Resident laundry facilities

BASC is proud to provide high efficiency front-loading washers and dryers. The washers require less water, hold larger loads, and save energy in reduced water heating. They also extract more water from your clothes, shortening drying time and saving even more energy.

The use of resident laundry facilities is included in the student residential housing fee.

Report a service issue

  • Contact your RA or RD for laundry machine problems or service.
  • Place a service request using the CSC ServiceWorks Service Request app. Learn more.

Laundry tips

  • You only need a small amount of detergent. A tablespoon of regular detergent, or the size of a coffee creamer is about how much detergent you'll need to use. If using high efficiency detergent, use the amount indicated on the bottle.
  • More soap isn't better! The more soap you use, the more suds it creates. The machine can shut off to protect the pump, and all that extra soap is left stuck in the fibers of your clothes. You'll walk around feeling grimy, even though you just put on clean clothes.
  • Don't overload the machines. Your clothes won't wash properly, and it will take much longer to dry. Sometimes it causes the door to pop open. Occasionally the load is just too heavy for the machine and it shuts down.
  • Don't under load the machines (example: pair of jeans or sneakers). The machine can become unbalanced and error out. Your clothes won't dry as well either. When you have just a few things to dry, add a few dry towels to the load and it will dry quickly and efficiently.
  • Check your pockets before putting items into the washer. Not only can an exploding pen ruin your clothes, but small parts can fall into the machine and cause it to break.
  • Once the door is locked it cannot be opened. If you try to open it once it has locked, the machine will error out.
  • Please clean the lint trap on the dryers before and after every load. Like a car's air filter, the machine runs better when it's clean.