Laundry in University Housing

No Quarters Needed - Cost of Laundry Is Included

The cost of laundry is included as part of your room and board or rent. There is no charge for residence hall or apartment residents to use the laundry machines in University Housing.  

Download the Illinois App to:

·         Check for machine availability in your hall

·         Check the time remaining on your current load(s) of laundry

·         Report an issue with laundry machines in your hall


Detergent Recommendations

University Housing's laundry rooms have energy-efficient washers and dryers. High efficiency detergent (look for labels marked with "HE") is required 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.

Laundry Tips

Visit and learn about laundry. Here's some things you'll find:

  • Easy Ways to “Green Your Laundry Routine” This animated video offers advice on easy, yet meaningful ways to reduce the negative environmental impact of doing laundry. 
  • Laundry Training Video This comprehensive video produced by students, for students provides step-by-step laundry instructions. 
  • Stain Removal Guide Learn about the most effective pre-treatment practices and the best laundry cycle choices for eliminating various stains. 
  • Clothing Symbol Guide Decodes the symbols on clothing care labels, so you can learn the language of laundry. 
  • Laundry Machine Anatomy Commercial machines can be intimidating for first-time users. This online guide offers operational equipment instructions and offers helpful tips that can make the chore of laundry just a little easier. 
  • Laundry Advice from a Pro You will learn and laugh at this helpful and thorough animated video narrated by our very own Clothing Doctor, Steve Boorstein! The video outlines proper garment care and stain removal advice.


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 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. 

Ashton Woods Apartments

Washers and dryers are available in the lower level of each building for resident use.