MU student center opens dry cleaning service

Thursday, September 30, 2010 | 6:45 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA – Tiger Cleaners is bringing its laundry service to MU.

Mizzou Dry Cleaners, Tiger Cleaners' campus branch for dry cleaning and laundry service, opened about a week ago in the new MU student center. The drop-off site is at the customer service desk in the MU Bookstore.

Open to students, faculty and staff, Mizzou Dry Cleaners accepts clothing such as formal dresses and lab coats, as well as household items such as bedding and curtains. Wash and fold laundry services are available at $1.35 per pound with a 10 pound minimum. Laundry plans are also available - a weekly plan costs $264 for the semester and a biweekly plan is available for $176.

Patrons can simply drop off their items at the customer service desk and receive a ticket and a return date, similar to a regular dry cleaning service. The clothes are then picked up by Tiger Cleaners and returned to the campus location when ready.

Student charge is an accepted form of payment. The service will hold the same hours as the bookstore.

Michelle Froese, public relations manager for Student and Auxiliary Services at MU, said it doesn’t cost the university anything to host the location. She sees the service as a benefit for the campus community.

“We have been told that other campuses have similar drop-off services, so we thought it would be convenient for students, especially those who don’t have transportation,” Froese said.

She said she expects a more formal opening and more advertising once the entire new student center is open. Froese predicted a collective launch of all the new services available to the campus.

Froese said this doesn’t mean students shouldn’t start taking advantage of the service now.

“I think it would have been great to have this when I was in college,” she said.

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