Additional Services

Additional Services & Amenities 

Recycling

Find out where and what you can recycle on our recycling page.

Computer Labs

Computer labs are operated by University Housing and are open 24 hours a day. Our fast computers, software library, and high-resolution laser printers can be important resources for our residents.

Orchard Downs residents may access the computer lab located at 2030A with their laundry key. Goodwin-Green residents will find their computer lab in 300 Goodwin, apartment 116, next to the office in room 100. Residents with a University login are eligible to use the computer labs. Residents are responsible for the supervision of their children in computer labs.

Internet Access

Due to the unique locations of Orchard Downs and Ashton Woods, Housing subsidizes broadband Internet from Comcast for Orchard Downs and Ashton Woods residents. Goodwin-Green apartment are on the same network as the residence halls. Our technology section explains everything you need to know about Internet access in your apartment. 

Outdoor Grills

We recognize that many families enjoy grilling outdoors. Remember that your lease prohibits open fires from a hibachi, grill, or other appliance, in any balcony, stairwell, or entryway of any building. Family & Graduate Housing provides grills for your use. At Ashton Woods, some of the courtyards are equipped with a picnic area and grill for your outdoor enjoyment. Grills at Orchard Downs are located by the Community Center, by the playground at Hazelwood Court, near the Family & Graduate Housing office, and behind apartment 2006 near the playground.

If you do use your own grill on the lawns, keep a reasonable distance from the buildings so that the smoke does not disturb your neighbors. Family & Graduate Housing also provides trash containers for coal and ash disposals that are marked specifically “charcoal.” Coals should never be deposited in the garbage dumpsters. Please use care when barbecuing. Never place a grill next to a building or leave it unattended.

Car Wash

At Orchard Downs, University Housing has installed two waterspouts on the back of the South Laundry. Residents can park at the back of the building and access water to wash their cars.

Ice Machines

Ice machines are located at the North Laundry in Orchard Downs, and are free for all residents to use.

Picnic Area/Recreation

At Orchard Downs, there are numerous picnic areas throughout the community. Please help maintain these areas by disposing of trash in appropriate trash receptacles. Playground facilities are scattered throughout Orchard Downs. Residents are encouraged to use these for fun and safe spaces to play. Young children must always be accompanied and supervised by an adult. For residents who enjoy playing basketball, courts are located near each of the buildings.

Vending Machines

Vending machines are located in the Orchard South laundry. Residents are welcome to use these machines while doing their laundry.

Storage

Goodwin-Green residents may request a storage locker, which is located in the basement level of Goodwin-Green. Complete a storage locker request.

Orchard Downs - Items to Borrow

Pre-School Lending Program

The VTech Touch & Teach Turtle introduces children to fun ways of learning numbers, letters, animals and shapes. It also provides entertaining music and amusing short stories. The Touch & Teach Turtle can be borrowed by residents with children ages 12–36 months.  It can be checked out from the Family & Graduate Housing office for one week at a time.

The VTech Tote & Go Laptop offers children ages 3-6 years encouragement from a friendly penguin character as they learn capital and small letters, phonics, spelling, math, shapes, animals, foods, logic, music and more. The Touch & Go Laptop can be checked out by residents from the Family & Graduate Housing office for one week at a time.

Emergency Jump Starter Program

The Emergency Jump Starter program is a service to residents that has been funded by the Family Housing Council (FHC). The FHC has purchased a portable emergency jump starter that residents may use to jump-start their cars. To check out the jump-starter, residents can come to the Family & Graduate Housing office and fill out the sign-out sheet, (which includes your name, address, phone number, and date you are borrowing the unit). After you get your car running again, return the jump starter to the office and complete the form with “date returned.” If you have questions about this program, please call the Family & Graduate Housing office at 333-5656.

Bicycle Pumps

The Family & Graduate Housing office has a bicycle pump that residents can borrow. The pump can be checked out for one hour. Stop by the FGH office to check it out and make sure you return it within the hour. 

Moving Carts

The Family & Graduate Housing office has moving carts available for Orchard Downs residents to check out. Due to the limited number of moving carts, the Family & Graduate Housing staff request that carts be returned within 24 hours. Carts are available in the Family & Graduate Housing office. Stop by during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Goodwin-Green - Items to Borrow

Borrow Items from the Daniels Hall Desk

Goodwin-Green residents can borrow the following items from the Daniels Hall Desk with your i-card: vacuum cleaners, movies, board games, office supplies, and ping pong equipment.

Moving Carts

At Goodwin-Green, carts are available in the lower levels of each building. In 1107 Green, the carts are in storage locker number 9, and in 300 Goodwin, carts are in locker number 99. Residents use their apartment key to access the storage area and the padlock on the designated locker. Residents are expected to return the cart immediately following use. Overnight use of carts is not allowed. Residents must lock the cage before they leave the storage area.