Auxiliary Services

Auxiliary Services manages a wide range of units and services. Connecting the campus community to third party resources and services is our responsibility.  We encourage you to check out the many different aspects of the Auxiliary Services.

Laundry Services

All residential laundry rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art, commercial-grade, energy-saving, front-loading Speed Queen washers and dryers.  Their energy-efficient profile is consistent with the University’s support of ‘green” sustainability initiatives. Speed Queen machines have larger door openings, making loading and unloading easier for students.  The washers are rated at 18-lb capacity, and will thoroughly clean any amount of clothing that can fit in the tub.  Speed Queen produces the only front-loading washer still manufactured in America.

  • Washer load $1.75
  • Dryer load $1.75
  • All laundry rooms are equipped with a card-reader to allow laundry payment from the students’ FLEX account.
  • Payment is also accepted in all laundry rooms via coins (quarters only).
  • The laundry rooms are kept clean, well-lit, and safe.
  • Most rooms are equipped with folding tables, as well as work-tables and chairs, where space allows.
  • All single units, as well as the bottom unit of the stack-dryers, are ADA-compliant.


In Spring 2024, a new app called SpeedQueen will be implemented allowing students to pay for laundry, check on availability of laundry machines, and to request notification when their laundry is done. With this optional system, students can login from any browser, or download a smartphone app, to verify that a machine is available before lugging their laundry basket down to the laundry room. Check out SpeedQueen features on Android or iOS.

Tips for Laundry Success

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For washing success:

  • The washers require HE (high efficiency) detergent and only 1/4 cup or less.
  • The new liquid pods are fine to use but they need to go in the door – not the drawer
  • Please do not use solid soap tablets or Purex 3-in-1 sheets.
  • No bleach at all should be used due to the Newark water.
  • Please leave the washer door open after use.
  • Empty the dryer lint filter every time.
  • Read your clothing labels for the best way to wash each item of clothing. If it says DRY CLEAN ONLY, don’t put it in the washer or dryer.
  • Empty your pockets! Items left in your pockets can damage the machines and ruin your clothing.
  • The washer door will lock about 30 seconds after the cycle starts and will not unlock until about 30 seconds after the cycle completes.
  • Front Load Washers are large capacity and can wash up to a double-sized comforter. (By itself – not with other items.)

For drying success:

  • 1 wash load = 1 dry load. An overloaded dryer won’t dry your clothes in one cycle.
  • If the dryer setting is too hot, you can shrink your clothes, especially jeans and 100% cotton items.
  • Please empty the dryer lint filter every time.