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Washlava logoWashlava-operated laundries are located in every residential community. In communities with multiple buildings such as Lower Quad and Upper Quad, the laundry room may be in a neighboring building.

High-Efficiency Machines

The Energy Star® rated, high-efficiency machines installed on campus clean effectively, help save time and are gentle on clothes and the environment. High-efficiency, front loading machines hold more clothes and use less water than conventional laundry equipment, saving time and energy. For best results, use only two tablespoons of concentrated HE detergent which is specially formulated for high-efficiency machines. HE detergent pods may be used as well – no more than two pods per wash.

Machine Color Indicators

Machine is available.
The machine has been reserved.
The machine is in use.


Students are expected to help keep the laundry rooms clean and report any malfunctioning machines using the Washlava 4thID app.

Machines in student laundromats are managed via your smartphone through an app called Washlava 4thID. This app allows you to:

  • Start a new wash or dry cycle.
  • Reserve a machine.
  • Report an issue with any machine.

Using the App

  1. Download the app for iPhone or
  2. Download the app for Android
  3. Create an account using your University email address.
  4. Browse to find the desired laundry location.
  5. Take the desired action (start a cycle, reserve a machine, report a maintenance issue).

Washing Machines

  1. Place clothes in washer. Do not overload the machine.
  2. The washing machine should be no more than two-thirds full.
  3. Add detergent or detergent pods (no more than two pods).
  4. Pods go directly into the washer with the clothes.
  5. Close door — machine will not operate with door open.
  6. Take note of the number on the light on the machine.
  7. Activate the washer using the Washlava 4thID app.
  8. Press “Start” via the app.
  9. Washer will now wash, rinse, spin dry and shut off automatically.
  10. There is no charge for using the washers.


  1. Do not dry wool, rubber or plastics.
  2. Clean lint screen for faster drying time.
  3. Place clothes in dryer. Do not overload the machine. One washer load equals one dryer load. This will allow clothes to tumble freely.
  4. Take note of the number on the light on the machine.
  5. Press “Start” via the Washlava 4thID app.
  6. There is no charge for using the dryers.
Laundry Room

Residence Halls

  • Carmichael Community: 1st Floor
  • Cobb Community: Cobb Basement
  • Connor Community: Connor-Winston Pavilion 1st Floor, Joyner Basement
  • Craige Community: Craige Basement
  • Ehringhaus Community: Ehringhaus Basement
  • Hinton James: Hinton James 1st Floor
  • Kenan Community: Kenan Basement, Spencer Basement, Alderman Basement, McIver Basement
  • Lower Quad Community: Stacy Basement
  • Manning East Community: Koury Basement, Horton Basement
  • Manning West Community: Hardin 1st Floor, Craige North Basement
  • Morrison Community: Morrison 1st Floor
  • Parker Community: Avery Basement, Parker Basement
  • Upper Quad Community: Manly Basement, Old West 1st Floor.

Laundry Room Locations – Apartments

  • Ram Village Apartments: Ram Village 1 (Basement) & Ram Village 5 (1st Floor)
  • Baity Hill Apartments: 2nd Floor All Buildings