Laundry in University Housing

Update! Included Laundry to Begin Spring 2016

Have you heard our exciting laundry update? Beginning in spring 2016, all University Housing laundry machines will run at no additional cost to residents. Read more.

Report a Laundry Issue

To report a problem or request a refund, please use our online laundry form (Ashton Woods and Orchard Downs residents, please visit the Family & Graduate Housing office at 1841 Orchard Place for refunds). Please note the machine number before reporting a problem. Refunds requested from the residence halls and Goodwin-Green will be credited back to you as Extra Credits on your i-card.

Laundry Alert: View Laundry Status & Get Notifications  

Want to see which washers or dryers are available? Need to check on the status of your laundry? Want laundry notifications sent directly to you? Check out the University of Illinois Laundry Alert page! Bookmark it for all of your future laundry days.

Detergent Recommendations

University Housing's laundry rooms have energy-efficient washers and dryers. The machines use 12.8 gallons of water per cycle, compared to the previous 31 gallons. High efficiency detergent (look for labels marked with "HE") is recommended for our laundry machines. Many major brands of laundry detergent are now designed to be used in high efficiency machines. You can find them at grocery or retail stores, or in the Student Dining and Residential Programs building at 57 North. If you already purchased regular detergent, please see the decal on the machine for the correct amount to use—it will be much less than a regular load. Laundry "pods" are not recommended for these machines.


Laundry prices are $1.25 for washers, $1 for dryers. Instructions on how to use the machines and helpful tips are available in your laundry room. You can use coins at any location, and some locations also accept Extra Credits (by swiping your i-card).


Residence Halls

Laundry locations vary, but all residence hall laundry facilities are close and convenient. Laundry rooms have wireless access, so you can bring your laptop, too!

Orchard Downs Apartments

Two laundry facilities with change machines are conveniently located within the community. The North Laundry is located near apartment buildings 1902, 1904, and 1906. The South Laundry is located near apartment buildings 2030, 2032, and 2034. Residents will receive a laundry key when checking in to Family & Graduate Housing. One extra laundry key can be given to households with two or more adults.

Goodwin-Green Apartments

Laundry facilities are located in 1107 W. Green and in 300 S. Goodwin basement areas. These machines are coin-operated or residents may use Extra Credits with their i-card for vending. Change machines are located in both laundry facilities.

Ashton Woods Apartments

Washers and dryers are available in the lower level of each building for resident use. A change machine is located in the Ashton Woods building 2311 laundry room.