On-campus students wash and dry for free


Business Services decided to eliminate the $1.75 cost for laundry services after student complaints about affordability. Photo: Cullen Granzen / Berkeley Beacon

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter

Students no longer pay for each load of laundry after the college decided to eliminate the cost.

Business Services Director Karen Dickinson said students who live in residence halls can swipe their student ID on the card reader in the laundry room at no charge. When students go to either the washing machine or dryer, Dickinson said it will still look like there is money credited to their account, but this is just to track usage and how successful the program is.

“It’s something students asked for and we were able to do,” she said. “[Paying for laundry] doesn’t come out of ECCash or Board Bucks and they don’t need quarters.”

Previously, a single load in either a washing machine or dryer cost $1.75. If a student wanted to wash and dry their clothes it would add up to $3.50.