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Keiller House, Fergusson Hall

Fergusson Hall

Fergusson Hall is situated on spacious grounds with views out across the city. It consists of Keiller House and The Cottages. Keiller House is a beautiful two storey homestead with 44 bedrooms. The Cottages are four separate units that can accommodate up to 10 residents in each. If you prefer a quieter living environment, then The Cottages would be the ideal choice.

The Hall has a reputation for developing a strong community and family spirit among its residents.

  • Single occupancy rooms, for 82 residents, with two large communal kitchens.
  • Fully furnished. Residents can bring their own towels and bedding or purchase a bed-pack.
  • Free van trips to the supermarket twice a week.
  • Park-like grounds. Beautiful gardens and native bush surround the hall.
  • Less than a 10 minute walk to campus.

Fergusson Hall is owned and operated by the Presbyterian Educational Purposes Trust, who appoint the Head of Hall. If you would like to book Fergusson Hall for a conference or accommodation during the summer season, please contact the team at Fergusson Hall directly.

2021 Room rates

International students must pay all accommodation fees in full. Domestic students can pay the semester or full year fee on a weekly basis by direct debit.

Room type



Full year

Standard one $165.00 $3,135.00 $6,435.00
Standard two $180.00 $3,420.00 $7,020.00
Standard three $195.00 $3,705.00 $7,605.00
Premium $205.00 $3,895.00 $7,995.00
Super-premium $220.00 $4,180.00 $8,580.00

Please note: Room rates include the cost of reasonable electricity use. Residents who use an excessive amount of electricity will pay the extra cost.

Deposit includes

  • Administration fee: $100 (non-refundable)
  • Activity fee: $100 (events and activities contribution)
  • Bond: $350 (held until contract ends)

Contract dates



Start and end dates

Full year 39 weeks 13 February to 13 November 2021
Semester one 19 weeks 13 February to 26 June 2021
Semester two 19 weeks 26 June to 13 November 2021


  • The Head of Hall provides overall leadership to the Fergusson Hall community. This role is held by Mike and Shelly Butcher.
  • Residential Assistants support the Head of Hall to make the environment a safe place to live and an outstanding hall of residence.
  • Activities and events are held throughout the year.
  • Encouraging academic excellence through attractive study spaces, computer facilities and academic support programmes.
  • Active social committee.
  • Fergusson Hall Information Handbook (1,706 KB)



Self-catered. Residents cook their own meals in two large communal kitchens.


Wireless internet is available throughout the Hall. You will need to set up the service on arrival.

Inspire Net is the service provider for internet services. Prepaid data plans are available on a monthly or time basis.

Free internet is available on the computers in the two study rooms.


Shared spaces are heated and each bedroom has a heater.


Basic furniture and whiteware is provided by Fergusson Hall. Items that are not provided by the Hall will need to be supplied by the residents. Each room comes with a single bed, desk, chair, heater, small fridge, bookcase, wardrobe and laundry basket.


A communal laundry is available with six free washing machines and four coin-operated dryers, $2.00 per hour. The laundry also has irons and ironing boards. Three outside clothes lines and two undercover lines are also available.


Car parks are available on-site for residents at a cost of $85.00 per semester (2021 price).

If you choose to drive your car to campus, car parking is available in the large Orchard Road car park, at a cost of $2.00 per exit. Pre-pay parking is only available to students in Bourke Road car park.

A free bike shed is available for residents.


Sports field, sand volleyball court, basketball hoop and a BBQ area. There's also a garage/workshop available for students to use for various projects.

A free lock-up is available for sporting equipment.


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Contact details


Phone: +64 6 354 0113 (Please call mobile number below to contact Head of Hall)
Head of Hall mobile phone number:
+64 27 570 1415 (After-hours contact too)


Postal address:

Fergusson Hall
150 Atawhai Road
Palmerston North 4410
New Zealand


150 Atawhai Road, Palmerston North (next to Massey's Manawatū campus).

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