Jean Royce Hall

Jean Royce west campus is unique, consisting of 12 individual houses within a complex. It contains indoor access to; the Jean Royce dining hall, a late-night cafe, and the Faculty of Education and Education Library. It is within walking distance to waterfront paths, historic Portsmouth Village and main campus.

History of Jean Royce Hall

Jean Royce Hall, was built in 1974 and was named after Jean Royce, the Queen’s Registrar, from 1933 – 1969. The 12 individual houses within the Jean Royce complex are named after former faculty and trustees, including; Angus, Boucher, Bryce, Curran, Douglas, Healey, Laird, Miller, Roy, Shortliffe, Tracy and Trotter.

Room Types Available:


Bathroom Type

Communal washrooms


Jean Royce Dining Hall


Faculty of Education, Kingston waterfront, and Portsmouth Village.


West Campus

Community Type

Mixed gender


600 residents

# of Dons


Flooring Type

Bedrooms and hallways are carpet free


Wired internet. Students are encouraged to purchase a router.


Stair access

Jean Royce Double


  • Indoor, easy access to Jean Royce Dining Hall and the Education Library.
  • Convenient access to main campus and the rest of Kingston with a bus stop nearby.
  • Steps away from the beautiful Kingston waterfront, running paths, and historic Portsmouth Village.

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 Jean Royce Hall:

Mailing Address:

Jean Royce Hall, Student room #
535 Union St.
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7M 2B9

Front Desk:

Jean Royce 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.