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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 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!


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

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

A: Costs vary depending on a variety of factors, but typically compare favorably against rates from Enterprise and other outside vendors. Driver fees will vary depending on 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 payment must be done through 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 is subject to change as vehicles are added or retired.

 


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Free Passes for Club & Extracurricular Travel

Get involved. We’ll get you there.

If a club at another campus interests you and is not offered at your home campus, Ram Van can help out. Note that all requests for club passes must be submitted by the club advisor. 

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