Vanderbilt University has a Garment Care Program for students, staff and faculty. The program includes Bundled Service (wash/dry/fold/package) and a Campus Cleaners (dry cleaned or laundered & pressed, returned on hangers).
This service is for all machine washable clothes--sheets, towels, underclothes, shirts, pants, etc. Items are washed, dried, folded and packaged. Students choose Annual or Semester Bundled Plans of 10, 20 or 30 lbs per week.
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It is easy and convenient. I never worried about finding time to do laundry. -Cristian
Start with the 20 lb Plan, it's the most popular. The average weekly weight is 15-20 lbs. If you're an athlete or simply wear more clothes than average the 30 lb plan is for you. If you take the majority of your wardrobe to the cleaners, the 10 lb plan is perfect for linens, underwear, t-shirts, etc. If you skip a week completely, you get twice your weekly amount the next time you use service. The unused lbs from an order don't roll over. If you need more than your plan allows you can change any time or we'll simply charge $1.50 per pound if you need more in a week. Bags are weighed when dry and lightest.
At home these clothes would go to the local cleaners. At college the Garment Care Program insures students don't have to leave campus. With or without Bundled Service, the Campus Cleaners is for everything you want returned on hangers. College is a difficult place to hang dry anything, so you'll simply wear these items a little more between sending them to the Campus Cleaners. Each month we total up the dry-cleaned or laundered clothes and then charge by the item. Just like the local dry cleaners, charges only occur when service is used.
This is where we shine. Students receive two nylon (bacterial resistant) bags: one LARGE bag for Bundled Service and one SMALLER bag for the Campus Cleaners. Everybody's clothes are washed and dried separately then hand-packaged before they are returned. Each bag (and order) is bar-coded and tracked through every step of our care process. You can go online and see it every step of the way.
You will pick them up at move-in or from the truck when service starts.
As you learn your way around, you'll see attendants outside the residence halls. They're in laundry service trucks stationed throughout campus Monday through Friday from 11:00a to 4:30p. They're waiting to take dirty clothes or return clean ones to you. You can use whatever truck you wish, but a couple days each week it will be closest to your residence hall. The exact times and truck locations are posted online so once you know your dorm you can check it out. You may live in a residence where lobby service is available or is the only option. If so, there's a spot you can drop-off and pick-up orders in your residence.
Like your meal plan or class registration, you pay for your Bundled Plan at the beginning during registration. Your use of the Campus Cleaners and any of your extra bundled service is totaled monthly and charged to the credit card provided when registering. A Usage Summary Statement is emailed to both students and parents each month.
Treat the preload like a gift certificate that you can purchase at a discount. Preloads are perfect for the student or faculty member that plans to take advantage of the black Campus Cleaners bag. The $100 credit can be purchased for $95, saving you $5. The larger the preload, the more you save. $250 Preloads only cost $230, and save $50 with $500 preloads at $450. More good news, Preload balances can be used for bundled overages and stay with you for four years or when you graduate. Like other gift cards, Preloads are non-refundable, but can be gifted between students at the consent of the giving party.