Effective May 15, 2015, the central laundry service will no longer be available. Free self-service laundry facilities are located throughout the campus for students. Learn more.
Use these frequently asked questions to learn more about our laundry services.
How and when do I get my laundry number?
Your laundry number will be sent to you in July.
Do I need to number all my clothes?
The short answer is, "You only need to number the items you want back." You will receive a custom-designed laundry bag at orientation and you will write your laundry number on it. We identify and track your clothes based on the number on the bag. This is why it is important to use your own laundry bag and not your roommate's. There are times we need to identify your clothing individually to get it sorted properly. If there is no number on the item, we are greatly hampered in our efforts to get your clothes back to you.
Where should I put the laundry number?
Anywhere on the garment is fine-on a care label, shirttail, inside the waistband, inside the collar, bottom of a sock, etc. A black or gray Sharpie works well.
What kind of laundry bag should I use?
We are providing you with a laundry bag at Orientation as part of a new green initiative. Your clothes will come back to you folded inside your laundry bag.
Do I have to sort my clothes?
No, we separate the whites from the colors and wash the whites in warm water and the colors in cold.
What kind of detergent is used?
We use modern ecologically sensitive detergents in our washing process. We do not use chlorine bleach; we use environmentally safe Oxygen bleach. To avoid allergic reactions, none of our products have perfumes or softeners.
What services are included?
The following services are available at no charge to students:
What about "special care" items?
Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to handle special care items that require hand washing or specific drying instructions. It is your responsibility to make sure the items you submit for laundering can be washed and dried.
What other services are available?
We also offer dry cleaning and alteration services at reasonable prices. Please stop by the front counter for more information.