• Cost
    $170-$230 per week
    per week
  • Furniture
    Fully furnished
    Fully furnished
  • Ideal for
    17-23 year olds
    year olds
  • Catering
  • Walking time
    10 minutes to campus centre
    10 minutes
    to 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.
  • Free unlimited Wifi in house and cottages.
  • 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 10 minute 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 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
  • wardrobe
  • drawers
  • desk, lamp and chair
  • shelves, mirror and rubbish bin
  • carpet and curtains
  • heater
  • bar fridge

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.

Room sizes

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 student to bathroom ratio is 5 people per toilet/shower.


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 have lockable storage for food, and communal freezer space.

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 room.

Fergusson Hall has extensive grounds with a sports field, sand volleyball court, basketball hoop and BBQ area.

There is a shared laundry with six washing machines, which are free to use - students supply their own detergent. Dryers are coin-operated ($2 per hour). Outdoor and covered washing lines are available.


Free unlimited internet is available hall wide.


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 register for a parking space Maps & parking for Manawatū campus in Palmerston North, which is $90 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.

2022 pricing

The pricing for Fergusson Hall is as follows.

Pricing for Fergusson Hall 2022.
Room type Week Full year Semester One Semester Two
Standard one $170 $6,630 $3,230 $3,400
Standard two $185 $7,215 $3,515 $3,700
Standard three $205 $7,995 $3,895 $4,100
Premium $215 $8,385 $4,085 $4,300
Super premium $230 $8,970 $4,370 $4,600

Room rates include:

  • laundry facilities
  • electricity (although residents who use more than a reasonable amount of electricity will be charged extra)
  • Unlimited wifi.

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 amounts for Fergusson Hall 2022.
Deposit break down Full year or one semester
Administration fee $100
Bond (refundable when contract ends) $350
Activity fee $100
Total $550

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.

2022 occupancy dates

These are the contract dates for 2022.

Fergusson Hall contract dates for 2022.
Term Start Date End Date Duration
Full year 19 February 2022 19 November 2022 40 Weeks
Semester 1 only 19 February 2022 2 July 2022 19 Weeks
Semester 2 only 2 July 2022 19 November 2022 20 Weeks

Your accommodation contract term must reflect your study programme - if your programme of study is full year you must apply for full year accommodation.

More information

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:

Manawatū accommodation overview

And, download:


150 Atawhai Road, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand

Contact the office

Fergusson Hall

Phone (Mobile preferred)

Head of Hall phone

After hours phone

+64 27 570 1415 (Mike & Shelly Butcher)


150 Atawhai Road
Palmerston North 4410

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