Author Archives: Mike Dugan

  • 2

Conferences & Large Events

Taking the stress out of NYC travel.


Ram Van has experience with events of all sizes, including:

  • Academic Conferences
  • Private Sector Conferences
  • 3,000+ visitor shuttle service
  • Multi-Day events
  • Multi-Venue events

These events often require highly specialized planning. Please contact us as soon as possible at ramvan@fordham.edu, or by phone at (718) 817-4346. Ram Van is ready and willing to help, but asks that you contact us well in advance. Events being planned during the non-academic year, such as Summer or Winter break, must be coordinated at least one month prior to the event.  Note that all events must be affiliated with the Fordham community in some manner. Payment for all travel arrangements  must be arranged via Fordham University budget transfer.


  • 0

Vehicles and Services

Service to fit your needs.


Our wide variety of vehicles and services can help your group get moving. Please note that the below 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. All vehicles are subject to availability, and may be unavailable during large University events


Vehicle Offerings

  • 15-Passenger Van
  • 7-Passenger Minivan
  • Accessible Minivan
  • 6 or 8 Passenger Golf Cart (see “Other Service” below)
  • Accessible Golf Cart
  • Tour Buses (see “Other Service” below)

Service Offerings

Driver(s) Remain With Group

This is our default service, recommended for groups travelling around the NYC metro area for 2-12 hours. Your driver will remain parked in the area, allowing your group the ability to travel to multiple destinations or depart earlier if need be. Drivers are compensated for the entire duration of the trip.

Pick Up / Drop Off

Ideal for overnight trips, retreats, or airport service, pick up / drop off runs will transport your group to and from their destination quickly and safely. Departure times are considered fixed, and groups may be billed for delays on either end of the trip. Changes to a pick-up / drop-off time must be arranged ahead of time. Drivers are compensated for travel time.

Other Service

On campus golf cart shuttles, 50 passenger tour buses, and one-way trips may also be options available for your group. These services are typically highly specialized, and sometimes require coordinating with an outside vendor. Be sure to submit these requests well in advance! Last minute “Other” trips are often difficult to coordinate, and may be denied. For more info, please contact ramvancharters@fordham.edu prior to submitting your request.


  • 0

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 ramvancharters@fordham.edu with any questions prior to 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 questions on the form, give us a call at (718) 817-4346 prior to submission. We’d be happy to help!


Want to win some free tickets? Like us on Facebook for plenty of chances!