Laundry Instructions


Your state-of-the-art electronic laundry room is quick and easy.

Maytag Commercial Neptune high-efficiency washers require substantially less water, soap, and energy than conventional washers. With no agitator, they hold substantially more laundry, including big and bulky items like bedspreads, blankets and throw rugs. High-speed extraction up to 1,000 rpm and 300 g's saves energy and reduces drying time to help dryers keep better pace with washers.


Maytag Commercial Neptune super-capacity single-load dryers perform in sync with the larger-capacity washers to reduce waiting times between washing and drying. With a large drum and a powerful 220-cubic-foot-per-minute diagonal airflow, laundry billows open to dry quickly and efficiently for excellent results.

How It Works

To operate the machine please place your items in the machine, select the cycle, swipe your card, once approved press start.

Washing machines and dryers are located in all residence halls and at the student apartments. The washing machines and dryers cost $1.00 per load. Laundry machines require a major credit card (Visa and MasterCard) to authorize payment. An $8.00 hold is automatically charged to the student’s credit card and is refunded shortly thereafter. Students must provide their own irons and ironing boards. There are also several laundries and dry cleaners within walking distance of the College, including one at the CUC Connection in Honnold Library.

Keypad for Machine Activation

What if I want to use coins?
We do not have any machines on campus that use coins, it is card only.

The machine is broken- what do I do?
Please submit a work order reporting the machine number and describe the problem. Story House will contact the company with your information provided. Typical lead times for technicians to fix the machine are 1-3 business days and based off of the severity of the problem.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I want to use coins?
You may visit one of the other residence hall laundry rooms on campus. Currently only North Quad has the ClaremontCash laundry machines.

I swiped my card but nothing is happening.
One of two things may be happening:

You may be out of ClaremontCash. In which case you will need to go to either the Emett Student Store or The ClaremontCard Center to add money to your card.

There is a problem with your card. You will need to visit the ClaremontCard Center so they may troubleshoot the problem and/or see if a replacement card is needed.

The machine is broken — what do I do?
Contact Facilites and Campus Services at Story House and notify them of the problem. Make sure you indicate the machine number when you report it.