Each College House and Sansom Place is equipped with laundry facilities with electric washers and dryers in number 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. Residents should monitor their laundry’s progress either in person, online or via text via our Wash 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 have an email or text sent to you when machines become available. When possible, residents should limit their use of the laundry room by washing full loads of clothing. We recommend folding clothes in your room rather than in the laundry room.
Please be aware that there are limitations as to how many residents can be in the laundry rooms at the same time. Please adhere to the these guidelines and maintain physical distancing as outlined. Each laundry room will be supplied with a wipe station. Residents are encouraged to use the wipes to disinfect machines before using or to use the wipes to avoid touching the machine door handles and buttons. As always, please be sure to wear your face covering at all times while outside of your room. Residents are able to use any of the laundry rooms in their specific residential building.
Face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and physical distancing. Cloth face coverings should be washed before initial use, and after each use. It is important to always remove face coverings correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used face covering. Include your face coverings with your regular laundry. Use regular detergent and the warmest appropriate water setting. Use the highest heat setting and leave in the dryer until completely dry.
You can find a video with some laundry tips on our Instagram