Campus shop provides laundry service for students

Pam Richter – Class of 2011
May 27, 2010

Part of going away to college is having the full college experience – laundry and all. But for students at Elon College in the late 1970s and early 1980s, this often-dreaded task of laundry was made a little easier.

According to the 1975-1976 Elon Student Handbook, this was the first year the school offered a linen service for students. The service was offered through the Campus Shop, which was located in the Long Building. The last academic year the service was offered was in 1984-1985. Section 29 of the 1984-1985 Student Handbook stated: “Linen service – A commercial laundry organization makes linen and towel service available to students through the Campus Shop.”

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