Laundry services at Washington & Lee
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I arrive early to school?
Laundry Service follows the undergrad academic calendar. The first pick up will be the Monday of the first full week of classes. If you arrive early and have clothes to be laundered before service has begun, simply drop it off at either of our locations.
What if I decide to enroll in Laundry Service after service has begun?
We are happy to sign you up at any point in the school year. Please call our office at 540-464-6900 for prorated prices.
What if I miss the Monday morning pick up?
Late bags may be dropped off at either of our store locations no later than Tuesday afternoon at 5:30. Bags dropped off later than Tuesday will not be processed until the following week.
Why were some of my clothes separated out of my wash, dry, and fold?
During the check in process, our laundry technicians may find a garment that has specific cleaning instructions from the manufacturer. In an effort to provide the highest quality service and to protect your clothing, we separate these garments and process them according to the manufacturer’s instructions on the tag. Click here to view our incidental price list.
Can I opt out of the dry cleaning portion of the Laundry Service?
Please contact our office or click here to obtain a release of liability form to opt out of the dry cleaning portion of the service. If you opt out, any items that are not machine washable and dryer compatible will be separated out and returned to you without being processed.
What do I do if I have a question about my bundle?
Please call our Nelson Street office at 540-464-6900 with any questions or concerns. *Please note, dry cleaning and pressed items may be returned on a separate delivery truck from your laundry bundle.*
What safety precautions are taken to ensure that my clothing is sanitized and free from germs?
COVID19-Cleaning and Sanitation
We have taken numerous precautions, companywide, to further protect our employees and customers due to COVID-19. As it relates to sanitation and disinfection of customer clothing, we use a process called Chemo-Thermal Disinfection, which is a certified cleaning method that encompasses a combination of time, temperature, disinfectant, and detergent. This process meets the requirements necessary to kill both category A (bacteria and fungi) and B (viruses) agents. Our employees wear PPE while handling customer laundry to mitigate exposure to harmful agents. We take sanitation and safety very seriously to protect all parties involved throughout our cleaning process.
Is there a Cancellation Policy?
Should you require to cancel your laundry service subscription at any point during the academic year, please see our cancellation guidelines:
- Any request to cancel a laundry service subscription must be received in writing
- Any cancellation request received before September 5th, 2022 will receive a full refund
- Any cancellation request received between September 6th-October 14th, 2022 will receive a prorated refund for the remainder of the academic year minus a $69 operations cancellation fee
- Any cancellation request received between October 15th-January 6th, 2023 will receive a second semester only refund minus a $69 operations cancellation fee
- Any cancellation request received between January 7th- March 3rd, 2023 will receive a second semester prorated refund minus a $69 operations cancellation fee
- No refunds will be issued after March 3rd, 2023