on main level
  • Seminar /group study rooms with screens/data projectors located on main level
Services:

  • Washrooms – semi-private, shared between 2 bedrooms
  • Laundry – located on the main level
  • Kitchens –kitchens with sink, microwave and refrigerator are located on each wing
  • Wireless Internet – available in main common areas and group study rooms
  • Vending Machines – located on the main level

Important information about moving in to residences


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  YELLOW 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 Yellow 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 WATTS HALL – Yellow Zone

  1. From Highway 401, take exit #615 to Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard
  2. Continue south on Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard to Union Street
  3. Turn left on Union Street
  4. Continue on Union Street to Albert Street
  5. Turn RIGHT on Albert Street
  6. Watch for coloured zone signs and follow police/volunteers’ directions.
  7. After passing Queen’s Crescent, merge into the LEFT LANE of Albert Street and continue to Watts Hall (corner of Albert Street and Bader Lane)
  8. Stop, Drop belongings/student for check-in, Go Park (see image below)
  9. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended while dropping off belongings. Cars left unattended will be towed to an outer campus parking lot.

YELLOW ZONE PARKING DIRECTIONS

  1. Continue down Lower Albert Street to King Street West
  2. Turn RIGHT onto King Street West
  3. Continue down King Street West to park at either:
    1. The St. Mary’s/Providence Care lot which is on the right side of King Street West after you pass Centre Street.
    2. OR at the Corrections lot, which is further down King Street West on the left hand side after you pass Ellerbeck Street
    3. OR at the Isabel Bader Center’s Parking lot, which is down King Street West on the left hand side after you pass Centre Street, down Morton Way.
  4. Volunteers will be at the entrances of the parking lots to guide you.
  5. Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM). Return to Watts Hall on foot.

Stop, Drop and Go Park image

Parking Map for Blue, Yellow, and Purple Zones

Please 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.

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