MSU To Offer Free Laundry in Dorms This Fall

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Students who live on campus in the residence halls at Michigan State University will enjoy a new amenity starting this summer — free, unlimited laundry in all on-campus residence halls.

The department of Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS), which oversees on-campus housing, is adding this complimentary service to the existing amenities and conveniences that come with on-campus living.

“Exploring ways to meet the needs of our students is always in the forefront of our minds,” said Collins. “REHS is committed to making things as easy, convenient and cost-effective for our student residents so that they can focus on what is most important, and that is persisting toward graduation from MSU.”

The free service will launch during summer 2013 and will be available in Snyder and Phillips halls, which are located in campus’ North Neighborhood and house students taking courses in the summer. Free laundry service will be expanded to all residence halls on campus in
fall 2013.

Annually, MSU students spend more than $1.3 million on laundry service in the residence halls. The average student does 18 loads of laundry per semester, which equals approximately $90 per year. In addition to direct student savings, this change will have a drastic impact on the operation of residence hall Service Centers that provide students with change for laundry, allowing for more time to be spent on other student services.

“We want our students to focus on what they came here to do and that is to successfully obtain a degree from MSU in a timely manner,” said Collins. “We want to make this journey about the learning, not about the laundry.”

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