Harkness Hall

Located on Earl Street, Harkness Hall is right in the hub of student life. This residence is conveniently only steps from libraries, the Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC), and the Smith School of Business.

History of Harkness Hall

Built in 1969, Harkness Hall is named in honour of R.D. Harkness, a chair of Queen’s Board of Trustees in the 1960s. It is located on Earl Street, near the intersection with Alfred Street, one block north of the main campus.

Room Types Available:








Bathroom Type

Communal washroom


Leonard Dining Hall and retail dining locations nearby.


Athletics and Recreation Centre, Smith School of Business, Stauffer and Douglas libraries.



Community Type

Mixed gender


100 residents

# of Dons


Flooring Type

Individual rooms and hallways are carpet free.


Wired internet. Students are encouraged to purchase a router.


Stair access

Harkness Hall


  • Close to many campus amenities and libraries.
  • Music and games room on the lower level of this building.
  • Various campus amenities close by including the John Deutsch University Centre, Campus One Stop, Common Ground Coffee House, Grocery Checkout, Drugsmart Pharmacy and more.

Included Items

  • Adjustable bed (Twin XL)
  • Desk and chair
  • Armoire or closet space and clothing drawers

Included Items

  • Curtains
  • Garbage and recycling bins
  • Laundry in building

Things to Pack

  • Bedding (Twin XL sheets)
  •  A small fridge (7cubic feet or smaller)
  • Wireless router and ethernet cable.

How to Find Harkness Hall:

Mailing Address:

Harkness Hall, Student room #
329 Earl St.
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 2J4

Front Desk:

Victoria Hall
Open 24 hours

What does the front desk provide?

Please Note:

  • This building has a freight elevator, but no passenger elevators.
  • 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 Twin-XL sized sheets. Please order linen packages 1A to 3B from Campus Linens.