Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Requesting a Van

Looking to request a trip? Here’s how.

1. Talk to your budget supervisor/club advisor first

All requests must be approved by a Fordham budget administrator. Requests for club travel should be submitted with an Office of Student Involvement (OSI) representative listed as the budget administrator.

2. Figure out what type of service works for you

Ram Van offers a variety of services, which are explained in greater detail here. Think about what type of service works for your group and your budget. Contact with any questions before submitting your request.

3. Submit our request form!

Please carefully submit the form linked above. You’ll need the following information handy.

  • The number of passengers you plan on transporting (be specific!)
  • The exact street address of your destination (including town and postal code)
  • The name and email of your budget supervisor
  • A contact point for the day of travel

If you have a request that doesn’t seem to fit the form’s questions, give us a call at (718) 817-4346 before submission. We’d be happy to help!

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Ram Van Chartered Trips

Ram Van travel on your schedule.

Ram Van offers rentals of both vehicles and drivers for members of the University community. These trips offer flexible and reliable travel options for professors, student groups, and administrative staff. With a wide range of vehicles and services to choose from, Ram Van is a perfect fit for your next event. Read on to find out more.

What type of service/vehicle should I reserve?

What is the trip request process like?

How do I request vehicles and/or drivers?

How do I plan travel for a large event or conference?

 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do I submit my requests for vehicles or travel?

A: Using the resources above, please make sure you are familiar with the charter process. Then use this form to submit a request for drivers and/or vehicles.

Q: When should I book my travel? 

A: We require you to book your travel at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee vehicles and drivers. That said, you should book your travel as early as possible. Requests within the 2-week window will typically be accepted but are subject to vehicle and driver availability.

The following situations may require additional evaluation before DUT can guarantee service, even if the trip request is submitted more than two weeks prior to your trip:

  • Large groups (approx. 70 passengers or higher)
  • Multi-destination trips (4 or more stops)
  • Long-distance (3 hrs +) or overnight trips
  • Trips during scheduled University closures or events
  • Conferences or other multi-day events

Q: How much will a van rental/driver rental cost?

A: Costs vary depending on various factors but typically compare favorably against rates from Enterprise and other outside vendors. Driver fees will vary depending on the availability of drivers and the time of your trip. Submit a request for an exact quote!

Q: Who can submit requests for van rentals?

A: Requests can be submitted by any community member but must be approved by a Fordham budget administrator. Student clubs wishing to rent vehicles should seek assistance through OSI. All payments must be made through an internal Fordham budget transfer.

Q: What kind of vehicles are available?

A: Ram Van has 15-passenger vans, 7-passenger minivans, an accessible minivan, and 6-8 seat golf carts. The availability and makeup of the fleet are subject to change as vehicles are added or retired. Please note that these  totals include one seat for a driver. For example, the 15 passenger van option includes 1 seat for the driver and 14 seats for passengers.

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