Each College House and Sansom Place is equipped with laundry facilities with electric washers and dryers in numbers proportionate to the number of residents in the community.

As an added amenity of living in a College House or Sansom Place, there is no charge to do laundry. Residents are asked to be respectful of each other by attending to their wash and removing it promptly when the load is completed. The laundry rooms are intended for the use of residents of the houses and Sansom Place only!

An additional feature of the Residential Laundry program is the Laundry Alert system. This web based program allows you to see what machines are available and in use! Sign in with penn6389 to view available washers and dryers. You can even have an email sent to you when machines become available. 

By checking the icon for your building, your laundry room and machines, you'll be able to see if the machines are available and if your wash is done

The College House Laundry Room Policies state the following:

  • Laundry rooms are for resident use only.
  • Non-residents found using House laundry rooms could be fined up to $250 or be banned from the House for the duration of the academic year.
  • Residents should monitor their laundry’s progress either in person or online.
  • Residents should remove all clothing from washers and dryers as soon as they are finished.
  • Clothing left in machines may be removed by residents or staff. The House is not responsible for these items. Clothing left for an unreasonable length of time may be confiscated by the House and donated to charity.

The machines are rated “energy star” which means they are energy efficient; they will perform best if you do not overload them with too many items. Likewise, it is a waste of water, energy and detergent to wash only a few items rather than a full load.

The University currently holds a contract with Equipment Marketers for providing and maintaining laundry machines in campus residences.

Need Washer/Dryer Repair?

Report any machine problems to your Information Center. The following information will help us resolve problems quickly and prevent further inconvenience:

  • Residence Name
  • Laundry Room Floor
  • Machine Number
  • Description of the Problem