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Bishop Mountain Hall residences: McConnell, Molson, Gardner

  • The bathrooms of Upper Residence are kept immaculate by a dedicated, friendly cleaning staff.
  • The Upper Residence common rooms are often bustling with activity.
  • McConnell Hall overlooks Forbes Field.
  • Each of the Upper Residences features a quiet  study room.
  • The layout of Upper Residence single rooms is virtually identical across the three residences...
  • Molson Hall is the 'middle child' of the Upper Residences, sitting between Gardner and McConnell Halls.
  • Gardner Hall sits at the top of rue University.

Beautiful Mount Royal Park provides the backdrop for these residence halls, located just north of McGill's main campus. Constructed in 1962, McConnell, Molson and Gardner Halls join Douglas Hall to bring together over 800 students in one neighbourhood. This ideal location, referred to as “Upper Rez,” leaves the commotion of urban Montreal behind, providing privacy and a genuine feeling of community amongst residents.

McConnell, Molson and Gardner Halls surround the Bishop Mountain Hall cafeteria. BMH is strategically placed so that residents of all three halls can take their meals in one central location, further enhancing the sense of community.

Nature lovers and those with athletic inclinations will love the combination of green space and easy access to McGill's athletic facilities that Upper Rez provides.

Molson Hall is home to our DIY Living Learning Community which boasts a community garden and a workshop complete with various tools for any type of project.

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  • Single and double occupancy rooms, dormitory-style housing
  • Floors are divided into two wings with approximately 18 rooms per wing (McConnell Hall is gendered by wing, Molson and Gardner Halls are entirely co-ed)
  • There are shared washroom facilities in each wing (in McConnell the washrooms are gendered, whereas in Molson and Gardner they are not)
  • Each wing also has a shared kitchenette


Gardner Hall: 218 rooms housing 219 male and female students

McConnell Hall: 222 rooms housing 224 male and female students

Molson Hall: 218 rooms housing 219 male and female students

Residence fees

Please see Fees for details.


Molson, McConnell and Gardner are all residences with 8 month leases.  The lease begins on move-in weekend (usually the last weekend in August) and ends on April 30th, the last day of the final exams period.


    • Electricity, hot water and heating are included in the rent.


    Twin size bed and mattress, desk, chair, dresser, bookshelf, lamp, drapery, wastepaper basket. Each room is equipped with a small fridge.

    Phone and Internet

    Internet connection and WiFi are part of the residence rent. 

    Telephone service is not provided by McGill. Students may purchase phone plans from an independent mobile service provider, or use pre-paid calling cards.


    Please see McGill Food and Dining Services for details.


    Locked entrance (card reader access) to building with intercom and overnight security.


    McGill Residences does not insure students' belongings. In case of theft, fire or flood, students must rely on their own insurance providers. Many home insurance plans offer benefits for students who stay in a university residence away from home - check with your insurer for details. Alternatively, ask an insurance company about their options for university residences.


    On-site maintenance staff, card-operated laundry facilities, TV lounge (with satellite), study room, games room, computer lab, storage, day-time porter, permit parking available.