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Dryers in the Longden basement.

Not only is doing your laundry a great way to procrastinate, but it keeps your clothes clean. Typically, the laundry machines on campus cost 75 cents per load, or $1.50 for a wash and dry cycle. Detergent is available in the C-Store. Wash cycles take 26 minutes and dry cycles take 1 hour.

Ask your parents for a ton of quarters. It's a relatively cheap, but useful gift. $10 in quarters is worth $10, but it's priceless when the change machine is broken.

[edit] General tips

For some students, this will be the first time they have had to deal with handling all their laundry in a shared/pay environment. A few things to note:

  • If you have one of those collapsible mesh/wire laundry baskets everyone seems to have, you can expect to use 3 washers and 2 or 3 dryers for one basket-full. Note that 3 dryers is recommended if you want your clothing reasonably dry, especially in the more humid times of the year. In the winter you may get away with 2.
  • Most students appear do laundry on Sundays, so plan accordingly.
  • The delicate cycle on the dryers generally won't dry your clothes in one 60 minute interval. The regular cycle will beat them up. The choice is yours.
  • Clean the lint filter first. You want to get your money's worth, don't you? Also, don't steal the lint filter. That's just lame.
  • Don't worry about mixing whites and light colors. It really doesn't matter that much. Just set the washer to "colors" and you're safe.
  • Fold your clothes while they're hot to avoid ironing.
  • Don't leave your clothes sitting in the dryers all day when you forget about your laundry, or at the very least don't be pissed off when someone removes them for you.

[edit] Residence halls with laundry facilities

Be sure to clean the lint filter.
  • Post (don't use the second dryer from the left, it doesn't dry)
  • Williston
  • Sherwin-Neifert
  • Conger-Neal
  • International House Has 1 washer, 1 dryer - these require money, despite popular belief
  • Hamblin has 3 washers and 3 dryers
  • Exec has 2 washers and 2 dryers
  • Longden has 3 washers and 4 dryers (the dryers on the left side work much better)
  • Seymour Hall has 4 washers and 4 dryers (2 on second floor, 2 on third floor)
  • The Townhouses have 4 washers and 4 dryers in a common room accessible through the archway.
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