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Douglas Hall

The exterior of Douglas Hall.

Douglas Hall study room.

Students can relax in the Douglas Hall piano room.

A Douglas Hall single room.

The cafeteria at Douglas Hall has been described by students as "Harry Potter-esque".

A Douglas Hall double room.

Situated just north of McGill's main campus, Douglas Hall joins McConnell, Molson and Gardner Halls in a residence community that is collectively referred to as "Upper Rez."  Founded in 1937, Douglas' impressive stone exterior remains unchanged.

The building is divided into 8 houses, all of which can be accessed through a common courtyard, or internally via the underground 'tunnel.' Each house has single and/or double occupancy rooms. Most single rooms are arranged in a suite with three bedrooms sharing a common living area (the living area is furnished with a sofa, chair and coffee table).

Residents of Douglas Hall join a long line of McGill students in dining at the Douglas Cafeteria, located within the building. The first student moved in on August 29, 1937 and the McGill News reported that he "...breakfasted in lonely glory on August 30." The dining room itself features an exposed timber ceiling and is a fine meeting place for residents to gather.

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Single and double occupancy rooms. Washroom facilities are shared and centrally located on each floor (floors are co-ed with residents sharing a common washroom). There is a shared kitchen, centrally located in the 'tunnel.' Douglas Hall is considered to be traditional dormitory-style housing.


155 rooms housing 179 students.

Residence fees

Please see Fees for details.


Douglas Hall has an 8 month lease, commencing on move-in weekend (usually the last weekend in August) and ending on April 30th after final exams finish.


Electricity, hot water, 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

High speed wireless Internet is part of your 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 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 lounges (with cable), library, common room with grand piano, computer lab, billiard room, storage, day-time porter, permit parking available.