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Ram Van Free Pass Info

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Ram Van can get you there. Possibly for free.

Ram Van is proud to once again offer free transportation to select community members during the 2021-2022 academic year. Eligible students will receive digital passes that entitle them to round-trip travel between the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses. Students must meet the criteria found here in order to be eligible. Read on to find out more!

What do you need free passes for?

Passes for travel to and from class?
Passes for a school-sponsored club or extracurricular?
Passes for an unpaid, for-credit internship?
Passes for a class trip, or other academic travel outside of class hours?

 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can my guests or friends use my passes?

A: You may elect to use your passes for guest travel, but please keep in mind that you are only granted exactly enough passes to travel to and from class.

Q: I think I should be getting any passes / more passes. What is going on?

A: Remember that passes will not be issued until the Wednesday prior to the start of the term and are automatically issued on a weekly basis for all students whose class schedule meets our eligibility requirements.  Click on the relevant category for your travel above to review qualifications and find out how to best submit a dispute. Be warned: the automated pass system is highly accurate. Students are responsible for their own travel while their dispute is being reviewed.

Q: Can I get free passes for a professor’s office hours, meeting with classmates for a group project, or if I have a large break or work between classes?

A: Free passes are not eligible for professors’ office hours, group meetings with classmates, breaks between classes, nor travel for work in between classes. Please keep this in mind when creating your class schedule.

Q: I have a class that is listed as “TBD”, but I believe should be eligible for passes. What do I do?

A: Classes with “TBD” in either the day or location will not be eligible for digital passes. The only way to receive passes in this case is to have your professor email with the date and location of the class, as well as confirmation that you are enrolled in the class.

Q: No dice! My situation doesn’t fit anything you described above. What do I do if I think I am eligible for free passes?

A: Any other special requests for passes that are not confirmed by your academic schedule must be emailed to by your professor

Q: My passes were lost / stolen recently? What do I do?

A: Ram Van and the Department of University Transportation are not liable for lost or stolen passes.

Using Your Digital Pass

Using a free pass is very simple. Please see this brief video below for a demonstration:

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Ram Van 101

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One of Fordham’s most unique offerings is the student-operated Intercampus Shuttle, commonly known as the Ram Van. The Department of University Transportation operates the Ram Van, which travels between Fordham’s Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses.

If you’re new to Fordham, read on for the most important information about Ram Van and how you can take advantage.

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Why our free passes are going digital

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This semester, Ram Van will be debuting a brand new system for distributing and using the free passes that thousands of our students receive in order to get to class at another campus.

Your University Transportation Administrators have worked tirelessly with Fordham’s own IT professionals to digitize many of our processes, resulting in a lower carbon footprint and a more efficient service.

We get it — sometimes change is scary, and it can be hard to get used to. However, we are absolutely certain that digital free passes will make life so much better for everyone at Fordham, that we want to tell you where we’re coming from.

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