Two serious incidents in Palmerston North have stunned Massey University students.
A 21-year-old student has been charged with murder in relation to the death of 20-year-old Virginia Ford on Friday.
As well, police were alerted on Saturday morning to a sexual attack on an 18-year-old woman in George Street.
Massey University Students Association President Linsey Higgins says students are still coming to grip with the incidents.
"I believe the students on this campus are quite shocked, a little bit stunned that something like this can happen to students in our community."