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Laundry rooms, equipped with washing and drying machines that accept both Crimson Cash and coins, are located in the basements of 3 Mellen Street, 5 Mellen St, Dane Hall, Shaw Hall, and Hastings Hall, and the first floor of 1637 Massachusetts Avenue and North Hall. You can view the current status of the machines (available, in use, out of order) via the web by clicking on the following links: 3 Mellen St, 1637 Mass Ave, 5 Mellen St, Dane, Shaw, Hastings, and North.  You will need to bring your own iron and ironing board.

There are a number of dry cleaners in Harvard Square and along Massachusetts Avenue. The closest dry cleaner to HLS is Rite-Way Dry Cleaners at 4 Hudson Street, a few blocks north of the HLS campus up Mass Ave on the left. For wash-dry-fold laundry plans, Harvard Student Agencies have drop off and pickup locations both on and off campus. Their HLS offering is link accessible only.

Please have courtesy for your fellow residents when using the laundry rooms and adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Do not bleach or dye clothes in the washing machines.
  • Promptly remove clothes from washers and dryers, so that other residents may use the machines.
  • While we discourage anyone from removing someone else’s laundry, if it must be done, do so with care and consideration.
  • Consult the energy efficiency guides listed on the machines when considering which options to select for washing and drying.