Laundry tracker service coming to GW

Students no longer have to worry that their laundry will be dumped on the floor if they take more than five minutes to empty the washer or dryer.

The University’s new laundry tracking website will allow students to keep track of machines they are running and get texts from impatient hallmates who would otherwise unload the machine themselves or be forced to wait for machines to open up.

Director of Campus Support Services Nancy Haaga said all laundry rooms in residence halls that take GWorld will offer the laundry tracker, which will allow students to reserve machines online.

“These functions make it possible for students to have more control and will enhance the overall convenience of doing their laundry in the midst of their busy schedules,” Haaga said.

She added that being able to reserve a machine in advance will “ultimately save time and frustration by not hauling dirty laundry to a busy laundry room.”

The University will begin advertising the GW Laundry Tracker later this week, sending informational postcards to students’ mailboxes, adding posters to laundry rooms across campus and posting on the GWorld website. The system is run by a company called C-Bord, which is compatible with the University’s GWorld system.

The Student Association has considered creating a website to track laundry machines several times in the last few years, with former Sen. Cory Grever, U-At-Large, pushed the University to adopt a similar system, also used at American University, called LaundryView.

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