Housing and Transportation

Where you live and how you get to your classes are important parts of university life.

Queen’s provides the information you need 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 parking services to help you with your commute.


On Campus

Queen’s 17 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. Queen’s residences offer you a diverse range of living environments for your preferred lifestyle.

Residence Life

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 are learning inside the classroom while getting to know students from different programs.

Learn more about residence life at Queen’s.

Off Campus

If you are looking for housing off campus, you can start by browsing the Queen’s Community Housing website for listings that 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.

You can also email the Off-Campus Living Advisor.

Meal Plans

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.

Learn more about Queen’s meal plans and prices.

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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 at Queen’s doorstep, allowing students to take full advantage of the downtown core.

Public Transportation

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.

Parking Services

Paid and permit parking is available at the main and west campuses in various locations. There are also several bicycle racks installed around campus.

View parking locations and permit costs at Queen’s.

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