Not only is on-campus living a convenient lifestyle — most of our residences put you steps away from a library or your lab - it's also the best way to truly immerse yourself in the Queen's community. With downtown Kingston just a short walk away, living on campus is also a great way to get to know the city. Grad students have three designated on-campus residences, all with fully furnished rooms.
Are you looking to expand your world? Harkness Hall brings students from around the world together to live with an international flair.
Just one block north of campus on Earl Street, Harkness is home to international students and internationally-minded Canadian students. While all rooms are singles, residents share kitchen facilities, living room space and washrooms.
Conveniently located on the west campus and a 15-minute walk from the main campus, Jean Royce Hall is just steps from Lake Ontario and some of Kingston's most spectacular running paths. Amenities include a gym, social centre and easy access to the Faculty of Education Library. Students live in single rooms with shared washrooms.
Learn more about living off-campus by visiting the Queen's Community Housing office. Queen's rents a number of properties off campus as do many private property owners.
For those who prefer off-campus living, Queen's Community Housing manages a pair of West Campus apartment complexes and a series of detached homes.
Queen’s will offer new graduate student accommodations at theConfederation Place Hotel in downtown Kingston this fall. 54 rooms are being leased by Queen's. A limited number of these rooms will be suitable for couples, but not for families. This is an opportunity for grad students to have a residence experience of living and interacting with their peers in Kingston's vibrant downtown, just minutes from campus.
John Orr Tower is a 16-storey building, popular among single students and student couples. The 123 apartments are all unfurnished one-bedroom units with balconies, and the building features ample parking and storage space.
At An Clanchan, student couples with children make themselves at home in these spacious one and two-bedroom units just a 30-minute walk from campus and on the city bus route. The apartments are within easy walking distance of the Kingston Centre and the Kingston Family YMCA and facilities include parking, storage and a courtyard and playground.
Queen’s recently became a member of an international student-to-student housing database helping outgoing and incoming students on exchanges or internships find temporary accommodations.
Students search for sublets or rentals posted to the HousingAnywhere database by students at registered (or member) universities, or advertise their own accommodations during summer vacations, exchanges or internships. All users must have a valid university email address from a registered university to post a listing, helping ensure a level of reliability and safety for students using the service.