Laundry FAQs

How Much Does Laundry Cost?

Washing machines and dryers are located within each apartment in Ackell Residence Center, Broad & Belvidere Apartments, Cary & Belvidere Apartments, Grace & Broad Residence Center, West Grace North Student Housing, and West Grace South Student Housing.

All other residence halls have laundry rooms within each building for residents to utilize for their laundry needs, at no cost to themEach laundry machine is operated with a swipe of the VCUCard, which Residential Life & Housing loads with money at the beginning of each semester, and is reloaded as it is depleted. 

Who do I notify to have laundry money refilled on my VCUCard?

You can fill out this form to request a refill of your laundry money. You can check the amount of laundry money you have left by logging in at and clicking on RamsLaundry in the left menu. 

How Can I Reserve A Washing Machine Or Dryer In A 9 Month Hall Laundry Room?
  • Go to and sign in using your VCU eID and password.
  • Click on “Rams Laundry” in the left menu.
  • Click on “Room Status” in the left menu to view the status of the laundry machines on campus.
  • Click on the laundry room you want to see. (Tip: clicking “Favorite” beside your laundry room will redirect you to that laundry room when you return in the future).
  • Scroll to the bottom to see the laundry machines in the laundry room you chose.
  • Click “Hold” to hold a laundry machine for five minutes.
  • You can choose to have an alert sent to you via email or text when your laundry is complete, or choose not to be notified.
  • Click "Hold" again to confirm your hold. You will receive an email to confirm your laundry machine hold.
What If I’ve Never Done Laundry Before?

You wouldn’t be the first college student to come to school not knowing the difference between laundry detergent and fabric softener. Check out Laundry Tips on how to use the front-load washing machines and dryers in the residence halls.