Residence Halls Laundry Facilities
Each residence hall has laundry facilities. Laundry facilities are operated under a subcontract with Automated Industries, Inc. New machines, using a new laundry card system, were installed for the Fall 2018 semester. This state of the art system is easier to operate and more reliable than the previous system. The new Speed Queen front loader washers have been redesigned to be more energy efficiency; they use less water, less electricity, require less soap and reduce dry times by extracting more water during the spin cycle.
The machines are card operated only; coins and personal debit and credit cards are not accepted. Resident students receive, at no additional cost, one laundry card by Auxiliary Service Corporation at the beginning of each semester. The card has a $45 balance and can be used throughout the Fall and Spring semesters, as long as the student remains a resident. Additional funds can be added to the card using the machine available on the first floor of Orchard Hall. If needed, additional cards can be purchased from ASC, located in Laffin Hall Room 125. ASC staff are available at POPs at the start of each semester to distributed laundry cards. Students can also obtain their laundry card by presenting themselves, along with their campus ID, to ASC at Laffin Hall 125. Students are encouraged to pick up a new, pre-loaded laundry card at the start of each semester regardless of whether the previous semester's card has been fully depleted. Failure to pick up laundry cards by October 1 of the Fall semester and March 1 of the Spring semester may result in forfeiture of the card for that semester.
The initial $45 laundry card provided by ASC is included in the residence hall room charge and, therefore, provide at no additional cost. Students are responsible to safeguard this card against loss or theft. If an additional card is required, the student is responsible for the cost.
Automatic Laundry Alert
We know that your time is very valuable and managing college life can be difficult. Laundry Alert allows you to check the status of the machines in the laundry room and receive a text or email when a machine is finished.
Optimize your Laundry Experience and Save Energy
In order to get the most out of the laundry machines, please follow these simple tips! Follow these tips and you’ll get the most out of the machines and conserve more energy.
- Only wash full loads and DO NOT overload the machines. The washers work best when you have a full load of clothing. A full load is clothes loosely packed into the washer so you can easily close the door. If you have to use force to close the door, you have too much in the washer and your clothes will not wash properly.
- Use only ¼ cup or less of High Efficiency Laundry Detergent. DO NOT use powder. If you don’t see a washer full of suds, it does not mean the machine isn't washing.
- Remember to use 1 dryer for each washer you use. The dryers may seem large enough to put 2 wash loads into 1 dryer, but remember your clothes need to tumble to dry. They will take much longer to dry so you’re not saving any money or time.
- Be courteous to your fellow students and clean the lint filter after you use the dryer. Simply run your hand along the screen and dispose of the lint in the nearest trash can.
Laundry Machine Service:
Occasionally a machine will malfunction and need repair. Automatic Industries representatives are fully available to rectify any issue you report.