David C. Smith House

David C. Smith House opened in 2015. This residence offers modern décor and a number of bright common areas for students to study and connect.

History of David C. Smith House

David C. Smith House opened in September 2015, and is named in honour of former Principal Dr. David C. Smith, who served as Queen’s Principal from 1984 to 1994.

A nationally respected economist, Principal Smith began teaching at Queen’s in 1961. He served as head of the Department of Economics from 1968-1981 and was appointed Principal in 1984. During his two terms as Principal, Queen’s underwent numerous changes, including the founding of the Women’s Studies Department and the Bader International Study Centre, and the construction of numerous buildings, including Stauffer Library and the Biosciences Complex.

Room Types Available:

Single Plus



Bathroom Type

Semiprivate Washroom – shared between two bedrooms


Leonard Dining Hall close by and a retail dining location in the building.


Kingston waterfront, residence buildings, and classrooms.



Community Type

Mixed gender


270 residents

# of Dons


Flooring Type

All rooms and hallways are carpet free.


Wireless in bedrooms and common rooms. Router purchase is encouraged for multiple devices.


Two passenger elevators

Stair access

Smith House at Queen's University


  • Easy access to dining halls and Location 21, a retail food location conveniently located in the building.
  • Steps away from, the beautiful Kingston waterfront and city parks.
  • Close to classroom spaces and libraries.

Included Items

  • Bed (Double Extra Long)
  • Desk and chair
  • Armoire or closet space and clothing drawers.
  • Laundry in building

Included Items

  • Mini Fridge
  • TV
  • Curtains
  • Garbage and Recycling bins.

Things to Pack

  • Bedding (Queen)
  • Wireless router and ethernet cable.

How to Find David C. Smith House:

Mailing Address:

David C. Smith House, Student room #
222 Stuart St.
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 2W1

Front Desk:

Leggett Hall
8:00 am – Midnight

What does the front desk provide?

Please Note:

  • Queen’s has 17 unique residence buildings built between 1925 – 2022. Each building varies in size, layout, and room furnishings. Design elements such as flooring type, window sizes and window coverings, and storage solutions change from room to room.
  • The photos and videos provided are a sample our room types. Please understand that your specific room may vary in size and appearance.
  • The fees listed above are subject to change. Any discrepancy between fee information listed above and in the Fee Schedule, the Fee Schedule will be deemed correct.
  • Beds require Double Extra Long sized sheets. Please order linen packages 4A or 4B from Campus Linens.