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Laundry Services

Life, not laundry! Students have two options for laundry services.

Laundry Facilities

Each residence hall offers a laundry room with high-efficiency washers and dryers. Nittany Apartments and Nittany Hall have a laundry room in Nittany Community Center.

Laundry machines only accept LionCash for payment (no coins).

The University partners with the Caldwell and Gregory company to manage laundry machines. They can be contacted if a machine needs to be serviced at 800-927-9274 or [email protected].

Laundry Costs




East, Pollock, North
Nittany Hall & Apartments
South (except Atherton Hall)

$1.50/wash cycle
$1.50/dry cycle

South - Atherton Hall

$3.00/wash & dry cycle

Eastview Terrace
White Course Apartments

cost included in room rate

Speed Queen App

Laundry App

Download the Speed Queen app to check the availability of machines, remaining cycle time, and receive notifications.

Students will need to create an account and then add the appropriate location pin number (University Park: PSU001). 

Tide Cleaners

Tide Wash & Fold Laundry Program

Penn State is proud to provide the laundry services of Tide Cleaners. Tide Cleaners is designed to give you more time to do valuable things while in college.

Students can subscribe to different plan options, depending upon individual laundry needs. Tide Lockers are located in each commons buildings, and students simply drop dirty clothes off and pick up clean laundry. The My Laundry App allows students to manage their account and receive alerts about their laundry status.

Additional information about the service is available at

Questions? Contact the Guest Care Team at 888-590-9274.

The Tide University Laundry relationship benefits students and the University. The University receives financial support from its relationship with Tide University Laundry. Annual financial support from Tide University Laundry helps to support operating expenses for Housing and Food Services. Please direct questions about the University's relationship with Tide University Laundry to the Housing and Food Service Purchasing Office.