Cost$165-$220 per week$165-$220per week
FurnitureFully furnishedFully furnished
Ideal for17-23 year olds17-23year olds
Walking time10 minutes to campus centre10 minutesto campus centre
Owned and run by the Presbyterian Educational Purposes Trust, Fergusson Hall is privately owned and offers rooms in Keiller House and four 10-bedroom cottages. All rooms are fully furnished single rooms, in a range of sizes. Fergusson Halls is located in a quiet residential area on large private grounds within 10 minutes walking distance to the Massey campus.
- Fully furnished rooms within Keiller House or one of four 10-bedroom cottage for 82 students aged 17-23 years.
- Shared bathrooms, lounges, kitchens and laundry.
- Self-catered — students cook meals in two shared kitchens. Weekly van trips to the supermarket.
- Wifi in house and cottages on prepaid data plan.
- Shared study rooms, music room, games room, BBQ area, vegetable garden, garage/workshop and sports areas.
- Located in a quiet residential area with generous outdoor space, a short walk from Massey University’s Manawatū Campus and all student facilities, down a well-lit stairway through native bush.
Rooms and furniture
All bedrooms in Fergusson Hall in Keiller House and 10-bedroom cottages are fully-furnished private single rooms, in a range of sizes. Each bedroom has a window that can be opened, and a secure lockable door.
Each room includes:
- a divan bed with drawers underneath (single or king single) and mattress
- desk, lamp and chair
- shelves, mirror and rubbish bin
- carpet and curtains
Items you should bring
Along with clothing and personal items, you should also bring:
- toiletries and toiletry bag
- your own bedding and towel (or you can order a pack containing these items prior to arrival)
- coat hangers
- laundry detergent
- 3M hooks/tape or white tac, if you wish to hang anything on your wall (no tape, nails, screws or blu tac allowed).
- plates and cutlery
- pots and pans
- cooking utensils such as wooden spoons, spatulas.
Fergusson Hall offers five different sized room options: Standard one, Standard two, Standard three, Premium and Super premium.
Bathrooms at Fergusson Hall are shared gender neutral. The 10-bedroom cottages at Fergusson Hall each have two bathrooms.
Fergusson Hall is self-catered. Students can store food in their fridges in their rooms and prepare their meals in the communal kitchens, which also has lockable storage for food, and cooking and eating utensils.
There are a range of supermarkets in Palmerston North, for students to purchase food from. The hall offers weekly van trips to the supermarket.
Communal spaces and shared facilities
Keiller House has several common areas that include two study and computer rooms, a large games room, music room, two lounges with TV, dining spaces, and two kitchens.
The common kitchens include gas hobs, ovens, toasters, microwaves, electric jugs and lockable cupboards and drawers for residents to store their food and equipment.
Fergusson Hall’s four cottages share a separate building with a large lounge, dining room, kitchen and study/computer room.
Fergusson Hall has extensive grounds with a sports field, sand volleyball court, basketball hoop and BBQ area. A garage/workshop is available to students for projects.
There is a shared laundry with six washing machines, which are free to use - students supply their own detergent. Dryers are coin-operated. Outdoor and covered washing lines are available.
Free internet is available on the computers in the two study rooms. For wifi in rooms and shared areas, prepaid data plans are available on a monthly or time basis. You will need to set up the service on arrival.
Fergusson Hall limits the amount of alcohol a resident is permitted to have at the Hall. Students are allowed to keep small quantities of alcohol in their bedrooms of less than 10% alcohol content.
You can drink in designated social areas provided the level of noise does not cause any disturbance to anyone else around you and you respect our social areas.
Alcohol must be consumed in its original container, i.e. not in water bottles or glasses (other than wine in wine glasses). No-one under the age of 18 years is permitted to consume alcohol at Fergusson Hall.
For more information see the Alcohol section:
Car parking and bike storage
Fergusson Hall has 50 parking spaces on-site in a well-lit area, and a separate visitors’ car park. Residents need to apply for a parking space Maps & parking for Manawatū campus in Palmerston North, which is $85 per semester.
Bike storage is available free in a lockable shed – keys are available from the office. Bikes are not permitted inside the house or cottages.
The pricing for Fergusson Hall is as follows.
|Room type||Week||Full year||Semester One||Semester Two|
Room rates include:
- laundry facilities
- electricity (although residents who use more than a reasonable amount of electricity will be charged extra).
Wifi is charged separately.
All students can pay by semester or full year. Domestic students are also able to pay on a weekly basis.
To secure your accommodation, you will need to pay a deposit by the date stated in your letter of offer. The deposit is $550 for a full year or one semester.
|Deposit break down||Full year or one semester|
|Bond (refundable when contract ends)||$350|
The activity fee contributes to hall events and activities throughout the academic year.
If you need to cancel, there is a cut off date in order to secure a refund of the bond and activity fee – the administration fee is non-refundable.
2021 occupancy dates
These are the contract dates for 2021.
|Term||Duration||Start date||End date|
|Full year||39 weeks||13 February 2021||13 November 2021|
|Semester one||19 weeks||13 February 2021||26 June 2021|
|Semester two||20 weeks||26 June 2021||13 November 2021|
Your accommodation contract term must reflect your study programme - if your programme of study is full year you must apply for full year accommodation.
For more information see the Fergusson Hall website Fergusson Hall website and download:
For an overview of Massey University's accommodation at Manawatū (Palmerston North) including a comparison of halls, pricing, catering, services and support see:
150 Atawhai Road, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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