Where you live and how you get to your classes are important to your university life. Queen’s provides you with information to help you decide whether you should apply for residence or seek housing off campus. Queen’s also provides information about public transportation options and the availability of parking services to help you with your commute.
Queen’s 18 residences are located on the main and west campuses, and range from small buildings that house 68 students to larger halls that house nearly 800 students. They offer you a diverse range of living environments for your preferred lifestyle.
Residence life is about more than where you live – it is where you will find a community. With a senior student mentor to guide you, you will have the chance to participate in exciting programming that builds on what you’re learning inside the classroom while getting to know students from different programs.
Living Learning Community
The Bimaadiziwin (The Good Life) Ka’nikonhriyo (The Good Mind) Indigenous & Allies Living Learning Community (LLC) in residence welcomes both Indigenous and non-Indigenous student allies who are interested in learning more about Indigenous peoples, traditions and culture. The Bimaadiziwin Ka’nikonhriyo LLC Don organizes fun cultural events and programs that will help you meet new people and develop your leadership skills.
If you’re looking for housing off campus, you can start by browsing the Queen’s Community Housing website for listings that would suit your needs. You may also take any questions or concerns to the Student Community Relations Office.
Community Housing manages the student rental properties owned by Queen’s University: 2 apartment complexes on the west campus – An Clachan and John Orr Tower – and a variety of apartments and houses in the University District (core rentals) around campus.
Whether you live in residence or off campus, finding a place to eat is made easier with the university’s meal plans, which give you access to dining halls and 21 retail food locations on campus.
Queen’s is a small, pedestrian-friendly campus with services, lecture halls and residences within walking or cycling distance of each other. Downtown Kingston is on Queen’s doorstep, allowing students to take full advantage of the downtown core.
A transit pass for Kingston Transit is included in your fees as a full-time student. The Bus-It Program gives you unlimited access to Kingston Transit bus services during your time at Queen’s. There are routes that run through campus, all of which easily connect to several other routes that can take you anywhere in Kingston.
Learn more about public transportation options at Queen’s.
Paid and permit parking is available on both the main and west campus in various locations. There are also a number of bicycle racks installed around campus.